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Farm-to-Market Report: August 29-31 Weekend

farmersMarket_02_char (1)As the season begins the gradual transition into fall, you’ll see some changes in the fare offered at your local farmers markets. For a few markets, this weekend will be one of the last chances to visit until next spring. Choose wisely!

Coppell Farmers Market
The market is still full with abundant summer produce such as eggplant, shelled peas and beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, okra, melons and peppers, as well as other offerings. There’s also an assortment of meat such as pastured beef, pork, and chicken raised on a natural diet, and Gulf seafood. Also, the market has prepared foods make in small batches. There’s also an assortment of butter, cow and goat milk cheese, pasta, snacks, pies, cookies, scones, mixes, spices, honey, lemonade, and real fruit crafted popsicles. Visitors can purchase wooden market tokens, the market’s version of cash, at the information booth in he center of the pavilion.
768 W. Main St., Coppell

8 a.m. to noon Saturday

Dallas Farmers Market
Opening today, the market’s The Shed, formally known as Shed 1, will feature new food vendors alongside perennial crowd favorites with a focus on local farmers and transparency through clearly labeled, high-quality produce. Carts will be made available for shopping and a stage will be built at the east end for weekend highlights including live music, chef demonstrations and cooking classes.
1010 S. Pearl Expwy.

Daily, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Frisco Farmers Market
In addition to its regular fare of fresh meats and vegetables, the market will also have vendors Biscotti World! and Zenwill. Biscotti World creates delicate coffee biscuits in an array of flavors such as Andes Mint Nutella, snickerdoodle, German chocolate, cranberry almond and blueberry pecan. There are also several gluten-free flavors available. If looking to add to your home, Zenwill will be on site offering nature-inspired photography art.
6048 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until sellout) Saturdays

Historic Downtown McKinney (Chestnut Square)
If looking for a relaxing experience this weekend, head to the market. In addition to the usual fall fare of watermelons, peaches, squash and onions, Kate Moore and the Kat House Band will perform on the Taylor Inn porch. Dixie’s Store will be open for business with fresh popped popcorn, ice cream and sodas. As always, the market will have bottomless cups of coffee and breakfast burritos. Enhance your Saturday!
315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney

8 a.m. to noon Saturdays

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Farmers Market
This Saturday will be your last chance to shop the market this season, so make it count! Stock up on fresh, locally grown produce and other items. Several vendors will be on site offering fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.
3014 Oak Lawn Ave.

8 a.m. to noon

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market
Treat your four-legged friends at this weekend’s market! Lucky Puppy Adventures will have custom bandanas, leashes, and collars. Also, $5 from each item will go directly to Dog Rescue Organizations. Dog treats will be available too! Before leaving the market, satisfy your sweet tooth with Le Gourmet’s shortbread and spicy pecans and Just Pie’s buttermilk pie, a blue-ribbon winner at the State Fair. Trois Laurent Patisserie will also have Belgium chocolate chip cookies and fudge. This is the last Saturday to drop off school supplies for Community Partners.
8011 Douglas Ave., Dallas
8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market
Breads, pastries, fried pies, and all manner of baked goods will be featured at this Saturday’s market. Come to the master gardener area for a demonstration on grinding wheat berries into flour. Instructor Denise Johnson loves to bake bread, and being a purist, she starts with the grinding of the grains into whole wheat flour. She will bring her electric grinder and bread mixer, which takes the dried grain into oven-warm bread in about two hours. There will be samples of her bread along with some samples of herbal butters. If looking for something different, there will also be an antique hand-grilling grist mill on display. Stop by and grind a handful of corn into cornmeal for you next loaf of corn bread!
410 S. Rogers, Waxahachie

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays