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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of March 28

farmersMarket_02_charYou won’t have any excuses this weekend to buy your produce from the local grocery store. Each of these farmers markets are stocked full of the freshest of vegetables, fruit, and goods. This sporadic weather isn’t getting in the way of any shopping this weekend.

Coppell Farmers Market: This Saturday, the Coppell Farmers Market is making the big move from to their new location at 768 W. Main St. While the winter storms may have done some damage to many of the plants, the Coppell Farmers Market will still be stocked up on plenty of greens and root vegetables, such as spring onions, kale, spinach, mizuna, chard, collards, mixed salad greens, and lettuces. For all of you health nuts, wheatgrass will also be available to purchase this weekend. If you like to grow your own vegetables, there will be soil blocks and soil block mix this weekend for purchase.

768 W. Main St.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cowtown Farmers Market: Fresh off the farm, get your weekly supply of arugula, carrots, tomatoes, green garlic, and green onions. Don’t forget they have their fair share of baked goods, beef, chicken, cow’s milk cheese, eggs, goat meat, and many more products.

3821 Southwest Blvd. 
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

Dallas Farmers Market: J.T. Lemley of Lemley Produce and Plants is back selling his famous tomatoes once again starting this weekend in Shed 3. Be sure and snatch a few before they are all gone. (Side note: Don’t be discouraged by the thought of making homemade pizza sauce. It is quite simple, and freshly picked tomatoes are the best for any sauce recipe.)

1010 S. Pearl Expwy.
Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown Arlington Farmers Market: UnHinged Homestead, the organic food vendor, is back on Fridays at the farmers market. This vendor has everything from duck eggs to melons to kale chips. UnHinged Homestead also makes tamales from scratch.

214 E. Front St.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Four Seasons Market (Fairview): Lather your hands with homemade soaps by the The Edelweiss Soap Company or treat yourself to natural skincare products by Black Label Spa & Bath. Both vendors are ready to beautify your weekend this Saturday at the farmers market.

201 Stacy Rd.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.            
Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Four Seasons Market (Richardson):Homemade tamales and pecan pie are two of my favorite foods,;luckily, I don’t have to wait any longer to buy them, because both Tena’s Tamales and Powder River Pies are coming straight to the farmers market this weekend. Along with tamales and pies, there are plenty of other food and non-food vendors ready to fill your bags full with goods.

677 W. Campbell Rd.
Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Summer Hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: This Saturday, March 29, there will be the first-ever Get Fit Grand Prairie “Chase the Chiefs” 1-mile fun run at 8:15 a.m. and  5k run/walk at 8:30 a.m. It’s in honor of the farmers market’s opening day. The registration fee is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit youth fitness programs in Grand Prairie. If you’re not the runner type, browse around the free Get Fit Grand Prairie health fair.

The Grand Prairie Farmers Market provides many fun activities every Saturday, including chef demos, food tastings, special events, educational class series, gifts, and so much more.

120 W. Main St.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NEXT WEEK

Little D Farmers Market: Next weekend, make way to the Little D Farmers Market located at 423 N. Singleton Boulevard. It will be open the  first, second, and third Sundays of the month. Little D Farmers Market was created with the hope of motivating neighborhoods west of the Trinity River to buy local, healthy food.

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market: Save the date on April 5, because the Saint Michael’s Farmers Market is reopening with 27 vendors, live music, a blessing, plus treats for the kids.

8011 Douglas Avenue at Colgate Rd.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

Historic Downtown McKinney (Adriatica): After work, stop by the farmers market to buy fresh produce for the week. The Historic Downtown McKinney farmers market at the Adriatica location opens next Thursday, April 3.

6851 Virginia Pkwy.
Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Historic Downtown McKinney (Chestnut): $5 Farmers Market bucks will be handed out to the first 300 customers that enter at the north entrance on opening day, April 5.

315 S. Chestnut St.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

 

Hayley Votolato is a D Magazine intern, and aspiring food and travel editor. She will be graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in Strategic Communication from the Schieffer College of Communication this May.