Dallas Farmers Market
Just five minutes’ drive from Olympus at Ross, the Dallas Farmers Market is located downtown at 1010 S. Pearl Expressway and has been officially operating there since 1941. There are two main sections to this market. The Shed is an open-air pavilion operating on weekends (and additional weekdays seasonally) that houses a diverse mix of farmers with seasonal produce, ranchers with naturally raised meats, cheese, eggs, and honey, and food artisans selling breads, jams, and other foods. The market is a 26,000-square-foot food hall and vendor market that is open daily. In addition to strolling through this farmers market yourself, you can place orders online by midnight on Wednesday for curbside pickup on Sunday afternoon.
Richardson Farmers Market
Operated by Four Seasons Markets, the Richardson Farmers Market is held from 9 AM to 1 PM each Saturday in the Dal-Rich Towne Square at 101 S. Coit Road. There are typically between 25 and 35 different vendors, selling an eclectic mix of regional produce and meats, along with many other delicious foods and beverages, jewelry, artwork, ceramics, and more. If you can’t wait until you get home to enjoy some of your bounty, you can have an impromptu picnic at Cottonwood Park just around the corner.
Grand Prairie Farmers Market
Grand Prairie’s farmers market is held weekly on Saturdays, from 8 AM to 1 PM, usually from early April through mid-December at the city’s Market Square (120 W. Main Street). Designed to look like a red barn, complete with a corrugated tin roof, the market houses vendors selling everything from produce to honey to fresh pasta, all grown or made within a 150-mile radius. Don’t miss the homemade salsas and tamales – sooo good!
Coppell Farmers Market
At around a 30-minute drive from Olympus at Ross, the Coppell Farmers Market at 768 W. Main Street in Old Town Coppell is a bit of a trek but well worth investigating some Saturday morning. Or stop in if you’re on your way to spend the day at Grapevine Lake. Open from 8 AM to noon each Saturday, this market features around 40 vendors offering an array of delectable eats, ranging from the expected produce and meats to coffee, kombucha, baked goods, candles, and flowers. Bring cash, as not all vendors accept credit cards.
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