The Dallas Farmers Market has enjoyed what appears to be an early spring for the North Texas area. This past weekend a number of people came out to enjoy the Dallas Farmers Market, which is primarily an outside event. The weather was a beautiful 72 degrees on Saturday, February 19, and it inspired many DFW area residents to get out of the house. I saw many fellow Gen Xers selling and buying fresh produce during my visit.
The Dallas Farmers Market was my destination of choice on Saturday morning, and it was my first trip to the DFM since I moved to the area five years ago. The market is set up with 4 areas that are identified as Shed 1, Shed 2, Shed 3 and Shed 4. Parking is readily available and it is free. As soon as I stepped out of my car I could smell a mixture of foods cooking, making it even more inviting to come to the farmers market.
The Dallas Farmers Market sheds were lined with folks selling their fresh fruits and vegetables, offering free tastes of their finest foods. I passed by the cart selling sweet corn on the cob and headed to Shed 2 which is actually a fully enclosed building. There you can purchase handmade pasta, sauces, Texas wine, sweets, Japanese food and authentic Mexican food. The building also contains gift shops selling their wares. There were two gentlemen playing the fiddle and banjo to entertain passersby.
After spending time and money in Shed 2, we headed over to taste and purchase some fresh fruits and wonderful veggies at prices much better than what you’ll find at the grocery stores. Be forewarned though, prices vary a little from vendor to vendor, so look around before you commit to buying what you want. There are a few vendors selling meats and at least two of them are selling organically raised meats. There is also a floral shop with some beautiful flowers for sale.
I’d definitely recommend anyone visiting Dallas to stop in at the Dallas Farmers Market, enjoy some good food and take home fresh produce at terrific prices. Try the food at the La Popular Tamale House in Shed 2 and taste some terrific Texas wine from the TEXOMA Winery vendor in Shed 2 while you are there!
The Dallas Farmers Market is located north of Interstate 30 in downtown Dallas at 1010 South Pearl Street. The market is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 6pm. Please enjoy the photo slideshow to the left of this article.
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