Farm to Market Report: Weekend of June 28-29

Canning and urban gardening classes highlight this weekend's market events.

farmersMarket_02_char (1)There’s much in store this week on the farmers market circuit, from honey to free classes in water bath canning and wine tastings.

Collin County Farmers Market
On Saturday, Trish Percy of Grow North Texas and the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, will lead a free class on water bath canning. This process is useful for preserving foods such as jams and pickles, which carry a high acid or sugar content. With water bath canning, you can enjoy picks of the summer season all year. Get to the market before the 11 a.m. class to check out what other vendors have to offer. New to he market are Moo Cheese, a local cheese vendor and Wholesome Habit kale chips. Also, Farmer Dave will be on site selling his trademark heirloom tomatoes. Check him out. We hear they’re going fast!
3314 N. Central Expressway, Plano

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays

Coppell Farmers Market
Summer has officially arrived, and it’s on display at the Coppell Farmers Market in a myriad of colors. Patrons wanting early summer local fruits such as blackberries, apricots, tart green Santa Rosa plums and purple plums should purchase them now as they reach their seasonal peak. With summer temperatures consistently in the ’90s, spring vegetables are on the wane. Get them before they disappear for nine months. These offerings include beets, carrots, turnips, leeks, broccoli, cabbage and bok choy. The classic summer vegetables – cucumbers, squash, peppers, and tomatoes – are piled high in the displays. Cucumbers are ready for slicing and pickling, and come in interesting varieties such as Armenian and lemon.
768 W. Main St., Coppell

8 a.m.–noon Saturday

Downtown Arlington Farmers Market
Aside from prepping your palette, protect your skin with homemade soaps and anti-itch balm from Ladybug Botanical. The line includes several vegan soaps in varying scents such as Lilac Milk and Avocado Mint. Make the usual rounds and pick up some fresh watermelon and honeydew–the perfect touch to any outdoor summer gathering. Another perk? As always, the market offers free parking and is dog friendly.
214 E. Front St.

Fridays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Market.
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Market.
Four Seasons Market (Richardson)
You’re in for a trifecta of perfection this weekend. This weekend, the market welcomes Bonterra Organic Vineyards for a wine sampling and tasting. While there, stock up on Texas-made, handcrafted cheeses such as Brie, cheddar and Gouda courtesy of Brazos Valley Cheese. Complete the experience with fresh, organic bread from the Four Seasons Local Bakery.
677  W. Campbell Rd.

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.            

Summer Hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Four Seasons Market (Fairview)
If looking for something a little different, seek out Dallas Caramel Company at this weekend’s market. There’s a little something for every preference within the company’s 12 flavors–including cinnamon, Chai, coconut, espresso, chipotle, amaretto and Drunken Nut (a combination of Texas whiskey and pecans).
201 Stacy Road

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.            

Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Frisco Farmers Market
You’ll find another perfect pairing in Frisco on this weekend’s farmers market circuit. What’s better than fresh brewed coffee on a Saturday morning? Gourmet, delicious biscotti along with that cup of Joe, of course. New to the market, McKinney’s Filter(ed) will be on site with its handcrafted, flavorful brews. Biscotti World will have a variety of flavored cookies–most notable is the Andes Mint Nutella variety.
6048 Frisco Square Blvd.
, Frisco

8 a.m.-1 p.m. (or until sellout) Saturdays

Grand Prairie Farmers Market
This weekend, the market will offer a cooking demonstration at 10:30 a.m. followed by an urban gardening class with Horticulturist Susan Henson at 11:30 a.m. Don’t leave without cooling down with a sno cone from the Kona Ice truck.
120 W. Main St.
, Grand Prairie

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Farmers Market
Indulge your sweet tooth at this weekend’s market. Shane Dilbeck , with Bear Bait Honey Farm, will be on site selling honey from his local, organic farm. It’ll have you coming back for more! Complimenting Bear Bait’s delicious offerings will be peaches from Lynn’s Farm, baked goods form Baker’s Delights and homemade praline bars from Eileen’s Sweet Indulgences.
3014 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas

8 a.m. until noon Saturdays through Aug. 30

Saint Michaels Farmers Market
The market will welcome two new vendors this week. Flavor of India will offer samosas, dips and chutneys, and Happy Tummy-Healthy Baby will have fresh, organic baby food. Also look for Baugh Farms new tie-dye heirloom tomatoes and four other varieties of heirloom Tomatoes–Cherokee purple, mortgage lifter, lillans gold and black krim. The flavor is excellent on these varieties! The June market drive benefits the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, so feel free to drop off baby supplies at the market.
8011 Douglas Ave.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon

White Rock Lake Farmers Market
If searching for the perfect ingredients for summertime staples such as cobblers and pies, head to White Rock Lake this weekend. The market will be overflowing with blueberries, blackberries and peaches. While there, pick up some Molli cooking sauce or marinades or French macaroons from Bisous Bisous Patisserie.  Also, Chef Brian Luscher will be on site serving up his famed Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots.
702 N Buckner Blvd., Dallas

8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday

Waxahachie Farmers Market
This weekend, join the market in participating in the Downtown Waxahachie Scavenger Hunt. In an effort to introduce visitors to the town’s historic downtown shopping area, the Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association is sponsoring a scavenger hunt. Participants will be advised that there’s more to be found at the farmers market than produce! Find the vendor who makes balloon creations and check out the balloon bike.
Also featured at the market this week is the Ellis County Master Gardener’s plant of the month. The dwarf Mexican petunia, a Texas Superstar called Katie with purple blossoms, carries the distinction for this June.
410 S. Rogers, Waxahachie

8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays