Farm to Market Report: June 20-22

Italian sauces, cooking demos, and award winning oils are waiting for you at area farmer's markets this weekend.

farmersMarket_02_char (1)Coppell Farmers Market
Now’s the time to enjoy summer fruits and vegetables to their fullest! The market has juicy, bright blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, peaches and apricots that are ripe and ready to eat. Also, Cary’s Best Blueberries have returned for the blueberry season. It’s also the perfect time for peppers, squashes, cucumbers, onions, beans and peas, all of which benefit from the present weather conditions.

Aside from the usual, a market-to-kitchen cooking demonstration will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the south side of the pavilion. The market’s French macaroon and chocolate truffles vendor will make olive oil truffles with a white chocolate. Get there early to ensure yourself a seat!

If you’re a frequent flier who’s accustomed to making big purchases (literally), then you’re in luck. This weekend, the market will introduce Veggie Valet, a free service for customers with heavy purchases. Simply place your purchases in a bin at the Veggie Valet booth on the southwest corner of the market, and get a number. When ready to leave, drive your vehicle up to the loading area along West Main Street and the volunteers will load your car.
768 W. Main St.
, Coppell
8 a.m.–noon  Saturday

Frisco Farmers Market
In addition to the usual farmers market fare, this Saturday’s market also will feature vendors with goods perfect for your pantry. Trale Mix will offer a variety of healthy trail mixes, but be on the look out for the Wedding mix. With dried cranberries, goji berries and macadamia nuts, this is a treat for the taste buds! Village Baking Co. will be on hand to fulfill your carb-laden desires with beautiful baguettes, flakey croissants and, an all-time market fan favorite, jalapeno cheddar sourdough.
6048 Frisco Square Blvd.
, Frisco
8 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until sellout) Saturdays
Grand Prairie Farmers Market
Chef Ernst of Texas Chef Service will host a cooking demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the market. The market also features locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, honey, pasta, spices, tamales, candles and soaps.
120 W. Main St., Grand Prairie
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays
Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Farmers Market
Two weeks into its opening for the season, the market has a variety of vendors to satisfy any need–or want. Fresh, locally grown produce, dairy and meat products, honey, baked goods and canned jams and jellies line the market’s walkways. Baugh Farms of Canton, a community favorite with deep roots and three generations invested in Dallas-area farmers markets, will be on site with fresh produce including peaches. If looking for a sweet touch to your basket, Bear Bait Honey Farm has honey extracted from local beehives around the Oak Lawn area. Ipanema Cheese Bread has the perfect solution for those battling gluten sensitivities. Indulge in their recipe for gluten-free cheese bread without fear of consequence. Ipanema will also offer its pão de queijo, Brazilian cheese bread, complete with soft, chewy centers. It’s the perfect texture for any appetizer!

It’s not all about food! Browse vendors offering homemade luxury soaps, lotions and serums, as well as homemade aprons and gift bags. Seymour and Sons Woodworking will have handcrafted wooden utensils, cutting boards, pepper grinders and crosses.
3014 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas
8 a.m. until noon Saturdays through Aug. 30

 Waxahachie Farmers Market
This weekend, the market will emphasize its vegetable vendors’ selections of Texas-grown tomatoes. Go ahead, and take your taste buds for a test drive! Vendors will offer samples of their tomatoes. Grab a bushel or two, and create your own version of Caprese Salad, a summertime favorite. In addition to the market’s usual merchandise and produce, there’ll also be someone on hand o sharpen tools and kitchen knives.
410 S. Rogers, Waxahachie
8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays
White Rock Lake Farmers Market
In an effort to support local family farms and encourage people to purchase unprocessed, locally grown food, Chipotle Mexican Grill will sponsor Saturday’s market, which will be held at Lakeside Baptist Church, located at 9150 Garland Road. The restaurant will hand out $1,500 in $5 vouchers for people to use at the market until 1 p.m. Vouchers will be handed out, one per person, at the Chipotle tent while supplies last. The coupons may be redeemed for any farm-fresh products and artisan foods until 1 p.m. Saturday.
702 N Buckner Blvd., Dallas
8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday