Farm to Market Report: Weekend of April 27-28

farmersMarket_02_char11It looks as though there might be a chance of thunderstorms this weekend. But unless there’s a downpour, don’t let a chance of rain keep you cooped up inside. More and more varieties of fruits and vegetables are showing up at the market now that spring is in full bloom. Make a smoothie, or get something special to spice up your everyday salad!

Coppell Farmers Market: An abundance of green veggies are at the market this week for your choosing. Elliotts Grow, Hiram Farms, and Weathertop Farm will be returning with salad mix and spring garden harvest selections. Carnivores can visit Rehoboth Ranch and Livestock First for a variety of natural meets.

You’ve probably seen a Chipotle booth at a market in the past few weeks; this week they make their way around to Coppell. Get there early to be one of the first 100 people to snag a $10 token to spend on anything you’d like at the market.

793 S. Coppell Rd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dallas Farmers Market: Dan Landsberg of the Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa will be leading the cooking class this Saturday with the theme “Spring Has Sprung at ZaZa.” Landsberg previously honed his skills at Tillman’s Roadhouse and Stephen Pyles Restaurant. If you haven’t been able to attend one of Dallas’ cooking sessions left, make space in your calendar because they end on May 4!

1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Carnival Popcorn. Photo by Sheila Dang.
Carnival Popcorn. Photo by Sheila Dang.

Four Seasons Market: Just about all of Four Season’s regular vendors will be at the market this weekend. Pick up your favorite fruits and vegetables from Gilbert-Pruitt Farms and La Esperanza Farm. Don’t forget to stop by Carnival Popcorn to sample from a wide variety of flavors and colors. The white chocolate popcorn was taste-tested by yours truly and is highly recommended. Cita’s Salsa, which I had with my tamales last weekend, is another must-buy.

677 W. Campbell Rd.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: If there’s one thing you don’t want to miss this weekend, it’s the Main Street Festival in Grand Prairie. Main Street will be closed off for food, activities, and tons of fun. All of the market’s regular activities will be happening in the midst of the festival, so feel free to jump back and forth! Chris Brake, a champion street chalk artist, will be decorating Main Street with his works. Local bands, dancers, and singers will be taking the stage throughout the event for some great entertainment. Carnival rides, fair food, and even a Ferris Wheel will be at the festival from 5 – 11 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. – midnight on Saturday.

120 W. Main St.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

All of the amazing varieties of tamales. Photo by Sheila Dang.
All of the amazing varieties of tamales. Photo by Sheila Dang.

White Rock Local Market: The Chili Cook-Off is finally here! The teams will be competing to see who can make the best chili around. All proceeds from the chili tasting will go toward White Rock’s special programs and the local garden. The band Pale Hill will be providing the live music with equal parts folk, Americana, baroque-pop, and gospel infused songs. Produce that you can expect to see: kale, radishes, green garlic, and chives. The Tamale Company will also be on hand with their delicious tamales, with meat and vegan varieties, such as black bean and corn.

702 N. Buckner Blvd
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sheila Dang is a D Magazine intern and a junior at UT Dallas majoring in Economics.