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Mon, 07/16/2012 (Ongoing) - Fri, 08/10/2012 (Ongoing)
“Trashing Our Treasure” Photography Exhibit at Dallas City Hall, Main Lobby July 16-August 10, 2012
Dallas, TX, July 15, 2012 – Shared FUEL, a Dallas-based sustainable nonprofit, today announced that “Trashing Our Treasure,” a photography exhibit of litter at White Rock Lake, will be displayed in the main lobby of Dallas City Hall from July 16 through August 10. The event is free and open to the public.
Designed to educate, inform and motivate individuals to be aware of the environmental consequences of litter on our green public places, “Trashing Our Treasure” debuted during last year’s centennial celebration of White Rock Lake. The exhibit focuses on unnatural predators, such as styrofoam, plastics, aluminum cans and glass, that accumulate along the shoreline, particularly during storm events, and encroach upon the area’s wildlife habitats.
According to Alison Parker, exhibit coordinator and Shared FUEL’s program chair of The Litter Project, “We are excited about showcasing this educational exhibit at City Hall and encourage families to view it. We hope the photography transforms how people think about litter and its impact on nature.”
Says Annemarie Marek, president of Shared FUEL, “We care deeply about White Rock Lake because it is a green retreat for so many diverse groups and people in our city. We are very excited about the visual conversation that this show will generate and hope that it will motivate all to collaborate and innovate better ways to mitigate the litter problem.“
About Shared FUEL
Shared FUEL (Shared Focus on Urban Environmental Leadership) is a Dallas-based 501(c) (3), founded by three East Dallas neighbors. Shared FUEL’s mission is to collaborate and create sustainable programs that educate and enlighten neighborhoods and communities on the value of nurturing people and protecting our shared, natural resources. For more information visit: www.sharedfuel.org
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/28/2012 - 4:00pm
Fri, 07/27/2012 (Ongoing) - Sun, 07/29/2012 (Ongoing)
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/28/2012 - 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, 07/28/2012 - 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.
Cool off with watermelon at Grand Prairie Farmers Market on Saturday, July 28, and shop for 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, 07/28/2012 - 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, 07/28/2012 - 10:00am
Get an upclose look at a variety of snakes, toads, frogs, and more during this workshop presented by a representative from the Dallas-Fort Worth Herpetological Society.
Free. Space is limited, please RSVP to 817.860.6752.
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
How to Make a Rain Barrel - July 28 & August 25: Learn how to construct a 55-gallon rain barrel that you will get to take home! You'll also learn how to install an efficient irrigation system and other ways to conserve water while maintaining a healthy landscape. Dr. Dotty Woodson of the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center will teach each class.
Date: July 28 or August 25
Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon
Cost: $75.00 per person; $67.50 per BRIT member
Pre-registration required: Register online or call Tammie Crole 817.332.4441
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Free afternoon events for participants of all ages feature creative art-making activities and live performances inspired by artworks on view. No reservations necessary; admission to special exhibitions is free during the events. Children's films are made possible by the Lone Star Film Society. Promotional support provided by American Airlines and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Discover the ancient Japanese festival tradition where children record their wishes on beautiful paper decorations during the seventh-month celebration of Tanabata. Along with children's films and enchanting folktales, activities will highlight artworks in the Kimbell's Asian art collection.
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 8:45pm - 10:30pm
Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for free monthly Star Parties. You’ll find plenty of telescopes for viewing and even more astronomy buffs to help you navigate your way through the skies. Star Parties are held once a month held in front of the Museum, on Gendy Street. The party begins at dusk, weather permitting, and lasts until approximately 10:30 p.m. Best of all, it’s FREE! Note, parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.
Dates for 2012 star parties:
October 6 "Stars over Euless"
*To be held in the Museum Lot, directly south of the Museum (corner of Harley and Montgomery)
Please note, parking surrounding the Museum is paid parking managed by the City of Fort Worth.
More information and a fee structure can be found on the City of Fort Worth's Parking Guide.