Whether you’re looking for vine-ripened tomatoes or homemade soap, the North Texas’ markets are sure to hit the spot. From Dallas to Fort Worth, we’ve rounded up the best of the best to make shopping locally easy and fun.
The Market | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Sunday
The Shed | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
Head over to the Dallas Farmer’s Market this weekend and stock up on all sorts of goodies for your end-of-summer picnics and BBQs. This weekend, the market will have produce ranging from juicy watermelons and cantaloupes to tomatoes and eggplants. You can also stock up on different varieties of herbs (watermelon and mint salad, anyone?), pretty flowers, and bunches of arugula and kale.
In the spirit of National Farmer’s Market Week, the market also has several events going on this weekend. This Saturday, go on a walkabout with Chef Kevin Ashade, a recent winner of “Beat Bobby Flay,” or take a summer cooking class with Chef Gerard Thompson from Rough Creek Lodge & Resort. On Sunday, hang out at the petting zoo.
8 a.m. to noon, Saturday
The Coppell Farmer’s Market is ripe with fresh fruits and veggies this week–eat your way through sweet corn, Roma tomatoes, onions, eggplant, and peaches. If you want to go ahead and shop for your dinner as well, you can find pasture-raised beef, Alaskan salmon, goat’s milk cheese, and handmade butter. Here’s what’s fresh in Coppell this weekend.
On Saturday, the market is taking part in National Farmer’s Market Week with two free educational events. At 10 a.m., learn how to store and make the best use out of your produce goodies. The kiddos can head over to the Power of Produce club kickoff at 10:30 a.m., where they’ll learn the importance of loving healthy food and get a $5 voucher to spend at the market.
Lakeside Market | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays
Vickery Meadow Market | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays
The neighborhood markets at Lakeside and Vickery Meadow are packed with produce, specialty local food, meats and cheese, and dairy products. Pick up tomatoes, plants, turkeys, Bisous Bisous macarons, biscotti, and beautiful Adirondack chairs.
Indoor Market | 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays
Outdoor Market | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays- Saturdays
Take a trip to Grapevine and enjoy the selection at both the outdoor and indoor markets. From plums and peaches to Heirloom tomatoes and melons, you can stock your produce drawer. Also pick yourself up homemade tamales, pure beeswax candles, eggs, and specialty olive oils.