Farm to Market Report: Weekend of November 3-4

Can you believe it is officially November? Now that the fall season is in full swing, you have the green light to pack up the Halloween decor and start planning the perfect Thanksgiving feast. Whether you spend hours on your grandmother’s roasted turkey recipe or prefer the vegetarian-friendly options, you are sure to find any and all ingredients this weekend. There are only a few markets open, but that just means you can get out and explore a new area if your local one has closed its doors. Happy shopping!

Coppell Farmers Market: The market welcomes the return of Custom Café with their unique mixes just in time for cold weather soups and baking. Ipanema Brazilian style cheese bread has also joined as a fall and winter vendor.

If you come out this weekend, many vegetables will be making their last hurrah. Cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, patty pan, yellow squash, and green beans are almost gone, so buy them now to ensure you have enough for the season. But good news for you tomato lovers:several market farmers have tomatoes in the ground in green houses so those should continue through the winter.

Fall and winter seasonal produce is also starting to come in.  Lettuce, winter squash, romaine, and wintergreens will make an appearance, and pears and apples are crisp and juicy.

There will also be a vast selection from veteran vendors. Apetito has added to their lineup Texican Black Pepper Ketchup, Texican Habanero Ketchup, and Texican Cayenne Hot Sauce, and they now offer gift baskets. Hiram Farm will continue to have sauerkraut and garden hand soap.

Looking for something sweet? Texas Toffee has sprinkles, toffee crumbles, to top salads, ice cream or however customers choose to get creative.

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

Dallas Farmers Market: Nothing says Thanksgiving like homemade relish. This weekend is the Homemade Holiday Condiments Class at Dallas Farmers Market. Participants will get to make that something delicious you need to spice up your holiday table. Some flavor favorites include pickled giardiniera, five spice apple chutney, and lacto-fermented cranberry relish. But hurry, registration for the $40 class ends Friday.

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

Four Seasons Market at Richardson: Four Seasons has updated their hours, and will now operate on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

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

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: Grand Prairie is featuring fresh zucchini this weekend. Vendors will have a wide variety of the fall favorite, in addition to fresh fruits, baked goods, coffee, tea, tamales, jellies, grass-fed meats, and more. 

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

*Closed for the season: Celebration, Frisco, Grapevine, Rockwall, and St. Michael’s

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.