Farmers Market, Dallas

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1010 South Pearl Street

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  • Farmers Market: locally grown fresh produce

    by oregonrobert Written Jul 5, 2008

    Dallas farmers market is outdoors, under a "carport" type canopy, about 1 acre in extent. The vendors are the growers, not employees, and very friendly and helpful. The items offered are excellent in quality and well displayed.
    However, the vendors receive no help whatever from the city or the market organization to whom they pay rent, as far as advertising or addressing suggestions or complaints.
    The day I was there, the 40 or 50 vendors had fewer than one dozen shoppers present.
    Here in Portland, the farmers market, with 140 vendors, averages more than 1,000 shoppers present at any one time, sometimes much more.

    What to buy: A fairly complete selection of fruits and vegetable, as they are in season, and some prepared foods (jam, salsa, honey, etc)

    What to pay: The prices were very good, not different from any grocery store, and the quality far superior to any store, including Whole Foods or Central Market.

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    Farmers Market: Markets..

    by Sweetberry1 Written Oct 11, 2004

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    Markets.

    The Farmers Market is one of the largest open air markets in the country and still very much where farmers come to sell their produce. The market was established in 1941 and provides, fresh flowers, houseplants and fresh produce as well as Mexican handcrafts and ceramics and furniture.
    During the year multi-cultural festivals are held at the market. Unfortunately with the high rates in the area, the market is getting too expensive for a lot of the local merchants to rent and the market may gradually phase out... unless something is done to help the market remain and prosper.

    Open Sunday thru Saturday 7am to 6pm

    What to pay: Depends on what you are looking to buy.

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    International Market Place: Farmers Market

    by grandmaR Updated Sep 28, 2004

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    Two views of the market

    I haven't been to this market, but I took a couple of pictures as we drove by in the car. It apparently is of the same type as the Pike Street Market in Seattle.

    According to the web page:
    "There are 3 covered sheds with produce vendors. You can park inside the sheds, but parking there is usually a bit crowded. There is plenty of parking outside the sheds, including an underground parking garage. Parking is free."

    What to buy: Texas-grown fruits and vegetables, plus other produce such as strawberries, and bananas. Free samples seem to be one of the advertised amenities..

    The sign says "Shed II - unique imports, gift items, jewelry, foods, furnishings and home accessories Tuesday - thru - Sunday".

    The website says that they also have nuts, organic honey and fresh herb plants in addition to apples and corn on the cob.

    An enclosed pavilion – open weekends only – features flea-market types finds, such as Mexican pottery and furniture. From April through June, the Market's demonstration kitchen plays host to a series of American Institute of Wine and Food-sponsored cooking classes, featuring the handiwork of Dallas-Fort Worth's top chefs.

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    Farmers Market

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 1, 2003

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    Just a few minutes drive from downtown Dallas or a 20 min walk. Initially in the late 1800's this was nationally known place for farmers to bring their produce to sell.

    Today there is still fresh fruit, vegetables and meat as well as handcrafts, furniture, jewellery and flowers.

    Market is open Sunday thru Saturday 7am to 6pm.

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    Farmers Market - Garden Centres

    by keeweechic Written May 19, 2003

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    Farmers Market also has garden centres creating a wonderful splash of colour. They carry a very varied range of plants both indoor and outdoor, exotic palm trees to larger trees as well as pottery and urns.

    Market is open Sunday thru Saturday 7am to 6pm.
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    Farmers Market - Crafts

    by keeweechic Written May 19, 2003

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    There are many decorative pieces of handmade pottery and other items from throughout the US and Mexico. The vibrant pottery is always stunning to browse through. There is also the traditional pewterware from Mexico.

    The Market is open Sunday thru Saturday 7am to 6pm.
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