A round-up of north Texas Farmers’ Markets
One of the best things about summer is the Saturday morning tradition of shopping the Farmer’s Market. If you’ve never been, a Farmer’s Market is (typically) an outdoor, temporary event where farmers come and set up a booth to sell directly to shoppers. Without the supermarket middle man, prices can be cheaper (although not always) and the produce is so much fresher! Today’s Farmer’s Markets have expanded to include all types of artisans and local food producers. It’s one of our favorite places to visit and these days you can find everything from homemade pasta, to popcorn, to peaches, to soap!
MommyUpgrade is a huge fan of shopping local, so we’ve put together a round-up of some of the better known Farmer’s Markets in the North Texas area. There are even some that go all week, or just on a Friday night, so there’s bound to be one that fits your schedule. Take a look below (in no particular order), then load up the fam for a field trip and support our area small business.
In case you missed our video from the opening of the Frisco Fresh Market last year, here it is again so you can get a better feel for how 100% awesome a Farmer’s Market can be!
Shop local at one of the many north Texas farmers’ markets and score some fantastic produce, plants, jams and jellies, baked goods, chocolates, spices, coffee and tea, and other fabulous grocery staples. Did we miss your favorite market? Send us the deets and we’ll add it!
WHAT: Carrollton Farmers Market. In addition to the Market, this center offers beauty services, retail shopping and family dining.
WHERE: Trinity Valley, 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton
WHEN: Sundays, 10am to 2pm
WHAT: Celina’s Friday Night Farmers Market. Providing locally grown, fresh, and high quality produced products while giving local farmers, producers, and artisans an economic outlet within Celina. You can find organic foods, baked goods, arts & crafts, eggs, vegetables, honey, jams, fruits and more.
WHERE: 302 W. Walnut, Historic Downtown Celina
WHEN: Fridays, 6-9pm
WHAT: Coppell Farmer’s Market – Seasonal Saturday market for local produce & plants plus meats, cheeses, baked goods & soaps.
WHERE: 768 W Main St., Coppell
WHEN: 8am – noon on Saturdays through November 23rd (and an abbreviated winter schedule)
WHAT: The Dallas Farmers Market – Operating since 1941, this large public market features three kinds of sellers: produce dealers, wholesale dealers and local farmers. The Dallas Farmers Market has been cultivating a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle for all of North Texas.
WHERE: 920 S Harwood St, Dallas
WHEN: Monday-Thursday, 11am – 7pm; Friday, 10 am – 8pm; Saturday, 9am – 7pm; Sunday, 10am – 7pm
- The Farm Bureau
- Dallas Agricultural Club
- Farmers Market Coalition
- American Farm Bureau Federation
- Best Of Dallas by Dallas Observer
- Certified Farmers Market by The Texas Department of Agriculture
- Go Texan Certified
WHAT: Crescent Court Farmers Market, Dallas. Fresh produce sourced locally straight from the farm to the city, a collection of carefully curated local artisans with unique offerings, and seasonal products.
WHERE: 500 Crescent Ct., Dallas
WHEN: Saturdays, 11am-3pm
WHAT: Denton Community Market. Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, the Denton Community Market features live music, kids activities, local farms, local artists, food trucks, food vendors and more! Bring the family and friends and experience the best of Denton, Texas!
WHERE: 317 W. Mulberry St., Denton
WHEN: Saturdays, 8am-12pm
WHAT: Frisco Fresh Market – An outdoor family-friendly market with 74 booth spaces offering fresh, sustainable food while promoting appreciation for the small, local businesses and trades. Frisco Fresh Market invites farmers, ranchers, artisans, chefs, bakers, crafters and other small food and small business vendors to take part.
WHERE: 9215 John W. Elliott, Frisco
WHEN: Saturdays: 8am – 3pm and Sundays: 10am – 4pm
Indoor market coming 2020!
WHAT: Frisco Friday Night Markets – Hosted by Frisco Fresh Market. EAT and SHOP from various vendors at the market to wind down from your busy week, enjoy the cooler temperatures and fun activities!
WHERE: Frisco Fresh Market, 9215 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco
WHEN: 2nd and 4th Fridays, 6-9pm
WHAT: Farmers Market at Market Square, Grand Prairie. Locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, tamales, baked goods, salsas, dips, relishes, eggs, honey, chips, soaps, candles and more.
WHERE: 120 W. Main St., downtown Grand Prairie
WHEN: Saturdays, 8am-1pm
WHAT: Farmers Market Grapevine. An outdoor farmers market one block off Main Street offering fresh organic produce, hand-crafted candies, grass-fed meat, backyard chicken eggs, gluten-free handmade breads, locally made tamales, jams and roasted nuts, ghost pepper sauce and a whole lot more that you won’t find in a typical grocery store.
WHERE: 520 South Main Street #203, Grapevine
WHEN: Mondays – Saturdays: 8am – 8pm; Sundays: 9am – 6pm
WHAT: Las Colinas Farmers Market. A great mix of vendors serving the community with market staples, including produce, meat, eggs, honey, breads, and jam. The market is held on the Lamberti’s Ristorante and Wine Bar’s parking lot. Stroll through the Market on Saturdays to sample the wares from local artisans.
WHERE: MacArthur Park, 7701 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving
WHEN: 9am to 1pm
WHAT: McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square. Consistently ranked as one of the top farmers markets in Texas offering a variety of vendors providing local, grass fed beef and free range chicken, eggs, and farm fresh produces, as well as specialty items such as tamales, pastries, teas, ginger beer, jerky and so much more. They also offer a selection of arts and crafts vendors who offer everything from locally made goat milk soap, walking sticks, jewelry, candles and more! Live music, face painting and pony rides are always a treat and available every Saturday.
WHERE: Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney
WHEN: Saturdays, 8am-12pm
WHAT: Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano has been providing the finest and freshest produce that Plano’s farmers have to offer since 1990. You’ll find aisles of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, local honey, and pottery.
WHERE: 3312 N Central Expy., Plano (Conveniently located at US 75 and Parker Road)
WHEN: Tuesday – Sunday 9am – 6pm
WHAT: Rockwall Farmers Market was established in 2008 and is listed as one of the best farmers markets in the Dallas area. It has grown to over 30 vendors and includes fresh produce and specialty foods such as grass-fed meats, fresh baked artisans breads, farm eggs, seafood, honey, jams, pasta, tamales, and much more. They also feature local talent that provides live music every market day. Dog and pet friendly.
WHERE: Historic Downtown Square, 101 Rusk St., Rockwall
WHEN: Saturdays, 8am – noon.
WHAT: Rowlett Farmers Market. Texas grown produce and a great community gathering right in your own backyard! Shop local and eat fresh!
WHERE: Main Street, 5702 Rowlett Rd., Rowlett
WHEN: Thursdays from 5 – 8:30pm
Do you have a great farmers market in your neighborhood that you’d like to share with our readers? Send it to us so we can add it to our list! Also, don’t forget to tag #mommyupgrade in your photos!