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Thu, 07/05/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/07/2012 - 4:00pm
Fri, 07/06/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/07/2012 - 1:00pm
The goal of the market is to provide a venue for local vendors to offer Arlington, Texas residents an opportunity to buy the freshest meat, produce, breads and other great foods, crafts and products available.
Please take the time to share and enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh foods and feel good about supporting your community Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Grass fed beef, natural pork & chicken, eggs from free range hens, Gulf coast seafood, wild-caught Alaska salmon, tomatoes, lettuces and varieties of greens, herbs, beets, turnips, radishes, spring and large onions, mushrooms, new potatoes and sweet potatoes continue to be offered in addition to honey, cheese, pasta, artisan breads, pies, cookies, cake balls, soup & dessert mixes, herb-infused sorbet, chips and salsa, granola, spice blends, pecans, spiced nuts, Texas olive oil, coffee and tea.
Find bedding plants for spring/summer color, herbs or vegetables. Look for doggie treats, custom soaps and soy candles, worm castings, worm wine or pre-order vermi-composting kits.
Be sure to check with the artisan vendors as they often add new, interesting flavors to their line-ups.
Shop the Old-Fashioned Way at our Local Farmers Market!
Winter Markets are the third Saturday of each month at Chestnut Square
Weekly Markets start on April 7, 2012
Local and organic meat, dairy and produce vendors offer their wares
from 8:00 a.m. until noon every Saturday at Chestnut Square
and from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Thursday at Adriatica in West McKinney.
Market vendors also offer sauces, pasta, baked goods, wine and flowers!
Dixie’s Store at Chestnut Square will be open with Dublin Dr. Pepper, Cokes, old fashioned candy, ice cream,
craft items and old fashioned toys for sale.
The Chestnut Square market is located at 315 S. Chestnut St.
(the corner of Anthony and McDonald Streets), McKinney, TX 75069
Click here for a map
Here are some of the vendors at the market for the 2012 season:
Alice the Facepainter (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
AP Apiaries (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Austinuts (Chestnut Square)
Berry Best Farm (Chestnut Square and Adriatica, seasonal blueberries)
Bill Morgan Woodworking and Textiles (Chestnut Square)
The Canine Cookie Company (Chestnut Square)
Chef Milton's Chili Nuts (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Dominion Farm Meats (Chestnut Square)
Donna's Crafty Creations
Dream Art Glass (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Elliot Grows (Chestnut Square, first and third Saturdays)
Good Earth Organic Farm (Chestnut Square, first and third Saturdays)
Ham Orchards (Chestnut Square, seasonal peaches)
Henry's Handmade Wood (Chestnut Square, second and fourth Saturdays)
Just Pie (Chestnut Square)
Keven Whitsell Produce (Chestnut Square)
Kitchen Pride Mushrooms (Chestnut Square)
Landon Winery ( Chestnut Square)
Linda Vash Jewelry and Dog Clothes (Chestnut Square)
Local Family Farms (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Lone Star Winery (Chestnut Square)
Lucidos Herbs, Pasta, Sauces and Canned Vegetables (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Luscombe Farms (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Mary B Bakery (Chestnut Square)
MountainMan Jerky (Chestnut Square)
Purple Ranch Lavender (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Rehoboth Ranch Meats (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Sachse Farms (Chestnut Square)
SnJ Traders (Chestnut Square)
Stephanie's Cookies (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
St. Lucia Bread Company (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Sweet Water Farms (Chestnut Square)
Texas Olive Oil Ranch (Chestnut Square)
Texas Worm Ranch (Chestnut Square, second and fourth Saturdays)
Texas Toffee (Chestnut Square)
The Pantry (Chestnut Square)
The Tamale Company (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Three Happy Cows (Chestnut Square)
Three Red Hens Farm (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Village Baking Company (Chestnut Square)
Come on down and enjoy an old time market…sometimes we’ll have special events and entertainment! While not as diverse as the old Jockey Lot held in downtown McKinney during the mid 20th century, we’ll try to re-create the feel of the old market days. Meet friends, share local news and bring a chair and sit a while!
The market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon from mid-April to mid-September with a special Thanksgiving market in November. Vendors include Holleman Farms for beef, chicken, pork and eggs, Stephanie’s Cookies, Joy Farms and Lucido Pastas. Located on the parking lot between Celebration Restaurant and Market.
We welcome farmers and growers who practice natural, sustainable, organic farming. The products must come from within a 150 mile radius of Dallas County to assure freshness. Special foods such as baked goods, tamales, cheeses, eggs, local honey, meats, and pastas will also be available. All vendors must grow, produce, or make at least 60% of what they sell at the Saint Michael Farmers Market.
Go here for a vendor list.
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Grand Prairie Farmers Market will celebrate the Independence Day holiday with "Red, White and Blueberries" on Saturday, July 7.
Grand Prairie Farmers Market features fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, coffee, tea, tamales, jellies and relishes, grass-fed meats, homemade soaps, candles and more.
The Grand Prairie Farmers Market is open March 31, 2012 through December on Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Market Square, 120 W. Main St., in downtown Grand Prairie. Check out the 2012 Farmers Market Calendar on our website for a listing of special events including cooking demonstrations and festivals.
More Farmers Market info: www.gptx.org/farmersmarket or call 972-237-4599.
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Canoe Tour: Tour a stretch of the West Fork of the Trinity River to view ducks, herons, beaver and other critters. Sunscreen, water and weather appropriate clothing (including shoes that can get wet) are recommended. Canoes, paddles and lifejackets are provided. Children must be 5 years or older. Parents must sign a liability waiver for minor children. Some previous experience recommended.
Registration ends preceding Thursday or when filled. Maximum - 12 participants. Meet at Big River Parking Lot.
Pre-registration required. $20 (includes admission fee)/MEMBERS $15.
For more information or to register by phone, call 817-392-7410.
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Perhaps the final step in completing a backyard homestead is the addition of livestock, such as goats. This class will offer discussion about a variety of livestock—selection, care, feeding, benefits, and challenges—that would be included in an urban farm setting and discuss City of Irving codes related to keeping livestock – limitations and expectations.
*Part of Irving’s Urban Farming Lecture Series
Saturday, July 7
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Irving Animal Care Campus
4140 Valley View Lane
Fredi Sanderson, Animal Services Manager, City of Irving
To register online click here.
For more information, call the Office of Environmental Stewardship at (972) 742-2296.
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 10:00am
Families and children are invited to explore the current exhibition through an interactive and fun-filled day featuring tours, art activities, live demos and more. A special NasherKids passport is a great keepsake from the event, offering incentives for repeat visits and additional take-home art activities.
Monthly "Big Ideas" and Art Activities:
July 7: Identity
- Children's Art Activity, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, Future Self Portraits. Use your imagination to create a portrait that shows what you will look like in the future
- Artist Demonstrations, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Art Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Family Tours, Hourly, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Yoga in the Garden presented by Yogasport, 11:30 a.m. (weather permitting)
- Discovering Books with Every Child Ready to Read, 12 noon
- Storytime with the Dallas Public Library, 12:30 p.m.
- NasherKidsLive!, 1 p.m.
- NasherKids Meal available in Nasher Café, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, July 7, 2012 @ 10:00 am
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
2012 Home Horticulture Seminars - Texas AgriLife Extension Service
“Sustainability” will be presented from 10 a.m. until noon, July 7, in Lonestar Room A & B at the Tarrant County Plaza Building, 200 Taylor St., Ft. Worth. Registration is $15. Advance reservations are preferred, but not required. For more information or to enroll, call 817-884-1945.
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Science Saturdays are held the first weekend of every month and feature numerous events hosted by BRIT’s botanists. Our botanists are on hand to answer questions and to identify those mysterious plants that grow in the backyards of Tarrant and Dallas counties that prompt homeowners to ask, “What the heck is this?”
Science Saturdays include the following:
• Plant Identification Clinic – bring that mysterious plant that’s growing in your backyard and our botanists will tell you what it is.
• Demonstrations of BRIT’s digital herbarium.
• BRIT’s Plant Preservation Studio – See how scientists create herbarium specimens.
• BRIT Library reading room and Burk Children’s Library – visit two of the most renowned botanical libraries in the Southwest.
• BRIT Press publications will be on display and available for purchase.
• Saturday guided tours of the Herbarium and Library will be provided at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
BRIT will post a calendar of events on its website throughout the season.