Eight sessions of gardening for fun for second, third and fourth-graders. Held Wednesdays Sept. 5 through Oct. 24. Cost: $30 residents, $40 non-residents. Online registration required: livegreeninplano.obsres.com
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week, March 22-Oct. 20. On top of all the great local produce they always have, this year they're offering local organics. Check out their website to see list of vendors.
The Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market is a community-oriented market focusing on Texas provided foods, arts, crafts, services and wares. It is open every Friday and Saturday.
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. Visit their website to learn more about vendors.
White Rock Local Market is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farmers market where local farmers, ranchers, and artisans sell directly to this East Dallas neighborhood. Vendors bring fresh, local and healthy foods, and quality arts and crafts. WRLM is held twice a month – the second and fourth Saturday. Second Saturdays are Everything Markets and feature farmers, food artisans and arts and crafts. Fourth Saturdays are Just Farmers - farmers, producers, and food artisans.
With its outreach programs -- a Lone Star food stamp program at the market, workshops, school field trips, and an after school entrepreneurial program -- White Rock Local Market hopes to make a lasting difference in the community.
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!
The Grand Prairie Farmers Market is open in downtown Grand Prairie, selling fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, coffee, tea, tamales, jellies and relishes, grass-fed meats, homemade soaps, candles and more. Check out the Farmers Market Calendar on the GPFM website for a listing of special events, including cooking demonstrations, festivals and holiday market.
Everything sold here is either grown, raised or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.
The North Central Texas Farmers Market Corp. operates two markets weekly at this time of year.
Westside: 3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth. 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays (year-round).
Downtown Fort Worth: 1000 Throckmorton St., Federal Plaza Park in front of Lanham Plaza (federal building). 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays (through December).
The Coppell Farmers Market is a one-stop shopping trip for fresh, seasonal produce, pastured meats, eggs, breads and locally made foods. All products sold at the Coppell Farmers Market are grown, raised and/or produced directly by the vendor within the North Central Texas region, with the exception of full disclosure and approval of selling another’s product.
Weekly and seasonal offerings:
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.
The Keller Farmers Market is a casual, open air, seasonal market that offers fresh Texas produce, meats, eggs, wine, tamales, baked goods, artisan bread, chips, salsa, pasta, pickles, jellies and jams, honey, grains, desserts, prepared foods, coffee, pet products and crafts, all from the state of Texas or within 150 miles.
Yard Smart is a free seminar, featuring experts from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, designed to provide effective, beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape. Topics vary by season and have included butterfly gardening, landscape watering, container gardens, perennials, trees and much more. This semi-annual seminar is offered each spring and fall. See website for fall seminar topics. No pre-registration is required.
Educators: fill your lesson plans while filling your supply shelves. Spend a day earning SBEC authorized CPE credits while learning techniques to implement the natural world into all areas of your elementary curriculum. Working lunch included. 5 hours awarded. $30; $24 for TDG Members. Register in advance.
Every Saturday, Elizabeth Anna’s hosts a local and organic market featuring in-season produce, fresh eggs and ground wheat bread along with other baked goods. Pre-order meat & dairy. Check the website for specials of the week and sneak peaks at our recipe kits.
Event is sponsored by the Dallas Alternative Energy Group. Learn to be self-sufficient, resourceful, whether you live in an apartment or farm. Come meet our exhibitors who can teach you about canning, organic gardens, water purification solar electricity, rainwater collection, native plants in the landscape, chicken coop design. In addition, North Haven Gardens will have a speaker at 10:30 a.m. Free admission.
There is not much one must do to prepare feeders in the fall and winter, but there are a few extra things you can do in order to attract winter birds. Steve Woodward from the Wild Bird Center will talk about these enhancements and also discuss some birds you may encounter at your feeders in the cooler months. FREE (with paid admission).
A look at the history and evolution of art and botanical science from the first century AD through the life of Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840), one of the greatest botanical illustrators and flower painters of all time. Filled with incredible visuals and delivered in an exciting lecture style format, this program will be of interest to history, art and science lovers. Free.
Join TCU prof Dr. Helge Alsleben for a lively conversation and dialogue as we compare volcanic activity in Texas to volcanism along the "Ring of Fire,” the topic of the IMAX film. Explore general causes of volcanism and earthquakes, the modern setting of the Gulf Coast in the plate tectonic framework and the geologic history that explains modern earthquakes in Texas. Limited Seating ~ Free with Exhibition or IMAX admission.
Learn a variety of nature-inspired arts and crafts in this class each month. Open to all ages and abilities. Call (469) 526-1988 for more information or to register.
August 14: Watercolors
September 8: Textures in Nature
October 6: Patterns in Nature (note: class will be held on First Saturday this month)