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Thu, 07/12/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/14/2012 - 4:00pm
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:00am - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 3:00pm
The Solar Car Challenge originated in 1993, and has been recognized by "Technology & Learning" as one of the top ten education programs in the country. The program teaches high school students how to build roadworthy solar cars, and then provides a safe environment to race. NTREG members will participate in various aspects of the race and related activities.
See the Race Calendar Page for a schedule of events being held this year at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 6:00pm - Thu, 07/19/2012 - 6:00pm
Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates and supports emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and shares the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.
Showings are at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave. Information: 214-620-0885 or affd.org.
Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/14/2012 - 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!
Fri, 07/13/2012 - 4:00pm - Sun, 07/15/2012 - 6:00pm
The best chefs, restaurants, artists, sports teams, kids' activities and bands in North Texas are gearing up for the biggest Taste yet. This three-day culinary celebration includes plenty of taste bud-pleasing food prepared by area restaurants and chefs; wine tastings; live entertainment; games and children's activities; and a wide array of arts and crafts.
It's fun for the whole family in historic Fair Park, 1200 S. 2nd Ave. Friday 4 p.m.-12 Midnight; Saturday 11 a.m.-12 Midnight; Sunday 12 Noon-6 p.m. Information: tasteofdallas.org.
Getting here by DART’s Green Line
Fair Park visitors can ride the new DART Rail Green Line to two stations -
Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and the Cotton Bowl Stadium. See the Green Line schedule
Get Here By DART Bus
Whether you’re coming from north, south, east, west or downtown Dallas, several DART bus routes lead to the gates of Fair Park. Many more lead to the nearby J.B. Jackson, Jr. Transit Center. Although you can see all of your bus route options at dart.org.
Get Here By Trinity River Express
On every day but Sunday, the TRE offers commuter rail service between Fort Worth and Dallas. Its regular stops include DFW Airport, the Dallas Medical Center, Victory Station and Union Station.
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
WRLM is held twice a month – the second and fourth Saturday – at The Green Spot Market and Fuels. Second Saturdays are Everything Markets and feature farmers, food artisans and arts and crafts. Fourth Saturdays are Just Farmers - farmers, producers, and food artisans.
White Rock Local Market has several community programs: a Lone Star food stamp program at the market, workshops, school field trips, and an after school entrepreneurial program.
Vendors include organic growers Farmer Jones Plants and Produce, Texas Worm Ranch, Good Earth Organics and Kitchen Pride Mushrooms. Later in the spring, we will be joined by Rae Lilli Farm, Sachse Heritage Farms, Larken Farms and Lightsey Farms. Juha Ranch returns with grass fed beef, chicken, lamb, pork and eggs; Homestead Heritage will be there with their wide variety of meats and cheeses. Eagle Mountain Cheese, Grapevine Grains, The Tamale Company, Lucido's Pasta, and Texas Olive Ranch. Empire Baking and Village Baking Company will be there, along with Tough Cookie Vegan Bakery and newcomers The Bread Crumb and EMA Baking. Corked in Texas will bring wines from Lone Oak Winery in Burleson, including the 2010 Texas Viognier, which won double gold at the prestigious San Francisco Wine Competition.
Grand Prairie Farmers Market features "Tacos and Tejano" on Saturday, July 14, in addition to its usual 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, 07/14/2012 - 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!
Fort Worth’s original, producer only farmers market. Wondering what “producer only” means? It means that everything sold is either grown, raised or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth. In short, it’s the easiest way to go green while getting your greens.
Cowtown Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 8 am til noon–rain, sleet, snow, or shine. Market is open Wednesdays, 8 a.m. until noon, June – November.
Other markets: Downtown Fort Worth, Richland Hills, Tarrant County Health Department and Resource Connection are open for the season. Details, click here.
All markets accept Lone Star/SNAP, WIC cards, cash and credit/debit cards.
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, 07/14/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
North Texas Renewable Energy Group Meeting
Presenters: Ron Seidel, Director at Principal Solar, and Dallas Observer reporter Brantley Hargrove
When: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Texas Public Utility Commission Chairman Donna Nelson is so concerned about Texas’ image that she is afraid that telling the public to conserve electricity on hot summer afternoons will send a message that we’re running out of power and discourage companies from wanting to do business here. (http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2012/06/27/rolling-blackouts-a-black-eye-for-texas/).
On June 28 the Texas PUC voted to raise the price cap on wholesale electricity prices during peak demand times by 50%, hoping that higher prices will entice power companies to build more electricity plants. Ironically, with the price of natural gas falling through the floor and in a state that produces most of its electricity using natural gas, Texas electricity consumers won’t be able to enjoy the lower electricity prices they might expect.
Is the Texas PUC doing the right things to make our electricity reliable?
How high does the price of electricity have to go to lure investors to build more power plants?
How long does it take to build a power plant?
How much can consumers help by conserving?
How do renewables, distributed generation, and demand response fit in?
Don’t just have an opinion – make it an INFORMED opinion! Learn about these issues and bring your questions to the next meeting of the North Texas Renewable Energy Group at 10 am on Saturday, July 14.
For more information see www.txses.org/NTREG/events.htm
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
There is still time to sign up for one or more of the summer cooking classes at the Dallas Farmers Market sponsored by the market, Dallas Market Friends and the Dallas chapter of the AIWF.
The first class is on July 14 and features Chef Jeff Moschetti of Jasper's in Plano who will be demonstrating backyard grilling.
The remainder of the Summer 2012 Cooking Class schedule is as follows:
July 21, Chef Mark McDaniel, ReMARKable Affairs Cafe, Theme: "The Thrill of the Grill"
August 4, Chef Scott Gottlich, Bijoux Restaurant, Theme: "Summer Bistro Cooking"
August 11, Chef Gerard Thompson, Rough Creek Lodge Restaurant, Theme: "Rough Creek Comes to the Market"
August 18, Chef Jay Jerrier, Il Cane Rosso, Theme: "Il Cane Rosso Cooking"
Classes are held every Saturday from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. Doors open at 11:00 AM. The demonstration kitchen is upstairs in the Market Resource Center, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX 75201. Classes are $25 by the Thursday before the class or $30 at the door.
Find more information and a reservation form here.
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Birding from the Blind: One of the best ways to get close to birds is utilizing a bird blind. Just off the Riverbottom Trail, we have a blind that will help you enjoy birding without disturbing the wildlife. Join a naturalist at the blind to help you identify birds along the river.
This is a come and go event. Meet at the bird blind.
FREE (with paid admission).
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Dallas Zoo introduces a new opportunity for you to photograph the animals during the magic hours right before sunset! Take advantage of the evening light and get memorable shots of some of the Zoo’s most photogenic animals in ZooNorth. You will receive a special map indicating where these animals are located. Pre-registration is encouraged but on-site registration is available beginning at 5 p.m. Call 469.554.7423 for more information or to make reservations.
Cost: $30 advance registration; $40 same-day registration