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 that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Take advantage of the beautiful Texas weather and use this as your farmers market guide for a day of eclectic, local and family-friendly fun.
Coppell Farmers Market has a mission of selecting vendors within a 150-miles radius, so you can be confident their produce is always fresh and in season. I recommend getting there early to enjoy out-of-the-oven croissants from the Village Bakery and roasted coffee from River Bird Coffee. I love the live music line up each Saturday, and the kids will get out all their energy at the Children’s Play area. Open Saturdays beginning April 7 from 8 a.m. to noon. Click here for more information.
The Clearfork Farmers Market is located right off of The Trailhead on the Trinity River—making it a bustling hub of activity in Fort Worth. In addition to the weekly market, you’ll even find free exercise and yoga classes Saturday mornings. 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. Click here for more information.
This 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 of my favorites. 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 here always makes for a good time. Open Saturdays, April through November; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for more information
When you envision a fun and hip farmers market, this is it! Stroll through the open-air pavilion where you will find local vendors like Denton Creek Farm, a well-known vendor and my go-to for fresh vegetables. I also always enjoy the unique surprises I find from local artists and craft vendors! There are even more goodies next door at the Market Shops, which is open throughout the week. The Shed is 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.
The White Rock Lake Market, one of the newest farmers market to make it on the Dallas list, 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! 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.
This sweet community market in downtown Ennis offers all the Texas charm you can imagine. Showcasing over 25 vendors, you’ll find a wide selection of produce, food products and local crafts. The kids will love the free activities, not to mention the giant Jenga and Connect Four games. You can also enjoy special events, cooking demonstrations and live entertainment. Open Saturdays (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) April through October. Click here for more information.
Regarded as a hidden gem by locals, this neighborhood market in historic downtown Frisco offers a fresh mix of veggies, handmade items and other goodies. It’s a great spot to stroll the square on Saturdays and meet North Texas farmers, ranchers, bakers, chefs and artists.Open Saturdays: April 21 through October 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. Click here for more information.
With incredibly fresh produce, friendly locals and fun events, there’s no wonder why Grand Prairie’s Farmers Market was recently named #1 in Texas! On Saturday mornings, you’ll find the Market Square hustling and bustling with live entertainment and locals selling fruits, veggies, coffee & baked goods. Be sure to check out their upcoming events and mark your calendars for Craft Fair Days and Crawfish Boils at the Market! Open Saturdays: mid-March through late December, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for more information.
Plano’s Arts District continues to grow, and this year they’re adding a new farmers market to the mix! Head to Historic Downtown Plano on Sunday mornings to shop from local businesses, soak in the arts scene and listen to live music (on select Sundays). Can’t wait for the weekend? This market is hosted by Georgias Farmers Market, which is open in Downtown Plano all week. The Downtown market is open Sundays: April through September, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here for more information.