Farm to Market Report: Weekend of October 27-28

Is anyone else sulking at the fact that Halloween is smack dab in the middle of our workweek? I know it might be hard to enjoy a costume party when you have to be up at the crack of dawn the next morning, but I have some good news for you. This weekend is shaping up to have perfect weather, and plenty of farmers markets are still open and full of fall activities that will be the perfect place to let your inner child run wild. It might be a few days early, but you can still celebrate Halloween in style. Throw on a costume to do all of your fresh produce shopping… you might just win one of the costume contests listed below.

Coppell Farmers Market: Several farmers are planting fall produce exclusively for the market, so there are plenty of options. Pumpkins, winter squash, summer squash, tomatoes, okra, chard, cucumbers, green beans, fresh herbs, eggplant, mushrooms, peppers, onions, white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and hydroponic greens will all be available.

This is the last week for the October granola and cake ball flavors of the month, as well as the Halloween cake balls. Free hot coffee will be served near the back picnic tables.

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

Dallas Farmers Market: Looking for an excuse to get extra use out of your Halloween costume? Saturday is the Trick-or-Treat event at Dallas Farmers Market. The first 144 kids to arrive will get a goodie bag to hold all their trick-or-treat sweets.  Special guests will be on hand to provide entertainment.

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

photo by Desiree Espada

Grand Prairie Farmers Market:

This Saturday is Grand Prairie’s “Monster Mash” event. The farmers market will run as usual, and other events include pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, face painting, a pumpkin toss, pumpkin bowling, food trucks, and a costume contest. Oh, and there will be a Thriller flash mob. What more could you ask for on a Saturday?

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

Grapevine Farmers Market:

It’s still 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.

Four Seasons Market:

Four Seasons has updated their hours, and will now operate on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Vendors will have their booths decorated for Halloween this weekend, and Florine Bowman Pastries will be at the market with special treats.

677 W. Campbell Rd.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

St. Michaels Farmers Market:

This is St. Michael’s last market of the regular season.

8011 Douglas
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

White Rock Local Market:

It’s the fourth Saturday of the month so that means White Rock is open for business. This weekend is a “Farmers and Artisan” themed weekend featuring local vendors and foods.

702 North Buckner Blvd
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

*Closed for the season: Celebration, Frisco, and Rockwall Farmers Markets

D Magazine intern 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.