Farm to Market Report: Weekend of September 29-30

Does anyone else get excited when there are five Saturdays in one month? There’s something special about an additional weekend to be out and about, and I can’t think of a better way to spend this weekend than shopping for some delicious food for the coming week. I am trying to get in the habit of using my fresh ingredients on Sunday evenings to prepare meals for the week. Once Monday evening rolls around, all I want to do is watch Law and Order marathons, and the last thing on my mind is cooking. Does this ring a bell? It looks like rain this weekend, but hopefully that means temperatures will cool off and shopping outside will be more enjoyable.

Celebration Farmers Market: There are two Saturdays left in Celebration’s regular season, so go while you can. Having difficulty eating gluten-free? The Market store will be offering samples of locally made gluten free cheese breads, sold frozen. Flavors include jalapeno, bacon, sundried tomato, cheddar cheese, and basil.

4515 W. Lovers Ln.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Entrance to the market (photo by Erin Ahlfinger)

Coppell Farmers Market: Both cheese vendors will be in their booths with a wide selection to choose from. Wackym’s Kitchen reports that this Saturday is the last call for Hatch Chocolate Chip Cookies for the year, so swing by if you want to stock up for the winter. Grapevine Grains has also added chocolate brownie mixes made with fresh stone ground organic wheat.

Elliott Grows will be on hand with collard greens, oak leaf and red lettuces, tatosi, arugula, and mizuma. Available herbs from several farmers will include Thai and Genovese basil, oregano, garlic chives, thyme, mint, and sage.

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

Cowtown Farmers Market Fall produce is starting to trickle in, and sweet potatoes and pie pumpkins are stealing the spotlight. Peaches are done, but don’t get too down because melons are still plentiful. Vendors voted to continue the Tuesday downtown market through October, so stop by for midweek grocery needs.

1000 Throckmorton St.
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m- 1:00 p.m.

Dallas Farmers Market: This weekend’s “Chef at the Market” cooking class will be taught by Chad Houser from Café Momentum.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

La Esperanza's potted jalapeno peppers (photo by Erin Ahlfinger)

Frisco Farmers Market: Produce is waning unless you love squash. But squash lovers, rejoice! Little Johns Plant and Produce and La Esperanza Farms will bring these little squash. Frisco’s new meat vendor is K Bar K. Frisco is encouraging pre-orders, especially for eggs.

6048 Frisco Square Blvd.

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grapevine Farmers Market: It’s hatch chile season out at Grapevine. Swing by to pick up hatch chiles and try your hand at one of these recipes.

325 S. Main Street
Thursday – Saturday,  8:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: Grand Prairie is calling this weekend’s market “Veggies Galore.” Vegetables will be plentiful in addition to fresh fruits, baked goods, coffee, tamales, meats, soaps, and more.

120 W. Main St.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.  –  1:00 p.m.

Rockwall Farmers Market: This will be the last weekend Rockwall Farmers Market is open for the season. Stock up on your favorites, because they will not open again until May.

325 South Goliad
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

White Rock Local Market: This Saturday is the first session of White Rock’s “Love Your Farmers Days.” Customers and patrons will be able to donate their time and efforts to help the ranchers and farmers that supply the market’s fresh produce and meat.  Join WRLM at Farmers Jones Plants and Produce in Poetry, TX, and contact [email protected] if you’re interested.

Caitlin Adams graduated as valedictorian from The University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media in May 2012. She is a recent Dallas transplant and likes to spend her weekends brunching, frequenting flea markets, and playing outside with her brother’s puppy.