Farm-to-Market Report: Weekend of June 19th – 20th

Pecan pie is just the tip of the iceberg. This weekend's markets host jewelry, hot sauce, soaps, and of course produce.

farmersMarket_02_char (1)There are unique touches from farmers markets all across DFW this weekend. From jewelry made from fruit and seeds to cacti vendors to Texas-produced olive oil, it’s hard to top the merchandise set for this weekend’s farmers market circuit. Grand Prairie will host a barbecuing demo. What’s more Texan that that? You never know what you’ll see, hear, taste or smell, so exercise your senses while buying local!

Collin County Farmers Market
This Saturday, Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms will unveil a new, improved booth set up. The Gonzales-based vendor will offer an array of mushrooms in varieties such as white button, baby bells and portabella. Also, Lucky Layla Farms will be back at the market with varieties of their fresh, organic yogurt, butter and cheese.
3314 N. Central Expressway, Plano

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays

Coppell Farmers Market
More familiar faces have returned to the market with the addition of two more regular vendors, perfect additions for the summer season. Amanda Mueller’s cut flowers add a bright spot to the lineup. Also, My Tea, previously known as Lone Star Tea, will offer handcrafted, artisan loose-leaf teas. Check out mixes such as the summery Texas Tango, a mix of black tea, sunflower blossoms, mango and apricot bits, and flavoring. Each week, My Tea brings a different blend for sampling but a wide selection for purchase.
The market’s Veggie Valet service is now available on both the east and west sides of the market. Click here for more information on this helpful addition.
768 W. Main St.
, Coppell

8 a.m. to noon Saturdays

Cowtown Farmers Market
This Saturday, the market welcomes two new vendors: Cuppa Craft Coffee Company and Turley’s Fruity and Veggie Farm. Cuppa Craft Coffee roasts and distributes quality, fair-trade coffee grown by farmers around the world. With roasts such as Guatemalan Antigua Bella and Ethiopian Kochere, there’s an exotic taste in every cup.
In addition to craft coffee, this week’s market will feature pastured meats, eggs, cantaloupe, watermelon, corn and peaches, among several other varieties of produce.
3821 Southwest Blvd. 

8 a.m. to noon Saturdays

Downtown Arlington Farmers Market
There’s much to experience this weekend in downtown Arlington! In addition to the market, the Summer Scorcher 2014 Fun Run is a bonus. The market will be grilling hot dogs, complete with farm-fresh produce.
214 E. Front St.

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

Frisco Farmers Market

Photo courtesy of Colombian Girl Jewelry.
Photo courtesy of Colombian Girl Jewelry.
From specialty olive oil to eco-friendly jewelry, the market will have something for eclectic tastes. Texas Hill Country Olive Oil is special to the market this week. With a certified organic olive orchard, the family owned, Dripping Springs-based business supplies high-quality olive oil. The oils range from jalapeno-infused to lemon-infused bases.
Colombian Girl Jewelry will be on site with their custom pieces handmade from seven unique types of fruit and seeds found in the Amazon Rainforest of Colombia.
6048 Frisco Square Blvd.
, Frisco

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

Grand Prairie Farmers Market
Learn a thing or two about the art of barbecuing during the market’s Restaurant Showcase, featuring an instructor from Eddlemon’s BBQ, a Grand Prairie classic. The demonstration will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Also, in collaboration with the Grand Prairie Arts Council, the market will present “Java and Painting with Serg.” Participants can take home what they make during the class. For more information, click here or visit the farmers market information booth.
120 W. Main St.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays

Little D Farmers Market
If looking for something a little different, the market will welcome That Cactus Guy, a new cactus and succulent vendor with drought-tolerant Texas native plants. Also, SoapGirl will be on site. These products are only available the third Sunday of each month.
423 N. Singleton Blvd.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Farmers Market

Photo courtesy of OLUMC Farmers Market.
Photo courtesy of OLUMC Farmers Market.
This weekend, the market welcomes Jami’s Homemade Pies and More. Jami Fleming, a Dallas native, have been in the pastry business for 14 years but created her own business about a year and a half ago at the insistence of her husband. Since then, she’s been making pies and selling them the Dallas’ Uptown area. Known for her famous pecan pie, she also makes chocolate truffle, blueberry, strawberry and peach pies, among other flavors. If you request it, she can do it!
3014 Oak Lawn Ave

8 a.m. to noon Saturdays

Rockwall Farmers Market
Despite the construction going on in downtown Rockwall, the farmers market and downtown businesses are open! Stop by Saturday and browse what the regular vendors have to offer.
385 S. Goliad
, Rockwall

8 a.m. to noon Saturdays

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market
This Saturday, the market welcomes Rosewood Beef. This vendor’s wagyu beef delivers cattle that are naturally raised, sustainable, hormone- and antibiotic-free, grass-fed and grain-finished. Wagyu is known for its softer fat, intense marbling and lower cholesterol than commodity beef. Don’t miss the chance to buy their beef patties! Perfect for summertime grilling.
Top off your market visit with a stop by Le Gourmet’s booth. There’s a little something for everyone with the vendor’s selection of shortbread and spicy pecans. Also, Just Pie is back with their buttermilk pie (a Blue Ribbon winner at the State Fair of Texas!) Also, don’t miss Trois Laurent Patisserie’s Belgium chocolate chip cookies and fudge!
If looking for something different yet sweet, Berry Best Farm’s Blueberries will be on site. These blueberries are certified organic, with no herbicides or pesticides are used in farming, harvesting or processing.
If looking to give back, the July market drive continues with “Christmas in July,” benefiting Jubilee Community Center. Feel free to drop off coats, socks, sweaters and throws at the market. Cool off under the shaded tent with a sno-cone, and enjoy live music!
8011 Douglas Ave., Dallas
8 a.m. to noon Saturdays

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market
Head to the market this weekend for “All Things Salsa.” The produce of the summer season creates the perfect mixture of fruits, vegetables and herbs that go into making a great salsa. If you’re looking to add a certain kick to your salsa, shop the market’s variety of Chile, habañero, cayenne and a few ghost peppers as well as jalapeños. However, if you’re not up for making your own, stop by Jimmy and Billy’s booths to sample some of their palette-pleasing salsas. They also have chutneys and butters. Take home a few jars!
Don’t get away from the market without stopping by the master gardener booth to try Susan Clark’s avocado, tomato and mango salsa.
410 S. Rogers, Waxahachie

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

White Rock Lake Farmers Market

Photo courtesy of Basic Foodism.
Photo courtesy of Basic Foodism.
This Saturday, the market will host a cooking demonstration with members of Gardeners in Community Development. The demonstration, which starts at 10:30 a.m., will demonstrate how to make a basic stir-fry with sweet potato greens, Malabar spinach and eggplant–all ingredients you can pick up at the market! The Taste the Market tent will return this weekend, allowing customers to sample some of White Rock’s produce before buying. Produce such as tomatoes, melons, corn and beans are at their peaks right now, so take full advantage. Basic Foodism will make their market debut this weekend too. Check out their selection of all-natural barbecue and hot sauces.
702 N. Buckner Blvd., Dallas
8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays