Farm to Market Report: Weekend of August 30—September 1

It’s that beautiful time of the year when we’re straddling between summer and fall. You can walk outside without feeling scorched. Amazing. But before we know it, the markets will be closed for winter. That’s why you should go to your local farmers market this weekend. Excellent logic, I know. Coppell Farmers Market: Even though it’s […]

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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of August 24

Coppell Farmers Market: Market organizer, Amanda Vanhoozier writes in to say, “The CFM Market to Kitchen series highlights local chefs demonstrating how to prepare meals using locally produced, seasonal ingredients from the Coppell Farmers Market’s farmers and producers. It has become a market favorite to be able to enjoy more time at the market, learn from […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, August 9

Writing this final post has made it sink in that this really is my last day as an intern at D Magazine. I am so sad that I won’t be contributing to SideDish on a regular basis anymore (look out for my comments), but I am especially sad that I have to leave Carol. Many […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, August 2-4

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy petting zoos. You’ll have a better understanding why I do as you continue reading. Point is, I’m going to Grand Prairie tomorrow because of a petting zoo. Have I already talked about these before? Sorry, I love animals. Enough about that, continue reading to find out […]

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Farm to Market Report: Weekend of June 29

It’s a short but sweet farm to market report this week. Enjoy the weekend, folks. Coppell Farmers Market: The weekend kicks off Coppell’s Market to Kitchen series with the “Preserve Summer, Preserve Peaches” class. Trish Percy, the director of the Grow Your Own project of GROW North Texas (a nonprofit based in Dallas/Fort Worth), will teach […]

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Let’s Help Kickstart Terra Tech, an Indoor Farm, in Deep Ellum

Jake King-Gilbert is a Connecticut-native living in Dallas, and he’s done something most people haven’t: he’s turned his entire apartment living room into a hydroponic system that’s 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. long, and 4 ft. wide. Hydroponics is a way of growing plants in water without soil. He chuckles when I ask him the dimensions […]

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Dallas Chefs Take a Tour of Lemley’s Produce and Plant Farm

Yesterday morning, Dallas chefs filed into a bus for a field trip to Lemley’s Produce and Plant Farm with Chefs’ Produce, a Texas-based wholesaler of produce. I got lucky and tagged along. J.T. Lemley – a long-time farmer who still loves his work even though it’s taken a toll on his back– led us on […]

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