Farmers markets are a great place to get not only fresh and local vegetables, but you can also get locally grown meats, freshly baked goods, and many other products. If you are in the Dallas metro area, there are several farmers markets to choose from, each with different hours and days they are open so you can always buy local and fresh. Here are some of the best farmers markets in the Dallas area.
Dallas Farmers Market
The Dallas Farmers Market stays open all year round and is open from Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Market shops sit inside a 26,000 square foot building and include vendors, restaurants, and seating both inside and out. On the weekends, the Farmers Market at the Shed opens up at the Dallas Farmers Market. This is an open-air pavilion with vendors from all around the region selling fresh fruits and vegetables and ranchers with naturally raised meats. You’ll also find fresh cheese, eggs, and honey along with freshly baked bread.
White Rock Local Market
You’ll find a wide variety of products at the White Rock Local Market. It runs on the first and third Saturday of every month at the Lakeside Baptist Church on Garland Road, and it’s open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get some freshly baked bread from Empire Baking Company or fresh herbs from Paul Quinn College’s Farm. You’ll also find delicious jams and jellies made by Kath Neumuller including a wonderful toasted pecan-pepper jam. The Lakeside Market is also part of the White Rock Local Market now and offers fresh produce, beef, eggs, and a variety of cheeses.
Downtown Plano Farmers Market
The Downtown Plano Farmers Market is a new market this year. It will open on Sundays and operate all year round. You’ll find baked goods, fresh bread, and produce from local growers at the market along with honey, fresh eggs, and grass-fed beef. You can also head to the Plano farmers market for homemade sweets, and to pick up some plants for your home. This new market will take place in the parking lot on the northeast side of the Plano Municipal Center with parking available right at the Municipal Center.
Sweet Harvest Shed
The Sweet Harvest Shed sits near the Dallas Farmers Market and is a good place for produce. It is open every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and fills its shelves with all kinds of fruits, veggies, and even nuts. This is the place to go if you want mangos, watermelon, or any other fruit you can think of, and they will even put together a fruit basket if you want. If you’re looking for fresh flowers, this is also the place to get them. There is an excellent assortment offered at reasonable prices.
These are just a few of the wonderful farmers markets in and around the Dallas Metro area. You are sure to find what you need at one or more of them, and you can always find fresh and locally produced foods.
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