I hope farmers didn’t loose any tomatoes when the temperatures dipped last night. I also hope you get out this weekend for one or all of the following markets. It’s going to be beautiful. Thanks to the D Magazine intern with the best last name ever–Sheila Dang–for compiling this list.
Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Chef Curtis Stone, host of Top Chef Masters and author of a new cookbook. We talked about time-saving tips to help making dinner less of a once-in-a-while event and more of a regular occurrence. That talk inspired me to plan out a clear grocery list, hit the market this weekend, and start making a new habit of cooking for myself. What are some of your best time-saving tips? I (and many other readers) could definitely use them.
Coppell Farmers Market:
The Old Town Coppell Celebration will partner with the farmers market this weekend, so be sure to come out and join in on the fun. The Boxcar Bandits will be playing, and visitors can enjoy Hard Eight BBQ brisket sandwiches, visit craft vendors, and then attend the opening of HeritagePark. Afterward, be sure to welcome back two vendors who are returning after a several month absence: Lone Star Teas and Dead End Farms. Fresh items to expect this week include radishes and other root vegetables, pecans, spring onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and greenhouse tomatoes. Varieties of healthy dark greens are available as well as lettuces and herbs.
793 S. Coppell Rd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Dallas Farmers Market:
The second installment of this spring’s cooking classes will feature David Holben of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. The theme for this session will be “20 Years of Then and Now: A Fresh Perspective.” Holben trained as a saucier in France and has worked for Michelin three star restaurants. Anyone looking to impress their friends the next time they cook should attend this session.
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Arlington Farmers Market:
You won’t want to miss this weekend’s market at Downtown Arlington, because there will be a chance to win $1000 from Chipotle Mexican Grill! Chipotle will have a booth at the market to give away $10 tokens to the first 100 people to stop by. Tokens can then be used to buy items from the market.
215 Front St.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Grand Prairie Farmers Market:
Grand Prairie will offer a fun class this Saturday to teach you how to make a rain barrel! You’ll learn how to collect and recycle rainwater for gardening and other uses by using a handmade rain barrel from a plastic drum, a few parts, and basic tools. The class will cost $35 for Grand Prairie residents and $50 for non-residents. If you’re more interested in getting your shopping done, the regular vendors will be there with an assortment of produce, soaps, honey, wines, and much more.
120 W. Main St.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
White Rock Local Market:
This week is an “Everything” market at Green Spot, so it will feature crafts, art, handmade jewelry, along with fresh produce. White Rock is also still looking for teams to participate in their 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off on April 27! All proceeds from the event will benefit the White Rock Local Garden. Chef Brian C. Luscher of Post Oak Red Hots will host a cooking demo at 9:30 a.m. to show everyone how to make a delicious frittata made with seasonal vegetables and farm eggs straight from the market.
702 N. Buckner Blvd
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.