If you’ve been a shopper of the Dallas Farmers Market for years, no doubt, you’ve noticed changes. For the past 30 years, much of the produce sold at the Market was supplied by large-scale producers and wholesalers. Because of this, long-term guests came to expect the ability to find most any produce, whether it was in-season or not, often shipped many states to find its way to the shopper.
That’s no longer the case. And, for good reason.
A strong market, populated by real farmers and their produce, will support farmers by allowing them to produce and sell more directly to Market guests, and it ensure you will get fresh, high-quality goods. Will you find everything you might at your local supermarket? No. And that’s a good thing. Instead, you will find the fruit of crops specific to our local climate, weather and seasons. And, you can stop by the information booth or visit dallasfarmersmarket.org at any time to determine exactly what’s in-season and available.
What’s that mean to you? Fresh produce that’s traveled a short distance from the farm to your table. And an opportunity to buy from farmers who can re-invest those funds in growing their businesses, making more and better produce even more abundant. Know too, your purchases go to funding farmer infrastructure, helping them produce more, and helping the Market offer more and more of the things you come here to find.
Oh, and don’t forget, in addition to fresh produce, the Dallas Farmers Market is abundant with prepared and ready-to-eat artisan foods, plants, candles and soaps, gifts and countless other treasures.
ALL ARE SMALL START-UP BUSINESSES PRODUCING A UNIQUE AND LOCAL PRODUCT FOR YOU.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED AND APPRECIATED
Ever diligent about sustainability and good stewardship, the Dallas Farmers Market Friends are committed to teaching the next generation more about where their food comes from and how to eat more nutritious meals. We know people these days get inundated with requests, but if you would like to donate to the effort of offering a learning environment for seekers of all ages you may do so here: