Farm to Market Report: Weekend of August 30—September 1

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It’s that beautiful time of the year when we’re straddling between summer and fall. You can walk outside without feeling scorched. Amazing. But before we know it, the markets will be closed for winter. That’s why you should go to your local farmers market this weekend. Excellent logic, I know.

Coppell Farmers Market: Even though it’s squash time, you can still find a lot of summer veggies. Tomatoes, cucumbers, tomatillos, peppers, onions, eggplant, okra, potatoes, herbs, and garlic will all be at the market this week. And since it’s the fifth Saturday of the month, Good Earth Organic will have small organic tomatoes at the market this weekend.

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

Cowtown Farmers Market: Pumpkins are arriving in late September. Put it in your calendar.

3821 Southwest Blvd
Wednesday and Saturday, 
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Frisco Farmers Market: Organizer Brandy Miles writes, “Truth Hill Farms is a star example of a family farm who appreciated and lives ‘slow’ food.  Their grass fed, grass finished beef and lamb is never fattened up with hormones or grain.  Specials this week include Beef Stock Bones at $1.25 and much anticipated Pork Smoked Italian Links.”

Here are the vendors listed for this week:

Basic Foodism -PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD WINNING SAUCE
Coffee Del Rey – Responsible, Sustainable gourmet coffee
D-Bar Family Farm Produce
Jazzy Fat’s Cajun Praline
Le Esperanza Family Farm Produce
Little Johns Produce and Distributing
Honey Pot
KBAR K Beef Chicken and Pork, Eggs
PepperSmack – Award winning Hot and Spicy seasonings
Sadie B – Award winning Jerk Sauce and Jerky
Texas Hill Country Olive Oil
Truth Hill Farms Beef Chicken, and Pork Eggs
Trale Mix- Healthy nutty snacks

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

St. Michaels Farmers Market: Nancy Powers says, “We welcome back Spain’s Smokehouse with delicious barbecue sauce and seasoning, In a Pickle with sweet and spicy pickles, and Jazzy Fat’s handmade Louisiana pralines. Don’t miss Texas Hill Country Olive Oil’s jalapeno-infused terra verde, garlic-infused extra virgin olive oil, and fig balsamic vinegar. Stock up on Lucido’s fresh black pepper linguine, basil garlic angel hair, and shrimp scampi ravioli.

For dessert, look for Just Pie’s berry custard and chocolate turtle pies, Le Gourmet’s shortbread or Stephanie’s Bakery iced citrus and chocolate chip cookies. The produce vendors will be back with peaches, tomatoes, okra, corn, cantaloupe, purple hull peas and more.”

8011 Douglas
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church (OLUMC) Farmers Market: Market guy, Byron Proutt, has a few special words about the vendors for this week. Here’s a preview of what to expect:

Canon Coffee Roasters (https://www.facebook.com/CanonCoffee) (Richardson, Texas)

Now this is a fairly new vendor to OLUMC Farmers Market.  They gave me a cup sample of their coffee and I was floored! I drink coffee, yes, but I never thought that there’s much a difference when compared to my store-bought coffee.  WOW!  This coffee was fresh with a palpable flavor that made me want to buy a case! Yes, it was THAT good.  Another member of OLUMC posted on FB “I don’t even drink coffee and I really liked it!”, -OLUMC Member, Carly R.

Baugh Farms of Canton (Produce) – Canton, Texas

If you live in Dallas, you know about the Baugh family.  They have been with the OLUMC Farmers Market since DAY ONE!  They continue to provide not only great produce, but are always welcoming to the residents and visitors to the market.

Oneal Grassfed Beefalo & Beef (http://www.onealgrassfed.com/) – Royse, Texas

This group of husband and wife school teachers is fairly new to the OLUMC Farmers Market.  The wife’s brother lives in the Oak Lawn/Uptown area; who works at Children’s Hospital.  This family-owned business has introduced us to a healthy alternative to meat (compared to store-bought).

Beau Tye – Handmade/Homemade Soaps and Scents (www.mybeautye.com) – Dallas, Texas

This vendor has been with the OLUMC Farmers Market from the beginning as well.  They switch out vendors almost each Saturday but provide the same great product!  A favorite to all the local Farmers Market!!

Apetito Co. LLC – BBQ Sauces and Spices – Dallas, Texas

Texican Barbeque Sauce, Rubs, and Sauces are a family traditional recipes. Their taste are unlike any other that are a unique non-sweet sauce, Low in Fat, Sodium, and Sugar and is Preservative, Additive, and Filler-Free!

Texas Hill Country Olive Company – Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinaigrette – Dripping Springs, Texas

Their certified organic olive orchard features a Tuscan-inspired mill house, a state-of-the-art Italian olive press and a large tasting room. We are proud to join the pioneering group of entrepreneurs building the olive oil industry in Texas.

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

UPDATE: Baugh Farms will have first-of-the-season pumpkins and sweet potatoes available at OLUMC, St. Michael’s, and McKinney’s farmers markets. There will be 3 or 4 varieties of pumpkins (small pie ones, jack o’ lanterns, and Cinderellas).