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masten Aug 28, 2013 09:43 PM

Hi all,

I want to buy Organic Food, May be Vegetables or Fruits or Nuts.

I went to couple of Farmers Markets

1. Ridgmars Farmers Market.
2. Dallas Farmers Market.

But the Biggest problem is, I see the same Fruits as in Walmart, Albertsons and Krogers.

I'm from India, I'm vegetarian, I cook my own food, I don't eat the American food, I'm just trying to find the food, which is just grown naturally.

Any help, or any suggestions are highly welcome. I do not have any issues, if it is in the Dallas Fort Worth Area, distance is not an issues, cost is not an issue, but DEFINITELY QUALITY IS THE ISSUE.

I don't know what the whole Foods or Fiesta Mart or any other major organic stores carry? Can anyone throw some light on this? Thanks a ton.

Thanks a lot for Your suggestions.
Peace.

  1. burntcremebrulee Sep 7, 2013 11:49 AM

    -Urban Acres co-op pickup. This is a co-op for organic produce. You sign up and pick a location for your share to be dropped off at. There are a couple of locations in Fort Worth.
    http://urbanacresmarket.com/coop-locations
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    -Earthwise farms in Denton. All local, organic produce, eggs, and a few other things. Most of the produce they grow themselves.
    http://www.earthwise-gardens.com/
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    -Natural Grocers IMO has the best selection of organic produce and goods. ALL of their produce is 100% organic, NO conventional produce allowed. There is one in Denton and a few in Dallas.
    http://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations/denton
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    -Cupboard Natural Foods is also another great store for organic produce/foods.
    http://www.cupboardnaturalfoods.com/retailer/store_templates/shell_id_1.asp?storeID=L88GDLUFL7S92ND800AKHLBD3UCU53C8
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    -Gnismer Farm in Arlington. Not certified organic but they don't use chemicals on their crops. Strawberry picking in the spring, the best melons and veggies in the summer (although they were closed for public access this summer?), and pumpkin patch picking in the fall.
    http://gnismer.com/
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    -Central Market Fort Worth
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    -WholeFoods Arlington.
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    -Cold Springs Farms CSA share- this is a CSA share (community supported agriculture) that is held 3-4 times a year for 8 weeks. Spring, summer, fall, and winter. You pay upfront for the 8 weeks and each Saturday you pick up your share of local fresh picked ORGANIC produce. I've been doing it for 2 1/2 years now and love it. She grows some very interesting heirloom fruits and veggies, along with all the normal stuff. Very fun to be a part of if you love to cook.
    http://www.site.coldspringsfarmcsa.com/Home.html
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    Edit-

    I almost forgot about the BEST farmer's MArket is DFW.

    -Cowtown Farmer's Market. It's the best IMO because all the produce and goods must be grown/made within 150 miles of Fort Worth, making it a TRUE local's Farmer's Market. This is what every other Farmer's Market in DFW WANTS to be but can't pull it off. Now not all of it is organic, but a lot of the farmers don't use pesticides/insecticides, you just have to ask what their growing practices are. They have 2 locations, one is Saturdays and Wednesdays 8am-12pm, then every Thurday 3pm-7pm. Look on the website for the addresses. Great local produce, jams, tamales, breads, coffee, meats, cheese, eggs, honey, soaps, salsas, plants, ect...I love it.
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    (here is another cool pop-up market

    )

    -Brit Farmer's Market- The Botanical Research Institute of Texas(BRIT) is pleased to announce that it will host its inaugural monthly farmers' market on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The farmers' market will feature a variety of fresh, seasonal produce from local community gardens based around Fort Worth. Among other seasonal items, vendors will be selling locally-grown tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, peas, beans, carrots, beets, kale, collards, radishes, herbs, and more. Live music, food trucks, and other family-friendly entertainment will also be present on-site. (They just started this back in April, I haven't been but it looks like its a great local farmer's market held the first Saturday of every month in Fort Worth.)
    http://www.brit.org/buzz/onlinemediar...

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      foiegras Aug 29, 2013 08:08 AM

      Dallas Farmers Market is not a real farmer's market, as you've noted. It seemed clear to me that all the produce is from the same dealer, and likely from Mexico.

      The Ridgmar one is kind of sad. The time I went I ended up buying frozen peaches as the 'fresh' stuff didn't look very good.

      I like Central Market for organic produce/produce in general. Fiesta has a few things ... can't really recommend any of their organic produce, it tends to not be fresh. I buy produce there only under duress.

      In FW, I like Elizabeth Anna's Urban Farm as well. They have a CSA ... you may want to join one.

      I've heard good things about the delivery services, but haven't had a need to try them. I have a strong preference for choosing my own produce.

      1. twinwillow Aug 29, 2013 06:26 AM

        Wholefoods is your best bet for the largest selection of organic foods in the DFW area. Organic food including eggs, dairy products, poultry, meats, fruit, vegetables and wild caught fish is their specialty.

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