Farm to Market Report: Weekend of April 25

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From entertainers to a tai chi demo to a cooking class this weekend, there’s a never-ending list of fun things to do.  Come prepared ready to cook and fill your bags up with plenty of vegetables, meats, and fruits to last you the week.

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Collin County Farmers Market: Matt Hamilton from Local Yocal, a full service butchershop, is bringing his butcher skills to the farmers market this weekend. He will be showing you just how grass finished steaks are cooked. The director of the market, Kari Gates, will also be teaching a class at noon on what it means to eat local. RSVP to this free class on Facebook.

3314 N. Central Expwy. Plano
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Coppell Farmers Market: Tatsoi and broccoli rabe make are making their way on to the long list of fresh leafy greens at the farmers market. Vegetables such as kale, arugula, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, Swiss chard, mustard greens, and collards will also be available this weekend. Meats such as beef, lamb, pastured pork, and free range chicken will be brought in fresh by local ranchers.

768 W. Main St.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cowtown Farmers Market: Eat fresh and buy local. Everything sold is grown or made within 150 miles of Fort Worth.

3821 Southwest Blvd. 
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

Dallas Farmers Market: Sevy’s Grill is dishing out their secrets this weekend with the beginning of the DFM/AIWF Chef Cooking Classes. Be the first to taste and learn how to make dishes off of Sevy’s new spring menu. Tickets purchased in advance are $25, and can be reserved on the Dallas AIWF website.

1010 S. Pearl Expwy.
Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown Arlington Farmers Market: Beef, salmon, hickory smoked peppercorn chicken. These are just a few of the jerky flavors UnHinged Homestead vendor will be serving up at the farmers market.

214 E. Front St.
Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Four Seasons Market (Fairview): In honor of International Tai Chi Day, a tai chi demo will be at the farmers market from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. John and Laura Allnutt, a keyboard and percussion duo, will be performing from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be entertaining the crowds with jazz standards, classical tunes with a twist, current pop hits, and improvisations on multicultural themes to represent diversity in North Texas.

New vendors such as Biscotti World, Texas Toffee, and Olives ‘n Oil will be available this weekend.

201 Stacy Rd.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.            
Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Four Seasons Market (Richardson): Fall Creek Bakery joins the Richardson Farmers Market family. This bakery has everything from fresh ciabatta bread to coffee cake to even lemon berry tarts. You can count on the Fall Creek Bakery for everything sweet and delicious.

677  W. Campbell Rd.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.            
Summer Hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: Do something fun with the whole family and head to Grand Prairie’s Main Street Fest this Friday and Saturday. Carnival rides, food, arts and crats, a beer garden, and a KIDZONE are just some of the few activities the Main Street Fest has in store for you this weekend. Oh, and I can’t forget the BMX show happening on both Friday and Saturday.

Don’t worry, the Grand Prairie Farmers Market will still be up and running! Head to the market this weekend to stock up on vegetables, honey, meats and spices.

120 W. Main St.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Grapevine Farmers Market: Texas Hill Country Olive Company will be selling their delicious olive oils. They sell all different flavor infused olive oils, such as jalapeno, lemon, and garlic. I can honestly say they are absolutely delicious. Fun Fact: Texas Hill Country Olive Company is the only certified organic orchard in Texas.

325 S. Main St.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historic Downtown McKinney (Chestnut): Live entertainment will be provided by Mikki Daniel and Hailey Sandoz who will be performing on the Taylor Inn porch as “Texas Wildfire.” Also, Local Yocal will be demonstrating how to cook grass finished steak.

315 S. Chestnut St.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market: Things are getting spicy over at the farmers market this weekend. Take a bite into Becerra’s Tex-Mex hot tamales and salsa or GoldRush Mustard’s spicy mustard. Stan Miklis will also be back with his beautiful flowers and herbs. So start planning that garden folks!

8011 Douglas Avenue at Colgate Rd.
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

Whiskey Cake Spring Farmer’s Market: Stop by this farmers market for its one and only debut. Pick up fresh cheeses and produce for the week. If you’re planning on fixing up the garden, gardening kits will be available.

3601 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

White Rock Farmers Market: Fresh strawberries from Rosey Ridge Farms and organically grown greens from Wolfsong make for the perfect salad blend.
9150 Garland Rd.
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
702 Buckner Blvd.
2nd and 4th Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Hayley Votolato is a D Magazine intern, and aspiring food and travel editor. She will be graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in Strategic Communication from the Schieffer College of Communication this May.