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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of September 4-7

farmersMarket_02_charRemember last winter when you said you couldn’t wait for summer? Are you ready to take that back? I am. The season is beginning to wane, and I couldn’t be more excited to not break into a sweat every time I walk to my car. This weekend you’ll start to see nature’s magical signs of autumn. So peruse, enjoy, and soon you’ll be drinking and eating pumpkin flavored everything and looking at summer with your nose turned up in the air.

White Rock Local Market:

If you’re a student, teacher or staff member from Southern Methodist University and you hate the fact that there’s no express shuttle to and from the White Rock market, well today is your lucky day! Starting September 7 and running the 1st two Saturdays of each month (excluding October), the Oasis Express Shuttle will run from SMU to White Rock Local Market between 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

9051 Garland Rd
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grapevine Farmers Market:

Don’t forget that Grapevine is closing up early on Saturday at 2 p.m., so that you won’t miss out on some excellent tamales from Tommy Tamale.

325 S. Main Street
Thursday – Saturday,  8:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Richardson Farmers Market:

This week brings two new vendors to the market, Sweet T’s Smoke Co. and Basic Foodism.

This weekend Sweet T’s is offering a deal on ribs: Buy 3 lbs. of their Country Style ribs for $20 and get $2 off a pound of any smoked sausage. If you mention D Magazine you can get a second pound of sausage for $2 off. Hot dog!

If you head over to Basic Foodism and mention us, you can get a dollar off one of their tasty looking barbecue sauces. If you decide to buy something from their online store, you can enter the code DMAG to receive the same deal. Sweet.

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

Coppell Farmers Market:

There will be a Market to Kitchen Chef Series demo coming up on Sept. 28 (Hard Eight BBQ, Dave Blair at 10 a.m.)

You can expect summer vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, okra, summer squash varieties, leafy vegetables, rutabagas, onions, potatoes, and a variety of cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelons. You’ll also start to see some fall produce like butternut, spaghetti, acorn  squash, and a few small pumpkins.

If you like your dills fresh, come get the last of the pickled cucumbers before they vanish.

Artisan producers have a wide variety of plants, baked goods, condiments, honey, pasta, snack items, tamales and cheese available, in addition to soaps and candles. Grapevine Grains has added Raspberry Walnut as the flavor for the fall.

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

JJ&B Jams (provided by JJ&B)
JJ&B Jams (provided by JJ&B)

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market:

Fall is around the corner and a few fall vegetables are beginning to appear. Baugh Farms will have first-of-the-season pumpkins–3 or 4 varieties of pumpkins (small pie ones, jack o’ lanterns, and Cinderellas. There will also be sweet potatoes and squash. Tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, onions, okra, potatoes, and end of the season peaches are here and looking good.)

This week, Merlin’s Baking and Catering will be at Saint Michael’s with a fresh beets salad, cauliflower ceviche, lemony parsley rice salad and zucchini-corn salad.

Ipanema will be back with delicious Brazilian cheese bread, JJ & B Jams and Jellies, and don’t miss the 5-inch pies by Just Pie.

Get some tasty Pop Star Popsicles and stock up on Daily Greens raw cold pressed juices.

8011 Douglas Ave.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Jake Austin Medina is a D Magazine intern and a journalism major at the University of North Texas. In his spare time he pets his dog and watches Netflix.