Farm to Market Report: Weekend of August 25-26

Our beloved farmers market girl, Erin Ahlfinger, found a new job, so we are all mourning her presence here. Unfortunately, this also means you will no longer be seeing her face in the little logo that comes with these reports every week, because obviously I look nothing like her. My face is more grocery bag-shaped.

Coppell Farmers Market: Listen to the Horny Toad Band play some sweet blue grass tunes as you shop one of the best farmers markets around town. In case you’ve been pining after them, Elliott Grows will be back after getting their new hydroponics operation set up. This week they have lettuces, greens, basil, and bok choy for purchase.

793 S. Coppell Rd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cowtown Farmers Market: Director Gwin Grimes writes:

“We have one Wednesday market left for our Westside location (traffic circle; 3821 Southwest Blvd.), Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. until noon. Saturdays continue 8 a.m. to noon year-round. Our Downtown Fort Worth market on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. continues through the fall.

We have a new crop of peaches (Red Globe, a freestone variety) in from Doak Orchards in Montague County. Native pears are in, and they are larger than usual this year, reports Greg Johnson of B&G Gardens in Poolville (Parker County). Last of the black-eyed peas are expected this Saturday, and summer field tomatoes are on the wane except cherry varieties, which are still producing prodigiously. Eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, onions and okra are still plentiful at market, as are melons of all kinds. Louisiana Green Velvet okra, a smooth, slender variety grown by Gerald Pruitt of Teague, is the market’s newest taste sensation — it’s even good raw.”

3821 Southwest Blvd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Frisco Farmers Market: Village Baking Co. is back again with fresh buttery croissants and sourdough loaves. Pair these with Texas Hill Country Olive Oil’s peach balsamic and extra virgin olive oil, and you’ve got yourself a carb feast made in heaven.

6048 Frisco Square Blvd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

White Rock Local Market: Produce coming in from Dallas County will be washed thoroughly because of the aerial spraying that’s happening, but Director Sarah Perry says most of WRLM’s produce doesn’t come from Dallas County anyway. Chef Brian Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots will be there, which we’ve heard are popular with the WRLM crowd. The market also has some exciting offerings coming this fall! On September 14, there’ll be a cheese-making and homemade wines workshop called “A Jug of Wine and Thou.” Also, don’t forget to sign up for Love Your Farmer Days and volunteer at area farms and ranches. The first one is September 29 at Farmer Jones Plants and Produce.

702 Buckner Blvd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.