Farm to Market Report: Weekend of July 13

farmersMarket_02_char11Carol has convinced me that I need to go to Charleston, South Carolina. (It didn’t take much, considering I’ve been to North Carolina a couple times and l-o-v-e-d it.) Not only should I go for the scenery and food, but she also told me (quite excitedly) that there is a great farmers market in town. I’m jealous of her, as she is leaving me for a weekend trip to South Carolina today. Since you and I can’t join her, we can be satisfied knowing that she is missing out on what the markets in and around Dallas have to offer this weekend.

Celebration Farmers Market: Not too much new, but Merlin’s Bakery is back with her awesome dips and salads. Also, there will be some people with eggs. Here’s a cool science experiment to do with eggs.

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

Coppell Farmers Market: Chef Jeff Bekavac of Neighborhood Services, the number one restaurant on our 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas list, will be in Coppell this weekend. He will be shopping the market to make a melon gazpacho and summer vinaigrette salad for the market’s July “Market to Kitchen” series. Also, Clint Cooper (Village Baking Company) is bringing out his new wood-fired oven for some on-site baking.

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

Dallas Farmers Market: The first summer cooking class is this weekend. The theme is “coastal cuisines of Mexico” that will be taught by Abraham Salum of Salum and Komali restaurants (these also made our list). Other classes are here.

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

Frisco Farmers Market: Along Came Tamale (the dessert tamales) is making its last appearance for a while. They won’t return until August, so stock up while you can. Personally, I can never get enough of sweets. It’s the last weekend for another vendor–an artisan one: Gingers Milk Paint. Ms. Ginger will demonstrate how to use the non-toxic milk paint on her last day. The artisan vendor Wible and Basset is new and bringing its signature lotions. It’s all-natural skincare with essential oils. Other vendors will include favorites like La Esperanza Family Farms, PepperSmack, Coffee Del Rey, Fragga Purses and Wallets, and Beasley’s Pet Treat Bakery.

6048 Frisco Square Blvd.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: In addition to the regular market, it is hosting “Tacos and Tejanos” featuring Mariachi bands, local food vendors, Tejano music and piñatas.

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

St. Michaels Farmers Market: Daily Greens raw cold pressed green juice sells out quickly, so make sure to gather those up first. There will be plenty of tamales with two vendors to choose from: Becerra’s Tex-Mex and Mother Shucker’s. Also, be sure to try Pickelicious Pickles’ pickled veggies. Many of the vendors will be the same as last weekend and the weekend before.

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

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church (OLUMC) Farmers Market: You’d never know that this market is fairly new considering all the success it is having. The popular vendor Beau Tye is joining OLUMC and is sure to be the star of the weekend. Tye Shirley will be selling his line of organic cosmetics that are made up of a base of 70 percent olive oil. Other vendors are Bear Bait Honey Farm, Apettito, and Sharon King’s handmade cards.

3014 Oak Lawn Ave
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Collin County Farmers Market: The special event for this weekend is a breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. that will feature local vendors and their products including free-range eggs, honey, and fresh bread. The market also still has fresh blueberries available

3314 Central Expwy.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Marley Dablo is a D Magazine intern and will be an online journalism senior at the University of Oklahoma in the fall. She plans to attend culinary school upon graduation in hopes of combining her writing and culinary skills to ultimately have her own cooking show one day.