Farm to Market Report: April 24 – 26

Be sure to check out your local farmers market this weekend for fresh produce, live music, arts and crafts, and more.

farmersMarket_02_char-1This weekend’s markets feature a 5k, fresh gulf seafood, fresh greens and produce, and a peach butter concoction that sent me straight back to my childhood of picking peaches and eating them off of the tree.

Coppell Farmers Market

Captain George of Magnolia Seafood is bringing his gulf seafood this weekend to market. He’s well known at the market for his jumbo and small Gumbo-style gulf shrimp, and could be bringing red snapper, sushi-grade yellow fin tuna, soft-shell crab, mahi-mahi steak, grouper, swordfish and shark, depending on what he catches. Hidden Valley Dairy from Argyle, Texas will be returning to market this Saturday. They will be bringing drinkable goat milk yogurt made with organic fruit and non-GMO pure sugar cane. Fresh produce this week includes artichokes, arugula, basil, broccoli, carrots, chard, garlic, chives, bok choy, red choy, cilantro, collards, pickling cucumbers, dandelion greens, early onions, fennel, green beans, herbs, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuces, mint, mushrooms, mustard greens, parsnips, salad mixes, sorrel, spinach, early squash, strawberries, sweet potatoes, turnips, and more. Specialty goods such as pies, macarons, gluten-free pound cakes, honey, breads, artisan cheeses, quinoa, kale chips, olive oil and more are available as well.

768 W. Main St., Coppell
Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon

Dallas Farmers Market

You’ve asked when he’s returning, and the answer is this week! JT Lemley of Lemley’s Produce and Plant Farm is returning to the Dallas Farmers Market and will be here Friday through Sunday. Good Tilth Farm, a bio-intensive/urban farm will be joining the market this Saturday with spicy green salad mix, mild green salad mix, scallions, wild flower bouquets, seed balls (native wildflower, bird forage, and beneficial insect), and plant starts of lamb’s quarters and wild spinach. Grow It Forward will have onions, kale, chard, and spinach. Good earth Organic Farms will be bringing strawberries, mixed salad with young kale, beet greens, chard, and collard. Grass-fed organic lamb, eggs, and honey are available at market all year long. Texas Honeybee Guild will be bringing honey and honey products. Other vendors will include JuHa Ranch, Raney Farm, Deo Gloria Quality Farm Products, and Losee Farm.

1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas
Friday through Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market

Get your exercise this weekend in Grand Prairie. The Get Fit Run for Shelter 5k and 1-mile fun run will kick off on Saturday for Grapevine Farmers Market and the 4th annual Main Street Fest. Activities start at 8 a.m. and proceeds from the run will benefit LifeLine Shelter for Families Inc. and Get Fit Grand Prairie health initiatives. Main Street Fest is a free event featuring live music from Grammy Award-winning artists Max Baca & the Los TexManiacs, Jerry Jeff Walker, the Tejas Brothers, and more. There will also be carnival rides, arts and crafts, a food and beer garden, and more. Grand Prairie Farmers Market will have plenty of fresh produce and artisan goods as well.

Main St., Grand Prairie
Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Grapevine Farmers Market

I don’t know about y’all, but one of the memories from my childhood that never seems to fade is picking peaches out of the peach trees in our backyard. I’d get a sunburn from staying outside in the summer sun for too long, and I’d climb up the skinny trees as far as I could to pick to most perfect, fuzzy, juicy peach and then sink my teeth into it before my feet could even reach the ground again, with the sweet peach juice running from my elbows. I may not live in the same house with the peach trees anymore, but I can probably bet that the Texas peach butter, the featured jarred item at Grapevine farmers market this weekend, would take me on a nostalgic trip back to being barefoot in my childhood backyard, reaching for the sweetest peaches I could find. The market will also have local and organic produce such as Swiss chard, cilantro, heirloom tomatoes, green onions, grapefruit, onions, sweet onions, oranges, sweet potatoes, honey, blackberries, Silver Queen white corn, and more. The featured vendor this week is Mae Baby’s BBQ sauce. The recipe, passed down from Artie Scott’s great-grandmother, is a family tradition that will bring a little extra flavor to your next barbecue.

Farmers Market of Grapevine
325 S. Main St., Grapevine

Master Made Feed Store
702 S. Main St, Grapevine

Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market

The Shrimp Hoss will be at market this weekend with fresh lump crab meat for sale as well as gulf shrimp. Simmensen’s Toffee will also make its first appearance at Saint Michael’s this weekend as well. Try the toffee with white chocolate and crushed almonds.

8011 Douglas Ave., Dallas
Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon

Uptown Farmers Market at West Village

We Over Me Farms, the football field-turned-organic-farm at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, will be at market this weekend. We Over Me Farms is dedicated to the fight against food insecurity and has produced more than 30,000 pounds of organic produce since its inception in March, 2010. La Esperanza Farms from Nevada, Texas will be at market as well along with Baugh Farms from Canton. Old favorites like Texas Toffee and Cita’s Salsa will return, along with Texas Hill Country Baking and Village Baking Co. Dallas’ Ryan Berg will be setting up for live music, come early to snag a seat!

West Village, South Alley, Dallas
Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon


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