Farmers Market Selection:
Just as there are many farmers markets in the DFW area, there are as many ways to organize and manage markets. Markets are not all the same, so consumers and vendors need to dig deeper into what they value and how a market is organized and not take all markets at face value. Also visit several farmers markets in the area to get a feel of the market culture.
If it is important that you know where your food it coming from, shop one of the farmers market with a red heart. These farmers markets have missions, vendor guidelines and good management as producer only farmers markets.
Remember, just because it says “farmers” market does not always mean the market is managed to support the local growers, farmers and ranchers.
Keep abreast on local food:
Just Picked TX – Follow long time local food advocate on the blog and social media.
Edible Dallas & Fort Worth is the go-to magazine for learning more about farmers and ranchers, farmers markets, chefs and restaurants, seasonal produce, local food organizations and events. Click here to subscribe and find the local food locations where you can find current copies of the magazine.
Dallas Morning News Life Section on Wednesdays you will find articles about farms, food artisans and farmers markets.
2018 North Texas Farmers Market Map
If it is important that you know where your food it coming from, shop one of the farmers market with a red heart.