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Explore the Dallas Suburbs One Bite at a Time: Farmers Markets!

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Top Farmers markets in Dallas Suburbs

Farmers markets in Dallas Suburbs: Bring the whole family for a taste of suburban Dallas!

 

As you explore the Dallas suburbs, make a point to stop by these markets to get a feel for what life could be like if you opt to call one of these communities “home.” Not only are they packed with local eats, but you’ll have a chance to rub elbows with your (potential) future neighbors — people with unique insights into everything from the area schools and parks to restaurants, commutes, and more. 

 

#1. McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square

If you move to McKinney, you’ll be able to visit this amazing market all year long. It’s open every Saturday from April through December and on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays for the rest of the year. No matter the season, expect tons of food vendors selling everything from free-range chicken to ginger beer. Local artisans also set up shop at the market, making this a great place to shop for bespoke gifts — think handmade candles, soaps, jewelry, and other one-of-a-kind gifts.

 

What are the best features of McKinney Farmers Market?

 

This is also an incredible farmers’ market for kids — expect pony rides, face painting, and live music every single week. Plus, the market is located in the Chestnut Square Historic Village so, for history-loving families, it’s easy to stroll back through the history of McKinney after filling your totes. 

 

#2. Flower Mound Farmers Market

The Flower Mound Farmers Market is a bit different than the others on this list. This “European-style” market is open all year and offers more than just seasonal produce — vendors set up and sell pastries, art, and other handcrafted goods (check out the candles from Inner Jade Designs!). 

 

What’s great about Flower Mound Farmers Market?

 

Once you’ve finished wandering the market, get to know Flower Mound a little more by exploring the historic Parker Square. Make your way to Edison Coffee Co. — it’s a great local spot if you need a quick snack or caffeinated pick-me-up.

 

#3. Frisco Farmers Market 

Every Saturday and Sunday — rain or shine — residents and their pups head to the Frisco Farmers Market This is an extremely pet-friendly market so you’ll see lots of dogs and lots of vendors selling specialty treats for your four-legged family members. The market even hosts a Pet Appreciation Day in September complete with a dog costume contest — so start planning your costumes now! 

And that’s not the only event at the market. If you land in Flower Mound, keep an eye on the calendar for more information about petting zoos, car shows, fall festivals, and other special events held in and around the farmers market.

 

#4. Denton Community Market

You can really get to know Denton by visiting the community market. This is a “producer-only” market so you’ll see local musicians, artisans, and food truck vendors alongside farmers and growers. There are also plenty of kid-friendly activities, crafts, and music to keep your entire crew entertained. 

 

What to explore at the Denton Community Market?

 

Want to explore Denton a bit more? Check out the eateries and shops around nearby Denton Square. The three-story Recycled Books, Records & CDs is a must, as is Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream

 

#5. Elizabeth Anna Urban Farmers Market

Elizabeth Anna is a farm and garden center near the center of Fort Worth. Locals can sign up for the farm’s CSA to enjoy a selection of fresh produce, eggs and all-natural Angus beef each week. They also offer a walk-in market on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays — stop by anytime and see what seasonal items are available. 

 

Another plus? This farm is super kid-friendly. Not only will the kids see how certain foods and flowers are grown, but you can sign them up for a workshop so they can get some hands-on experience.

 

#6. Keller Farmers Market 

With tons of events and delicious food items produced within 150 miles, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy at the Keller Farmers Market. Here, you can snag seasonal Texas produce, homemade jam, and artisan bread, or sit back and enjoy the entertainment. The line-up varies but you can expect chef demos, live music, wellness presentations, or jugglers. 

 

If you happen to hit the market between May and October, make sure you stop by Bear Creek Park, an incredible park complete with a playground and more.

 

#7. Mansfield Farmers Market

The Mansfield Farmers Market runs Saturdays from April to October. Enjoy live music as you stroll past the booths filled with handmade crafts, seasonal produce and more. You never know exactly what you’ll find but look for local favorites like The Crumb Well Bakery for vegan goods and prickly pear jelly from Mama Jo’s

 

Make a day of it and head from the market to Katherine Rose Memorial Park. This park is home to an all-accessible playground plus grills, horseshoe pits, and sand volleyball courts.

 

 

 

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