With summer in full swing, people are always looking for fun, new ways to get out of the house and get some fresh air. One of the best ways to get out and have some fun is to visit one of the numerous farmers markets in the North Texas area. Over the last few years, the farm-to-table movement has lead to a large growth in farmers markets across North Texas, so it’s about time you started taking advantage of them. Between the great food, exercise, and the fresh atmosphere, local farmers markets are a great place to spend the day, not to mention the added payoff of getting to cook some awesome food with fresh ingredients later in the week! No matter where you live in the DFW Metroplex, there’s a farmers market near you.
Some of our favorite North Texas farmers markets:
Coppell: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. 768 W. Main St., off Bethel Road, April-Thanksgiving with scaled-back winter hours; 972-304-7043; coppellfarmersmarket.org.
Dallas: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily year-round except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. 1010 S. Pearl Expressway; 214-664-9110; dallasfarmersmarket.org.
Garland: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month, April-September. Garland historic downtown square, between Sixth and Main streets; 1-866-242-8078; themarketplacedfw.com.
Grand Prairie: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29-Dec. 20. Market Square, 120 W. Main St. at NW Second Street; 972-237-4599; gptx.org/farmersmarket.
Mesquite: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of the month, April-September. Mesquite historic downtown square, between Main and Davis streets; 1-886-242-8078; themarketplacedfw.com.
Oak Lawn: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 7-Aug. 30. 3014 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas; 214-521-5197; olumc.org
Arlington: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or sellout Friday and Saturday year-round. The Downtown Arlington Farmers Market. 215 E. Front at Elm; 817-637-1144; downtownarlingtonfarmersmarket.com.
Colleyville: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday year-round. 5409 Colleyville Blvd.; 817-427-2333; colleyvillefarmersmarket.com.
Fort Worth: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday year-round, also 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday during June-August peak. 3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth, under the tents in the parking lot of Edelweiss Restaurant and Texas Outdoors, on the Weatherford traffic circle (the confluence of U.S. 377, State Highway 183 and Camp Bowie); 817-763-0193.
Keller: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3-Oct. 25. Keller town center fountain, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway; 817-709-9411; kellerfarmersmarket.com.
Plano: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19-Nov. 1. Fairview Farms, 3314 N. Central Expressway, Plano; 972-345-0484; collincountyfarmersmarket.org.
Frisco: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sellout Saturday, May 10-Oct. 25. 6048 Frisco Square Blvd.; friscofarmersmarket.com.
McKinney: Two locations, April to early December with scaled-back winter schedule: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Chestnut Square Historic Village, McDonald and Anthony (park in the lot on McDonald), and 3 to 6 p.m. every Thursday at Adriatica, 6851 Virginia Parkway; 972-562-8790; chestnutsquare.org.
Denton: 7 a.m. to sell-out Saturday in May. Plus Tuesday and Thursday, June-September. 420 W. Sycamore, at Carroll, Denton; 817-946-0008; dentonfarmersmarket.com.
Rockwall: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3-Sept. 27. Downtown Square, 101 Rusk at Goliad; 972-772-6400; mainstreet.rockwall.com.
Waxahachie: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5-October. 410 S. Rogers (across from city hall), Waxahachie; 469-309-4111.
Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, fresh air, or a great time; your local farmers market is a great place to spend a day. On the other hand, what good is fresh produce if your appliances can’t pull their weight? Before you head out, schedule a service call with Guinco, and we’ll make sure your appliances are ready to handle the fresh ingredients you’re picking up at the market! As always, Thank you for letting our family help yours!