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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of August 10

farmersMarket_02_char11I’m so sad to say this, but this will be my last farm to market report. I’m very thankful I have been able to write these each week for SideDish and many thanks to those who continued to read. Enough of that. It’s National Farmers Market week, so when you stop by your local market, be sure to thank the farmers and vendors for their hard work and goods.

Coppell Farmers Market: Lost High Rollers, the blues-mix local band, is coming back to Coppell to entertain all your market shoppers. Your shopping agenda could include the following: sweet and juicy melons, white peaches, and blueberries. Also, it’s prime season for vegetables so both summer and winter squashes varieties will be available. Other produce includes tomatoes, tomatillos, garlic, okra, herbs, and more. If you’re into the whole juicing thing – you will be go to go.

On to the more hearty stuff. Ranchers are bring pastured beef, pork, chicken, and free range eggs. Now this may seem like it’s ahead of the game, but if you like to plan far, far ahead then you’re in luck because Rehoboth Ranch will be taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys.

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

Celebration Farmers Market Leah is out this week, but you can check out the website for updates on vendors and available items. She should have it updated by today or tomorrow.

4515 West Lovers Lane
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dallas Farmers Market: The last cooking class of the summer series is this weekend. André Natera of Village Marquee Grill & Bar is teaching a modern Asian cooking class.

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

Frisco Farmers Market: Cantaloupe is the star at the Frisco market this weekend. Other vendors include Basic Foodism (award winning sauce), Sadie B (award winning jerk sauce and jerky), and PepperSmack (award winning hot and spicy seasonings). The artisan spotlight is Choco-Mint YUM Organic Chapstick. I am one of those people who hoards chapstick so this product sounds divine.  It’s not going to pollute the planet while keeping your lips moist. Here’s the map for Saturday’s lineup.

6048 Frisco Square Blvd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

White Rock Lake Farmers Market: In honor of National Farmer’s Market week, vendors will be doing cooking demonstrations and there will be a sampling tent with lots of bites to try from different vendors. Chef Milton will do a demo at 10:30 a.m. with shrimp from Magnolia Seafood and produce from Demasus Farm.

There will be all natural meats from Fruth Farms and JuHa Ranch. Paul Wackym of Wackym’s Kitchen has a little something sweet and spicy: hatch chile chocolate chip cookies. To cool down, you will find plenty of watermelons, cucumbers, and lots of other produce from Dallas’ favorite farms. And of course, returning vendors like Village Baking Company and Empire Baking Company will have freshly baked breads.

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

St. Michaels Farmers Market: Some of the summer’s best won’t be around much longer. Peach season comes and goes quickly so don’t miss Baugh Farms’ oh henry and red skin peaches or Ninnie’s Peach Preserves. Peachy Page only has a few more weeks left with their peaches and fresh peach ice cream, too. However, there will be plenty of other produce from Sachse, La Esperanza, and Baugh Farms. Merlin’s Baking and Catering has salads made with fresh produce. Try the three tomato, parsley rice, beet, or Nopales salads. Your lunch can be completed with the hummus and cilantro dressing. For dessert, Pop Star Popsicles in watermelon, strawberry lemonade, hibiscus, honey lime, and more flavors.

Also, Mother Shucker’s Tamales are bring out new creations that include spicy queso beef, pork, fiery chipotle chicken, black bean and jalapeno, and cheese tamales. They have dinners, too, like chicken and dumplings, chicken spaghetti, and country fried steak.

8011 Douglas
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church (OLUMC) Farmers Market: To some, OLUMC Farmers Market has become known as “The High-Rise Farmers Market” with vendors ranging from fresh fruit and produce from the Baugh family to creative and local individuals sharing their products. This market will continue until October 27.

The church Missions Director, Byron Proutt, says the goal of this farmers market is to bring people out of their high rise apartments with the intentions of building a better sense of community. “This was our first year and attempt and we are very pleased with the results,” Proutt said. “It was a pleasure to see people out jogging or walking their dogs and come to a complete stop to see what was going on at our farmers market. This, to us, was icing on the cake.”

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3014 Oak Lawn Avenue

Grand Prairie Farmers Market Time to rock and roll in GP. If you’re ready for a rockin’ time, head out to Grand Prairie for local band performances, hula hoop competitions, food trucks, and a bounce house. Time to bring out your inner kid. Check out the calendar for more upcoming events.

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