Farm to Market Report: Weekend of March 23

farmersMarket_02_char11Happy spring! I hope everyone has been able to get out and enjoy the great weather we’ve been getting lately. If not, then try to make some time this weekend to visit your local farmers. Writing this blog has made me realize how unsatisfying grocery shopping in supermarkets can be, what with all the florescent lights and squeaky shopping carts—blehhh. If you do the majority of your shopping at the farmers markets or have any pro tips, let us know.

Coppell Farmers Market: Organic produce is abound this weekend at Coppell; Coppell Community Garden, Sundance Farm, and Weathertop Farm will be bringing tomatoes, eggplant, strawberries, and cantaloupe. Be sure to also check out their selection of herbs including mints, rosemary, oregano, chives, and thyme. Coppell Community Garden will also be holding their one-day-only annual plant sale featuring perennials, vegetables, and berry plants. Bonus: proceeds from the sale will help support the community garden in donating thousands of pounds of organic produce to the food pantry at Metrocrest Social Services. Buy some organic foods and help others eat clean and healthy too—it’s really a no-brainer!

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

Dallas Farmers Market: If you’re a vegetarian or just interested in cutting back on meat, be sure to join the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas on Saturday for their “Meatout” event with speaker Afya Ibomu, holistic nutritionist and author of Vegan Soulfood Guide to the Galaxy. Ibomu will be giving the key note address titled “Powerful Plant-based Meal Planning for Nourishment, Energy, and Healing.” Check out the vendors and cooking demos for tips with diet and exercise!

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

Four Seasons Market: Stop by to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables from frequent vendors, Gilbert-Pruett Farms and La Esperanza Farm. Empire Baking will also be there with artisan breads, and don’t forget to pick up some local honey from AP Apiaries to complete this delicious pairing.

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

Tomatoes, apples, and oranges from Mill Creek Farms. Photo by Sheila Dang
Tomatoes, apples, and oranges from Mill Creek Farms. Photo by Sheila Dang

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: The market will be celebrating the city of Grand Prairie’s 150th birthday this Saturday! Drop by to shop for a variety of fruits and vegetables from Mill Creek Farms. Susan Faulkner of Peaceful Waters Bath and Body will be back with her sweet-smelling assortment of soy candles, glycerin soaps, body scrubs, body butters, and bath salts.

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

White Rock Local Market: This weekend’s market is food-only and will be at the Green Spot location. Village Baking Company will be there with their signature delicious breads. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be rushing to visit The Tamale Company; some of their most popular items include beef tenderloin tamales, cheese and jalapeno tamales, and southwest vegan tamales.

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

Sheila Dang is a D Magazine intern and a junior at UT Dallas majoring in Economics.