Learn about DFW’s unique growing season(s), climate, soils, plants and water resources in this two-day class. Raise safe, nutritious food for your family, teach children to know and enjoy gardening.
Complete the course and volunteer 10 hours within the program (generally
at the garden where your class was hosted).
COST: $30 per person. Payment must be received by Aug. 15. TO REGISTER: Pay in advance by going to
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week, March 22-Oct. 20, 2012, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. around the gazebo. Our family has been in the Farmer’s Market Business for several generations. As a result, produce is not just a career-choice, its a passion. We guarantee you the best selection around: if we wouldn’t feed it to our kids, you won’t find it in our market. Visit www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com for the most up-to-date list of selections.
The Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market is a community-oriented market focusing on Texas provided foods, arts, crafts, services and wares. We are located at 215 Front Street Arlington, Texas 76011 and we open every Friday and Saturday from 8AM to 1PM.
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!
White Rock Local Market is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farmers market where local farmers, ranchers, and artisans sell directly to our East Dallas neighborhood. White Rock Local Market is a meeting place for residents to buy fresh, local and healthy foods, and quality arts and crafts.
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.
A bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables creates a colorful welcome to those who appreciate the "buy fresh, buy local" idea. Seasonal fruits create a spectacular palette! The freshest vegetables in North Dallas will excite your culinary talents! Also available are pasture fed beef, pork, lamb, and the freshest eggs you'll find. Buy pasta, seafood, cheesecake, muffins, gourmet items, and honey - all fresh!
Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sell-out. Open May 5 to Oct. 20, 2012.
Check out Grand Prairie Farmers Market's hot salsa on Saturday, Aug. 25, 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.
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.
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.
One of the pioneers of today’s natural handmade soap-making community, Ann Bramson, in her book “Soap,” says, “Where the hard pastel-colored bars sold at the drugstore are anonymous and indifferent, homemade soap has character. It charms...it smells good...feels good...is comforting in ways which manufactured soap can never be.” She is so right! If you’ve never tried a bar of natural handmade soap, you’re in for a real treat. If you have tried one, and know just how wonderful it is, you’ll be surprised that making your own fantastic soaps is not as difficult as you think.
*Part of Irving’s Urban Farming Lecture Series
Saturday, Aug. 25 9 to 11:30 a.m. Senter East Building 228 Chamberlain St.
Presented by the Tarrant County Urban Homesteading Community. Learn how to become sustainable and live off-grid.
The two-day seminar will cover:
*Earthship construction combined with monolithic domes using new materials and techniques that drastically reduce cost.
*Food production of produce and protein with aquaponics.
*Thermal mass principles.
*Cooling with convection draw.
*Thermal mass rocket heaters.
*Solar and wind power.
The training will be classroom time only. The hands-on training will take place during the build we're having in September.
You will receive Earthship volumes I, II, and III, a $75 value.
Fee is $100.
Exact location will be emailed when you register at:
Visions: the Women's Expo is an annual event providing more than 300 unique displays of shopping, fashion, food, entertainment, fun, bargains, cosmetics, travel, vacation and free health and beauty screening.
Shop, engage and enjoy at the Dallas Market Center, 2200 Stemmons Freeway. Information: 214-655-6181 oradjuvantexpos.com.
How to Make a Rain Barrel - 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: 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
This adult workshop will introduce you to the technology of this techno-treasure hunt. Instructor Chad Etheridge will lead you through separating fact and fiction, demystifying space-age GPS technology and simplifying the concept of latitude and longitude. Workshop will include an hour indoor presentation followed by outdoor work in the field to discover some actual geocaches. Bring a GPS unit or GPS-equipped smart phone. A limited supply of GPS units will be available. Best suited for ages 10 and up. Space is limited, please RSVP to 817-860-6752.
Event, hosted by Streams and Valleys, celebrates the dedication of the Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge, a pedestrian bridge connecting Trinity Park and downtown. Ribbon cutting is open to the public 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Picnic celebration features live music, air boat rides and entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ticket prices: Gourmet Picnic Basket for Six - $400, Picnic Basket for Two - $100, Children’s Picnic Sack -$10.
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.
"Fuel: Change Your Fuel...Change Your World" was a New York Times' Critic's Pick and a winner at the Sundance Film Festival for best documentary audience award. Come check out some solutions to the world's addiction to oil and bring friends. As usual, free popcorn and tap water will be available. Hosted by the Green Sanctuary committee. For more information, contact Linda Hanratty at firstname.lastname@example.org. See film trailer at http://thefuelfilm.com.
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.