Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas

Sigel’s Addison. Saturday, December 10 from 11AM to 3PM. Sigel’s Cheesemonger Teresa McGee and Brazos Valley Cheesmaker Marc Kuehl will be at Sigel’s-Addison to taste Marc’s award winning raw-milk cheeses. More below.

Slow Food Dallas and North Haven Gardens. This very cool partnership will present a   series of classes for novices and experienced gardeners. Mark you calendars. Here’s the linky dink.

Urban Acres. Holiday Market 2011. Need creative gift ideas?  Or just want something fun to do with friends and family this weekend? Please join us this Saturday, December 10th for a Holiday Artisan Marketplace at Urban Acres! We’ve invited our favorite local craft and food artisans to share their goods in our fun, community-based setting. Each artist will showcase handcrafted artwork or artisanal foods that we just know our Urban Acres friends will appreciate! Check out the vendors here!

Smoke Camp at Lockhart Smokehouse. Smoke like a pro after “Smoke Camp.”  The pitmasters at Lockhart Smokehouse will share some trade secrets such as: choosing the right meat, dry rub vs. wet rub practices, smoking techniques, proper trimming and carving, plus the art of “Burnt Ends.” Class includes dinner, cold beer, and a t-shirt. “Smoke Camp” will be held Tuesday, January 17 from 6:30-8-30pm.  Cost $75.  Space is limited, so call us to make your reservation early. 214-944-5521.

White Rock Market. The 3rd Annual Holiday Market takes place on Saturday, December 10 from 9AM to 3PM at Green Spot Market in East Dallas. (702 N. Buckner Blvd. 2140797-4989) Music, local food and handicraft vendors galore. It’s free. Venodors listed below.

Nosh. Black Winter Truffles from Perigord are now at NOSH. Fresh Capelini or Risotto with shaved Black Winter Truffles $25!


Saturday, December 10th     (11am-3pm)

Brazos Valley Cheese is dedicated to crafting all-natural, high quality, healthy cheese using raw milk, vegetable rennet, and no artificial flavors, preservatives or coloring. The milk comes from grass-fed cows that graze freely on three local Brazos River Valley Jersey/Brown Swiss dairies that do not use growth hormones or antibiotics. The high butterfat content of this milk makes rich, yellow, creamy cheeses. Every one of the cheeses is made with raw cow’s milk and all the hard cheeses are aged in underground cheese caves for at least two months. Theirsmoked cheeses get their flavor from being smoked over pecan shells in a restored 1860’s smokehouse.

Marc will explain the process that goes into handcrafting these exquisite cheeses as well as discussing using the cheeses in holiday menus. All of the Brazos Valley cheeses will be on sale after the tasting. For more information about this free tasting, or to place an order, please contact Teresa McGee at 972/387-9873 or [email protected].

White Rock Local Market Third Annual Holiday Market

Dec. 10 9 a.m.-3 p.m. At Green Spot Market in East Dallas

White Rock Local Market presents its third annual Holiday Market Dec. 10 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Green Spot Market and Fuels, 702 N. Buckner Blvd. Food and arts and crafts vendors will be available for all your holiday shopping. Fish Fry Bingo, a hillbilly jug band, will perform from noon -2 p.m.  The event is free. See for more information or call 214-797-4989. This is the final market of the 2011 Season. The 2012 Season will start in March. For a complete list of vendors go here:

White Rock Local Market is a non-profit, independent farmers market, a public space offering a venue for local farmers, ranchers and artisans to bring what they grow or make and sell directly to the East Dallas neighborhood.  The mission is to strengthen the community by creating a meeting place for residents to buy fresh, local and healthy foods, and quality arts and crafts.  WRLM happens twice a month (from March through December) – the second and fourth Saturday – at The Green Spot Market and Fuels, 702 N. Buckner Blvd. The second Saturday includes all vendors – food and crafts.  The fourth Saturday is just for farmers, growers and artisan foods. See for more information.

Farmers and Other Food Vendors for Dec. 10

Brennan Vineyards Sophisticated Wines with Texas Roots

Bon Aire Community Gardens
Uncertified organic produce, herbs and flowers

Chef Milton
Chili-honey roasted nuts

Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese
Gouda and trappist style cheese

Empire Baking Company Artisan breads

Finley Farms
Seasonal produce

Good Earth Organics
Certified Organic produce

Grapevine Grains Fresh made granola, fresh rolled oats, swiss style muesli, and stone ground flours

Homestead Land and Cattle Company Grass fed beef, chicken and lamb

In a Pickle Handmade pickles

J&S Produce
Seasonal produce and mushrooms

JuHa Ranch Grassfed beef, lamb, pork, chicken and eggs

Kitchen Pride Mushrooms Portobello, oyster, shitake mushrooms

Lucido Pasta and Preserves
Handmade pasta and preserves

Magnolia Seafood
Gulfcoast seafood

Rosy Ridge Farm
Baked goods

Sachse Heritage Farms
Seasonal produce

South Texas Beef Jerky
Beef Jerky

Stephanie’s Premium Bakery Decorated cookies

Texas Honey Bee Guild
Zip Code Honey®

Texas Olive Ranch Olive oils from Texas grown olives

Texas Worm Ranch Worms, worm casting, compost tea

The Tamale Company Lard-free tamales

Village Baking Company Artisan breads and pastries

Wackym’s Kitchen Freshly baked cookies

Artists & Other Non-Food Vendors for Dec. 10

Abundantly Aromatic Handmade soaps and candles

Allie Kat Designs Jewelry and hair accessories

Aliona K Jewelry Metal glass and mixed media jewelry

Arrow Sarah Wooden box purses and jewelry

Bailey Bear and Company
Handmade baby burb clothes

Bella Rose Jewelry
Silver, copper and bronze jewelry

Bound Essential Oils
Body products made with essential oils

Capricho’s Studio Jewelry

Chickeeboom Handcrafted silver jewelry

Dowdy Studios T-shirt wagon

Handmade women’s clothing

F is for Frank
Cast pewter jewelry and accessories

Freckled Chicken Handmade girl’s skirts, pillows and backpacks

Gotta Have-Its!
Hand knitted baby and adult hats

Handwoven by Tauntie
Hand knitted baby and adult hats

The Green Piano Handmade pillows and home accessories

Groovi Babi
Tie-dye potato-stamped onesies

David Anthony Harman

Patti Haskins Handmade stuffed animals

Hip Hazel Hoops Hula Hoops

Kuchera Designs Custom furniture

La Alicia Recycled paper products

Metah Designs

Neke Designs Jewelry

Thomas O’Kelley
Adirondack chairs and furniture

Old Bike Guys
Vintage bicycles

One Fish Two Fish Vases and ceramics

Pig Dog Glass
Fused Glass Jewelry

Purple Ranch Lavender Farm Lavender body products, candles and tea bags

Red Ranger Ray Guns Recycled ray guns

Regal Cottage Eco-friendly toys and gifts

Shed Print Studio Original prints on recycled paper and fabric

Shirt Girls T-shirts, onesies and totebags

Sophy Sam Photographs

St. Barnibus Episcopal Church


Toomasooba T-shirts and prints

Trained Eye Studios Wood and metal furniture

Two Clay Hands Ceramics

Vintage Dreamz Accessories made from vintage jewelry

Vintage Loving Mama
Aprons and handcrafted items

Virtuous Designs
Handmade aprons and sock monkeys

Waggin’ Tail Treats Homemade dog treats

Handmade aprons and accessories

Yum Scents Handmade soaps and body products


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  • We also have a boat load of aprons that are perfect for any of the cooks, bakers or messy eaters in your life.

    I love being a part of this market because it puts local products in front of my face regularly. The cinnamon rolls, Lucido’s cherry butter, Juha’s eggs, Brandon & Susan’s honey… the list of my loves goes on. This is a really good market for shoppers and for local vendors. Please come stop by!