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Farm-to-Market Report: Weekend of June 6-8

farmersMarket_02_char (1)From mudbugs to cooking demonstrations, there’s plenty to explore throughout DFW this weekend at area farmers markets. Each market has something unique to offer, so make sure you get the pick of the best and beat the inevitable heat­–-in case you needed that extra push to hit the farmers market circuit a little earlier in the day than usual.

Coppell Farmers Market
If you’re looking for an artisan touch to your farmers market experience this weekend, head to Coppell. From baked goods and small-batch prepared foods to doggie biscuits and soaps, vendors from across the area will have unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise. The market’s produce section is back in full swing, with new, colorful offerings outside the traditional greens and root vegetables arriving weekly. In anticipation of Saturday, farmers bring what’s ready to pick on Friday, so look out for some surprises.

Recently making their seasonal debut were peaches, strawberries, red and green slicing tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes. Pinto beans, leeks and the season’s first peppers are in limited supply this early in the season, so shop early. Spinach is also in limited quantities as production is beginning to wind down for the season.

Market staples such as white-fleshed freestone peaches, Texas-raised cherries, blackberries and blueberries will also be available. The market will offer plentiful varieties of protein, including pastured, grass-raised-and-finished beef and lamb, free-range chicken and eggs, and Texas Gulf seafood.
768 W. Main St.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 Frisco Farmers Market
If you’re on the hunt for fresh vegetables, allow Frisco to be your one-stop shop. With four veggie vendors on hand, you’ll find a plethora of green goodness. Weathertop Farm will have organically grown greens, turnips, carrots and squash. Ponder’s D-Bar Farm & Nursery is bringing hydroponically grown beautiful lettuce. There will also be selections from La Esperanza Farms and Little Johns Plant and Produce Distributors. Pottsboro’s K Bar K Ranch will have grass-fed beef, chicken and lamb.
6048 Frisco Square Blvd.
Saturdays 8am-1pm or Sellout

Grand Prairie Farmers Market
Each Saturday, the market features events such as cooking demonstrations, gardening classes and car shows. This Saturday is no different. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Heads or Tails Cajun Crawfish catering company will be boiling Louisiana-bred mudbugs, accompanied by potatoes and corn, all for $10 per pound. Stick around and enjoy the crawfish in the beer garden while live music plays.
120 W. Main St.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Little D Farmers Market
Making a brief appearance, Kate Weiser Chocolates’ pop-up ice cream shop will be on site for this weekend only. With flavors like Ascension Coffee, lime mascarpone and sweet basil, this is a must! There’s really no other way to welcome the summer heat.

There’ll also be a vast selection of produce from Baugh Farms, Demases Farm and Promise of Peace Garden, including squash, berries, onions, carrots, potatoes and herbs. Don’t miss one-of-a-kind  all-natural, gluten-free meals from My Gluten-Free Friend and coffee from local Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters.
3011 Gulden Lane, located in front of Trinity Groves’ restaurants
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rockwall Farmers Market
Enjoy live music from Wendell Callaway as you browse the market’s 20-plus vendors. There’s a little bit of everything within the confines of Rockwall’s market, from toffee to tamales to preserves, jellies and relishes. Give in to your sweet tooth with a stop by Decadent Desserts, Village Bakery or Just Pie. Whatever you’re looking for, they probably have it!
385 South Goliad
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market
New to the market this weekend, Rosewood Beef will bring along their all-natural wagyu beef patties. Baugh Farms will return with golden zucchini, peaches, heirloom tomatoes and fresh-cut flowers. The market will have a varied and vast selection of fresh produce ranging from tomatoes to purple hill peas. Mozzarella Company’s cheese and Texas Hill Country Olive Oil are the perfect addition to fresh tomatoes. Most importantly, the June Market Drive will benefit Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Bring baby supplies to drop off at the market, if you’d like to participate.
8011 Douglas Ave.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

White Rock Lake Farmers Market
If looking for something different to Saturday morning, check out White Rock’s annual GoTexan cooking demo from 9-10 a.m. at Lakeside. Chef Brian Luscher from Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots and Rodrigo Salas of Molli Cooking Sauces will whip up some local and seasonal market fare. The market’s Soda and Sauerkraut class will be 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Gecko Hardware. Join 24 Carrot Health’s Lisa Staffelbach and try your hand at crafting your own ginger-ale and natural sauerkraut. You’ll leave with samples of what is made in class! Sign up for the class here.

For a sweet touch, the market will have peaches from Larken Farm and Baugh Farms.
9150 Garland Rd.
First and third Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
702 Buckner Blvd.
Second and fourth Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.