Kicking it Green in Dallas-Fort Worth: The Dallas Farmers Market
By Jada Brazell
Those Halcyon days of summer are upon us again. All this week, we're counting down some of the ways to kick it green this summer. These are green businesses and attraction in Dallas that can keep you or (where appropriate) the family entertained all while respecting the environment. It's green and it's fun. Leave your suggestions in comments or on facebook.
Local farmers and ranchers have been peddling their wares at this site for more than a century. Today, shoppers can also pick up original works from local artisans in addition to the wide spread of florals and fresh, edible goods. One of the largest public markets of its type, the Dallas Farmers Market offers everything a foodie could want: seasonal produce, meat, specialty foods, prepared fare, plants and trees.
The popular attraction provides a fun and unique atmosphere for shoppers to handpick goods that have been handmade or grown in a 150-mile radius of Dallas. Shoppers tend to frequent the Dallas Farmers Market on Saturdays and Sundays, when the farmers are present, though the market is open seven days a week, 362 days a year. On Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., arts and crafts are available for purchase. Those interested in shopping locally can depend on Dallas Farmers Market to produce. The market is now more accessible to low-income shoppers and shoppers opting for credit/debt cards and is home to all sorts of awesome events.
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Sign up for the weekly Green Source DFW Newsletter to stay up to date on everything green in North Texas, the latest news and events. Jada Brazell is a freelance writer who also consults for fashion- and art-based businesses on branding. She has written for the Odessa American and Global Fashion News, edited for the Texas Senate and RadioShack, and contributed to several magazines and newspapers in Central and South Texas.