Farmers’ Markets are a good way for you to support local farmers and also learn tons of interesting things regarding farming if it is your forte. If you live in a retirement community in Texas, the National Farmers Market Week provides an excellent opportunity for you to do this. There are many local stores and events held to showcase all that Texas has to show in terms of farm produce. The stores are generally easy to access and provide a friendly environment where you could even end up making lifelong friends. To get the most out of the week, it’s important to plan your visits by first knowing what’s planned and where it will be. You can use our Expressions Concierge service to find information about them and arrange for transport to and from which markets you are interested in. The fact that these activities and stores are spread out over the entire state makes it easy for anyone to participate. Some of the most popular include:
White Rock Farmers Market
This is a producer-only farmers market usually held in East Dallas. This means that the only people allowed to showcase their wares have to be from within a 150-mile radius of Dallas. This market represents all types of farmers, from small local farmers to ranchers and industrial bakers who use produce from within Dallas. The market is usually held on Saturdays between March and December, and is an attraction to many people of all ages from Dallas and the surrounding neighborhoods. Since the produce is carefully inspected and grown under strict conditions, you are assured of high quality, affordable, local grown produce. This is an excellent place to buy produce especially if you love cooking.
Coppell Farmers Market
In terms of variety, there are few farmers markets that rival the Coppell farmers’ market in Coppell, Texas. Some of the produce you can get include fruits and vegetables, fresh and pastured meat, honey, cheese, wild-caught salmon, artisan bread and confectionery, fresh pasta and much more. You will even get olive oil and household cleaning products made out of farmers’ produce in this market. Due to the wide variety of goods on offer, it’s usually an attraction for people from the farthest corners of Texas. As with other farmers’ markets, the produce in this market is strictly local and a large percentage of it is organic.
Located in Carrolton Texas, this is a farmers’ market organized by the Rosemeade farm. They specialize in producing organic plants, fruits and vegetables. In addition to buying the high quality produce, you also get an opportunity to visit one of the greenhouses to see how everything is produced. They have ample parking and an outside patio where you can enjoy some of the produce. This is a great market where the whole family can have fun.
These are just some of the farmers’ markets you can visit that won’t disappoint you. All you have to do is find out when they will be, and then arrange for transportation to and from them. It’s a way to spend time that you will never regret.