Texas is home to one of the largest Farmers Markets in the United States. The Dallas Farmers Market is located at the corner of Harwood and Marilla Streets in Downtown and provides the freshest produce year round from local growers as well as farmers from all across the country. Market farmers who carry the Verified Local Farmer designation are vendors who have been certified to produce their goods from within 150 miles of Dallas and are found in Shed 1 of the market. By purchasing from vendors with this designation, you are guaranteed to be supporting your local market.
The Dallas Farmers Market is open seven days a week, 362 days a year, from 8 AM to 6 PM making it easy to always obtain the freshest produce. The Market only closes on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. The Market provides a list of the current produce that is in season. You can access this list by visiting the Dallas Farmers Market website.
The DFM offers a variety of not only the freshest fruits and vegetables, but also meat and specialty food products. You will also find trees, shrubs, flowers and other various floral products. Classes are available on an array of topics regarding nutritional and healthy foods. On Saturday s you can attend cooking workshops, with recognized local chefs in the Multi-Purpose Room found in the Resource Building.
The Dallas Farmers Market is home to annual festivals such as the spring Farm and Flower Festival and the fall Pumpkin Festival. With so much to offer, it is easy to complete all of your shopping and entertainment for the day in one location.
There are several free parking locations to choose from. Parking lots are located between Sheds 3 and 4 and across from Shed 2 off of Harwood Street. There are also several parking spots under Sheds 1, 3 and 4 with overflow parking available at the corner of Farmers Road and Pearl Expressway.
If you prefer to travel by train, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, also known as DART, has a Red Line stop at Pearl Street which will drop you off about 1 mile north of the market. The DART Route 35 bus line will drop you off even closer to the DFM.
The Dallas Farmers Market is located at 1010 Pearl Street in Dallas, TX 75201. To help you navigate through your visit, interactive maps are available on the Dallas Farmers Market website.
The Dallas Farmers Market site. web. 27 November. 2010