Looking for the best places to shop for the freshest produce, meats, and eggs? Time to buy some homemade goods like candles or soap? You’ll want to find a local farmers market to explore. Fortunately, the area in and around Plano boasts an abundance of amazing farmers’ markets. Huffines CJDR Plano put together this list to get you started.
Red Tent Farmers’ Market in Plano (The Shops at Willow Bend)
The Shops at Willow Bend may already be your go-to place in Plano to visit all your favorite stores in one spot. Did you know that you can also stock up on delicious food and more from a farmers’ market here? That’s right, a Red Tent farmers market takes place right in Plano at The Shops at Willow Bend, making it easier than ever to visit an amazing market whenever the mood strikes.
The farmers market at The Shops at Willow Bend takes place every Saturday. Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., this farmers market is the place to go for locally grown produce and more. The farmers market takes place in the parking lot off Chapel Hill and W. Plano Pkwy.
With more than 30 vendors in attendance, you’ll have no problem finding classic items and new favorites to stock your cupboard and fridge for the week ahead. Whether you’re shopping for local produce, grass-fed beef, farm fresh eggs, salsa, honey, or baked goods, you’ll find all that and more at this amazing market right in our hometown.
Lucas Farmers’ Market
You don’t have to travel far from Plano to find even more amazing farmers’ markets to enjoy. Nearby Lucas is home to the Lucas Farmers Market, another ideal option when you’re looking to spend a weekend morning checking out goods to bring home.
The Lucas Farmers Market is located at Lucas Community Park, 665 Country Club Road. It takes place on various Saturdays starting in April and runs through the beginning of December. Vendors range from agricultural to cottage and specialty goods to artisans, so you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for at this market. Get some tasty produce and meat, then treat yourself to snacks like popcorn. You may also find your new favorite spices, teas, or coffee. You’ll even find gifts like soaps, candles, and items from local authors.
Lucas Farmers Market volunteers also host the Market Share program to benefit Collin County food pantries and shelters. You can bring canned goods or cleaning supplies from home to share, or you can even buy directly from market vendors to donate here. Partners rotate throughout the season, so you’ll find various worthy local causes to support.
The McKinney Farmers’ Market
You’ll find plenty of reasons to love The McKinney Farmers Market. One big reason? This farmers market runs all year long! No matter the season, you’ll have a great market to visit to bring home delicious, farm-fresh treats.
The McKinney Farmers Market takes place in McKinney’s Heritage Village at Chestnut Square (315 S. Chestnut St.). The market is open on Saturdays, but depending on the time of year, the schedule is slightly different. From April through November, you can visit this market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. From December through March, the market occurs every first and third Saturday of the month. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. then.
Head to the lot in downtown McKinney to enjoy the vibes of an old-time market. You can sit back, relax, and swap stories with new and old friends, or even join a special tour, music event, or demonstration. Of course, the highlight here is all the amazing goods you can purchase from vendors. Local and organic produce, meat, honey, and dairy are just the start. You’ll also discover vendors selling artisan and specialty foods, wine, baked goods, and flowers here.
Railcar Farmers’ Market in Van Alstyne
While Saturday morning farmers’ markets offer a great way to kick off the weekend, sometimes you may want to visit a market at other times. Enter: The Railcar Farmers Market, a convenient option that takes place at Main & Cooper in Van Alstyne.
The Railcar Farmers Market operates from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, making it a convenient option for anyone looking to shop for local goods and products on a weekday evening. This farmers market is open from the end of April through the end of October.
The folks behind the Railcar Farmers market aim to create an enjoyable shopping experience for visitors of all ages. The market has been in operation since 2018, delivering quality products from local farmers and producers to the community. There’s truly something for everyone here, like produce from local gardeners, home-cooked foods, homemade products, and locally raised meats. Pencil Tuesday evenings into your calendar for some awesome local shopping, then head over to Van Alstyne to check out everything the vendors are offering.
Farmers’ Markets in Frisco
It’s so easy to drive over to Frisco from Plano, and that’s good news for those who love farmers’ markets. After all, Frisco is home to two amazing local markets.
You can find the Frisco Fresh Market at 9215 John W. Elliot Dr., at the intersection of Main St. and Frisco St. The market takes place across from the Toyota Stadium on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The outdoor market is open year-round, no matter the weather, so you’ll find plenty of opportunities to visit. Once you’re there, you can look forward to freshly harvested and carefully prepared foods to buy. You can also enjoy market music, chef demonstrations, and family-friendly events while you’re there.
The Frisco Rotary Farmers’ Market is another great market that takes place in Frisco. You can find this market at 6048 Frisco Square Blvd. Start your visit at the Rotary Booth with a bottomless cup of Barking Owl coffee and some fresh Tacodeli breakfast tacos, then shop for super fresh meat, produce, eggs, olive oil, freshly ground coffee, and more. You can visit this farmers market on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
There you have it, Huffines CJDR Plano just gave you some of the top farmers’ markets close to Plano to check out. Did we skip your go-to area farmers’ market? Let us know so we can add it!