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Farm to Market Report Weekend of: May 11

farmersMarket_02_char11Now I know that y’all honor and cherish your mothers every day of the year, but Mother’s Day is the time to go all out and reinforce our appreciation for everything our mothers do for us. If you’re planning on cooking or baking for your mom, the markets will have many of the necessary ingredients. Don’t exactly have time to whip up a meal? Keep an eye out for unique gifts such as handmade jewelry or other great items to make mom’s life just a bit easier.

Coppell Farmers Market:

Classical music enthusiasts have a wonderful reason to visit the market this weekend – Coppell’s own Grace Johnson will be playing the harp this Saturday for Mother’s Day weekend. Johnson toured Europe as a pianist and accompanist, so you won’t want to miss out on hearing the lovely sounds of the harp. Possible gift ideas for every mom in your life include goat milk soaps, soy candles, croissants from Village Baking Company, and delicious cakeballs wrapped in a box and complete with a bow.

793 S. Coppell Road

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Collin County Farmers Market:

Here’s another opportunity to hear some live music: country star SaraBeth, who was born and raised in Dallas, will be performing on Saturday. Hopefully she’ll sing “Kickin’ & Screamin’,” the name of her upcoming EP! Vendors that will be there include Purple Ranch Lavender Farm, which specializes in lavender products for home and body (ALERT: possible gift idea). McLemore Ranch will also be there with delicious grass-fed beef. Firewheel Roasters will also have their hand-roasted coffee for those of you who need the extra kick in the morning.

3314 Central Expressway

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Four Seasons Market:

Four Seasons is a great place to find unique non-food items with their constant list of non-food vendors. Her Art of Stone and Alejandra’s Gift Shop are two great places to find handmade jewelry, and maybe something that mom would love to wear. Fragga Products will have soy candles on hand, and be sure to stop by a Stardust Soap for luxury soaps.

677 W. Campbell Rd.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Grapevine Farmers Market:

Moon Enterprises Flavored Popcorn is a vender that we haven’t seen at other markets; be sure to try one of their delicious varieties of popcorn. AngiLeo’s Nutty Little Market will have just about every type of nut you could think of, plus fruit and nut mixes, as well as seed and nut mixes. One vendor that is a must-visit is South Texas Beef Jerky; try one of their two flavors: original (salt and black pepper) and Habanero.

325 S. Main St.

Thursday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market:

Come to Grand Prairie on Saturday to support a few high school students in the area. The culinary arts students from DubiskiCareerHigh School will be giving a cooking demonstration. Whether or not you’re a seasoned cook, it’ll be interesting to see what the students have been learning in the classroom. After the demo, shop for plants, tamales, cookies, breads, and other fresh produce.

120 W. Main St.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m.  –  1:00 p.m.

White Rock Local Market:

Farmers at this week’s market at Green Spot will include Good Earth Organic Farm, Wolfsong Farm, Hari and Friends, Rae Lilli Farm, and Alpha Omega Acres. Artisan foods will include items from Eagle Mountain Cheese, Latte Da Dairy, and Mozzarella Cheese Co.

An exciting new program will also start this Saturday where customers buying produce will receive a raffle ticket from the vendor. Drop off the ticket at the market’s information booth, and you may receive a $50 gift certificate to buy anything at the market!

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. This is her last Farm to Market report, and is grateful for the opportunity to write for SideDish every week this semester.