Farm to Market Report: Weekend of December 1-2

Welcome back, shoppers. Did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I hope you didn’t eat your way into a tryptophan coma, because there are some great deals out there waiting for you. Saturday is the first day of December, which (for traditionalists like me) means the official start to the Christmas/holiday season. Celebrate by hitting the markets!

Celebration Farmers Market: No market this weekend, but mark your calendars for December 15. This season’s closer will feature a mix of locally grown and produced foods and crafts to give your holidays that homemade touch.

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

Coppell Farmers Market: Only two weeks until the holiday market on December 8! Cavalli’s Mobile Pizza Oven will be there, along with the Ol’ Time Fiddlers. Check out the extended craft and artisan booths, and stock up on winter produce such as greens, sweet potatoes, onions, beets, and apples.

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

Dallas Farmers Market: This Saturday’s “Holiday Gifts” event from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm allows you to make and take home your own mustard, horseradish, and vinegar. How cool to feature condiments you made yourself on that holiday table? Sign up here.

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

Grapevine Farmers Market: The market is closed for the winter, but its full line of 100+ jarred goods, nuts, and candies are available at Texas Belles & Beaus on Main Street.

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

McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square: Winter schedule means the market is open on the third Saturday of each month. Look for it December 15 for those last-minute holiday ingredients.

315 S. Chestnut St.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: You only have three weeks left to take advantage of this market before the season ends. This Saturday features “Empty Bowls,” which are made by high school art students and filled with chili or soup made by culinary arts students. Sounds cool to me. Plus, proceeds from bowl sales go to charity.

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

Rockwall Farmers Market: This weekend is the Old Town Christmas Market in downtown Rockwall. Many of the farmer’s market regulars you know and love will be set up there, so be sure to check it out.

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

*Closed for the season: Fairview, Frisco, McKinney at Adriatica, and St. Michael’s Farmer’s Markets.

Sarah Bennett graduated from Southern Methodist University in May 2011 with a degree in English/Creative Writing. She admits her nerdy passion for historical fiction, and can be found on the weekends cheering on the Mustangs from the Boulevard.