If you want to experience life like a local in Dallas-Fort Worth, the farmers markets are a great place to start. You’ll discover so many goodies to take home you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Take advantage of this beautiful Texas spring weather and use this as your farmers market guide for a day of eclectic family-friendly fun.
1. Coppell Farmers Market (Coppell)
768 West Main Street
Coppell Farmers Market has a mission of only selecting vendors within a 150-miles radius, so you can be confident that their produce and goods are fresh and in season. I recommend getting there early to enjoy some fresh croissants from the Village Bakery and fresh roasted coffee from River Bird Coffee. I love the live music music line up at Coppell Farmers Market each Saturday, and the kids will get out all their energy at the Children’s Play area. Don’t forget your reusable totes! Open Saturdays, March 22 to November 22; 8 a.m. to noon. Visit their website to plan your day.
4801 Edwards Ranch Road
If you’re looking for a complete community experience, you will want to check out The Clearfork Farmers Market in Fort Worth. The Trailhead at Clearfork is situated along the Trinity River and in addition to offering the weekly Saturday market, you’ll even find free exercise/yoga classes before and during the market’s hours. Get your workout on and then enjoy plenty of well-deserved treats. Sweet Lucy Pies is one of my favorite vendors, offering pies made with fresh, seasonal fruit. Open Saturdays year-round; summer hours: 8 a.m. to noon and winter hours: 9 a.m. to noon. Visit their website for more information.
317 West Mulberry Street
Denton is known for being a college town, but did you know about their community market? The Denton Community Market truly has something for everyone (including your pet). With fresh produce, live music, handcrafted jewelry, doggy treats and more, this place has become one that I enjoy visiting often. Many of the vendors rotate throughout the season, but my kids always crave the kettle corn from Granny’s Old Fashion Concessions. Food trucks add to the spontaneity of the market, and the live music featured here always makes for a good time. Open Saturdays, April–November; 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Visit Denton Community Market online for more information.
1010 South Pearl Expressway
When you envision a fun and hip farmers market, this is it. Recently remodeled, the Dallas Farmers Market has become a destination. Stroll through the open air pavilion where you will find local vendors like Bois d`Arc Meat Company selling pastured eggs and organic meats. Denton Creek Farm is another well known vendor and my go-to for fresh vegetables here. Many different local arts and crafts vendors will rotate at The Shed throughout the year, and I always enjoy the unique surprises I find there. Check out The Market Shops next door, open throughout the week. Open Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plan your visit at DallasFarmersMarket.org.
1st and 3rd Saturdays: 9150 Garland Road | 2nd and 4th Saturdays: 702 North Buckner Boulevard
The White Rock Lake Market is one of the newest farmers market to make it on the Dallas list. You can tell the market prides itself on sourcing only from local vendors such as the Mom’s Buns Bakery. These ladies serve delicious homemade rolls that are sweet and savory. I also highly recommend Lonesome Lady Farms’ natural beef, chicken and eggs. With great food and artisan craft vendors, this market has become a local favorite. Open Saturdays March 15 to December 13 (1st and 3rd Saturdays at Lakeside Baptist Church and 2nd and 4th Saturdays at the Green Spot) 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit them online for more information.
Featured Image of The Shed, Courtesy: Roselle Pliego