Peach Porn: Head to Ham Orchards Before the End of the Season

The peach harvest this year has been phenomenal. Head out to Ham Orchards this weekend and see for yourself. Go early and get in line for Eddie Deen’s barbecue. Then grab a rocking chair and enjoy a cup of soft swirl peach ice cream. Take a cooler with you and load up on peach goodies.

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Food Politics: Farm-to-Table Caucus Listening Session at Dallas Farmers Market

Friday morning, area farmers and Dallas Farmers Market personnel filed into the second floor of the Dallas Farmers Market administration building for a listening session with area representatives as part of the kickoff of the Texas Farm-to-Market tour, a part of the Texas House Farm-to-Table Caucus.

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Food Politics: Farm-to-Table Caucus Dinner at Dallas Farmers Market

Last Thursday, the Dallas Farmer’s Market played host to the city’s first Farm-to-Table Caucus Dinner. Texas House representatives from opposites sides of the aisle spearheaded the event to support local farmers and ranchers throughout the state.

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History of Dallas Food: How the Dallas Farmers Market Came to Life, Part 1

A few years ago, Amy Severson, co-owner of Sevy’s, reformed blogger, and all-around smart person, and I decided to write a series of posts on the history of Dallas food. We began collecting bits and pieces of information and interviewed grandchildren of long-lost Dallas restaurants and food businesses. What we have found is unique and amazing and over the years we have published several almost-lost stories. Today we talk about the birth of the Dallas Farmers Market.

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Start Restaurant Hopes to Open Second Location in Oak Lawn

Erin McKool, co-owner of Start Restaurant, is planning to open a second location of Start, the healthy fast food restaurant she opened on Greenville Avenue in August 2012. She’s found a location (4023 Lemmon Avenue between Knight and Throckmorton) which is now a vacant lot just beyond My Fit Foods (the old car has been […]

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Chefs For Farmers Tickets On Sale

Get ready for this year’s blockbuster event: Chefs for Farmers Down and Dirty on the Boulevard.  The popular celebration organized by FT33 Chef/Owner Matt McCallister and his wife, Iris, is dedicated to raising awareness for the locavore movement in the South. Last year was a smashing success, so I’d advise you to get your tickets muy […]

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Free Stuff Alert! Sprouts Farmers Market Opens in McKinney on Sept. 18

Besides all our regular holidays, the best days of the year are definitely grocery store openings. You think I’m kidding, right? Nope. Sprouts is opening a new store in McKinney and I’m pretty sure if you live all the way out there, you’ll want to attend the 7 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Here’s why: WHEN: Wednesday, […]

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Wash What You Eat: Cyclospora Outbreak in North Texas, Ctd.’

On August 7, Bradford Pearson’s post on D Healthcare Daily alerted us to the cyclospora outbreak story in North Texas.  Today, he files a follow-up noting the 280 people in Texas infected with cyclospora don’t appear to be related to the cases linked to the salad mix from Taylor Farms of Mexico. Public health investigators […]

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From Greenhouse to Al Biernat’s: the Success Story of Amelia’s Farm Tomatoes

With her chunky blue necklace and fitted blazer, Amelia Von Kennel bears little resemblance to your typical farmer. Neither does her husband, Ben Von Kennel. But then again, they don’t really consider themselves farmers. “We grow tomato plants,” Ben explained, “and we feature them to local markets and restaurants.” The couple now sources their hydroponically-grown […]

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The Collin County Farmers Market @ Fairview Farms in Plano Opens April 20

Fairview Farms was one of the original suburban markets in North Texas and has been a home to a few vendors since 1989. But starting Saturday, April 20 at 8AM, The Collin County Farmers Market will take over the property (3314 North Central Expressway in Plano) and host a full-blown market day. They expect 25 […]

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Event Recap: A Community Cooks at Paul Quinn College Benefits WE Over Me Farm. Memorial Tree Planted in Honor of Chef Randall Copeland

The sun hangs low in the sky over WE Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College as a crowd of more than 400 filters onto the football-field-converted-garden-converted-five-star-restaurant. Warm, orange light illuminates the smiles of each guest as they take eager steps out onto the soft earth where the annual “A Community Cooks” event is held. […]

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Cafe Momentum Teams Up With Chipotle and Edible DFW for Film Series

Chipotle, the fast-food restaurant with a sustainable-food approach, and Edible DFW have launched a Food Film Series and they’ve picked Café Momentum to be the beneficiary of proceeds from the first film,  Eating Alabama. The event takes place Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00PM at the Angelika. The film will be followed by a panel discussion […]

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