DFW Farmer's Markets/CSA?
- QueenB Feb 23, 2007 12:25 PM
I know there's a farmer's market in Dallas. Has anyone ever been there? Are there any closer to the DFW airport?
Also, does anyone know of any CSAs in this area? I'm really hoping to get some locally grown fruits and vegetables this year and would love to join a CSA?
What's a CSA?
I've been to the Dallas Farmer's Market once a few years ago. It was ok... not really as good as some other Farmer's Markets I've been to in NY or CT. One highlight, though, was the Texas Meats booth - they sell eggs, chickens, lamb, grass-fed beef, etc. from a couple of local farms that use more natural methods (not just organic, not just free-range, but I'm not sure what to call it). Otherwise, I recall a bunch of fruit/vegetable stands as one might expect... just not much memorable or exciting. I've been meaning to go back and check it out again.
That's exactly it. There seems to be one close by here on that greenpeople.org site.
Now I have to see which of my coworkers might like to share an order, because it's way too much food for just two of us.
Thank you gavlist! I don't know what you googled, that I couldn't find, but thank you!
I love the Dallas Farmers Market. Just go early in the morning to avoid the crowds and get the freshest produce. And there is a place there that sells loose tea that is incredible.
Downtown Grapevine has a farmers market - never know which vendors are going to show up, but we try every week when they are there. The website says the dates this year will be: April 7, 2007 to October 27, 2007. This is on Main St. and it also includes an open air market for all kinds of other stuff.
The closest to a "real farmers" market is probably McKinney. I believe it's only open on Saturdays. There is also a mostly organic market near downtown in old east Dallas. I don't remember the name but much more organics.