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20 Best Farmers Markets in Dallas, Texas (When & Where to Find the Fresh Produce)

20 Best Farmers Markets in Dallas, Texas (When & Where to Find the Fresh Produce)

Did you know that Texas leads the nation in the number of ranches and farms? No wonder farmers markets in Dallas are extremely popular. After all, there should be enough spots in the area where farmers can showcase their fresh and sustainable produce.

Here’s a convenient list for anyone who’s trying to find Dallas farmers markets nearby. Making up your mind will be tough, but ‘the hunt’ is definitely worth it!

Our Favorite Dallas Farmers Markets

Monday Markets

1. North Richland Hills Farmers Market

Where: 7700 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills

When: year-round; Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM-7:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM-7:00 PM

Why visit:

NRH Farmers Market is a family-owned business that has always been dedicated to showcasing the best things the local growers and farmers have to offer. For over 15 years, the market has been providing the freshest produce to the local community. Here, you will find all the ‘classics’, like fruits, veggies, and meats, as well as homemade tortillas and fried pies.

By the way, if you want to try and grow something on your own, the North Richland Hills Farmers Market is the perfect place for you to get some bedding plants, starter produce, and herbs. The experienced on-site Nursery Staff would be happy to answer any of your questions. They can even help you pick the right plants.

Tuesday Markets

2. Georgia’s Farmers Market

Where: 916 E 15th St, Plano

When: year-round; Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Why visit:

This is a farmers market near Dallas. The family-owned produce market is located in downtown Plato and has been operating since 1996. It was named in honor of the original owner of the store – a woman who would sell onions and other staples to the current owner’s grandfather.

The market features an impressive fruit and veggie section, as well as a wall of canned perishables and preserves. Produce gets shipped to Georgia’s from different parts of the United States year-round. Customers don’t mind that the place looks more like a shop than a market. The attention to detail and genuine hospitality make them return to Georgia’s.

Tip: one of the most unique items at the market is pickled quail eggs. So, if you ever find yourself in Plano, you should definitely give those a try.

Wednesday Farmers Markets Dallas

3.  Grapevine Farmers Market

Where: 325 S. Main St., Grapevine

When: Year-round; Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM-8:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Why visit:

The main mission of Grapevine Farmers Market is to offer you the best selection of produce that you would be happy to feed to your kids. The market features plenty of organically produced ingredients which means that no chemicals were used to grow this natural, delicious food.

Here, you’ll have a chance to meet dozens of growers with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Customers can also find a wide range of different products, such as baked goods, popcorn, fried pies, and so much more.

A must-try, however, is the famous tamales. Choose from one of the traditional flavors or go for a vegan option. You can also get homemade guacamole, salsa, queso, and corn tortillas – those will certainly take the meal to another level.

Thursday Markets

4. Historic McKinney Farmers Market

Where: 6851 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney

When: April-October, 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Why visit:

There are two McKinney Farmers Markets. The one on Chestnut Street is open on Saturdays, while the market at Adriatica operates on Thursdays. The original McKinney market started over 200 years ago, in the 1800s! Nowadays, the owners are trying to recreate the atmosphere of the good old market days (and that’s exactly why many customers choose to visit this particular place).

Explore plenty of vendor booths and various specialty food and drink items (like ginger beer and teas, for example). During the season, the market’s guests can also enjoy live music while shopping and the kids can have the time of their lives riding ponies or on a face painting session.

5. Lucky Layla Farms

Lucky Layla Farms

Where: 3721 N Jupiter Rd, Plano

When: year-round, Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Why visit:

Lucky Layla is not exactly a farmers’ market. It is an actual farm with a lovely store that sells extremely fresh butter, drinkable yogurt, meat, milk, eggs, and cookies. The farm is named after Layla – a cow that was a three-time national champion.

In 2004, a third-generation farmer decided that he no longer wanted to sell milk to a dairy processor, so he started creating an artisan product. Thankfully, Layla was there to help the farmer make his first business steps.

Even though butter, milk, and yogurts can be found in quite a few grocery shops across the area, a lot of people prefer to come to the farm for the experience.

Friday Markets

6. Celina Market on the Square

Where: 302 W Walnut St, Celina

When: March-November, first Saturday of the month 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Why visit:

If you prefer to shop during the evening, then this is the perfect farmers market for you. This spot in the Historic Downtown Square of Celina features 40 vendors that offer fresh produce, baked goods, crafts, skin-care products, and a lot more.

The market was founded in 2014 by Celina Ladies and Friends – an organization that welcomes new city residents and helps them get connected to their community.

Live music at the market rotates each month, so you’ll get to listen to various local performers while shopping for delicious food and meeting up with your friends. After ticking everything off your shopping list, you can have a wonderful dinner with a glass of wine in one of the restaurants on the square.

Saturday Markets

7. Grand Prairie Farmers Market

Where: 120 W Main St, Grand Prairie

When: April-December, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Why visit:

To find the Market Square, simply look for a ‘pot-belly’ tower that you’ll be able to notice pretty much from any spot in the city. The square’s architecture is reminiscent of a red barn with a tin roof – all these elements evoke ties with the history of Grand Prairie.

This wonderful place is home to a farmers market where you can find locally grown vegetables and fruits, tamales, baked goods, salsas, chips, eggs, honey, dips, relishes, and more. All products are made or grown within a 150-mile radius.

Prepare to have some fun when you come to the market. You might find yourself in the middle of a workshop hosted by beekeepers or at the famous Downtown Salsa Showdown.

Also Read: The Best Farmers Markets in the USA

8. Oak Lawn Farmers Market

Where: 3014 Oak Lawn Ave.

When: June-October, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why visit:

This farmers market in Dallas was brought to the local community by Mary Landrum, a longtime church member, and Byron Proutt, the mission’s coordinator.

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church works to create an open and inclusive Christian community, and a farmers market is one of the best ways for the locals to interact and meet up with their friends on a regular basis.

The market is held in the church’s parking lot. Shop for seasonal produce and locally made goods, as well as the famous heirloom tomatoes grown by Don Baugh (the man brings the red beauties to the parking lot every week).

9. Denton Community Market

Denton Community Market

Where: 317 W Mulberry St, Denton

When: April-November, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Why visit:

The main goal of the market that takes place in downtown Denton is to provide local growers and artists with economic opportunities. It was founded in 2009. The non-profit producer-only market features food vendors, food trucks, live music, and plenty of kids’ activities.

Around 80-100 vendors attend the market every Saturday. The number might be quite overwhelming for some, but the good news is that you can always stop at the Market Booth to get any of your questions answered. If you live in the area and you are interested in contributing to the community, you can apply to join the market’s Board of Directors.

10. White Rock Local Market

Where: 1450 Old Gate Ln

When: March-December, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why visit:

White Rock Local Market is one of the renowned Dallas farmers markets that now takes place at the White Rock United Methodist Church. The produce-only market features meats, pastries, cheese, jams, pickles, and plenty of other local produce (all farmers come from a 150-mile radius of Dallas).

Here, you’ll also find toys, furniture, clothes, and other non-food items made by North Texans. Since 2009, White Rock Local Market has become a neighborhood destination for the community, crafts, and delicious foods.

Make sure to get to the market early for the best selection! You might want to give the smoked salmon, goat cheese, rosemary raisin chips, and chocolate mint herbs a try.

Also Read: The Best Farmers Markets in Texas

11. St. Michael’s Farmers Market

Where: 4344 Colgate Ave

When: April-September, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why visit:

St. Michael’s is a newer Saturday farmers market in Dallas, but it has been quickly gaining popularity. The market located in the parking lot of an episcopal church is open rain or shine every Saturday morning during the season.

There are around 30 vendors selling local, organic food, as well as concessions, exercise classes, and live music. Some customers confess that the prices are a bit on the higher end, but if you are looking for a high-quality product, then the splurge is definitely worth it.

The market is a non-profit community, and they are constantly on the search for volunteers to serve at the welcome tent every Saturday. If that’s something that you might be interested in, then make sure to contact the team.

12. Coppell Farmers Market

Coppell Farmers Market

Where: 768 W Main St, Coppell

When: March-November, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why visit:

The earlier you arrive at a morning market, the more goodies you’ll be able to find. If you have fluffy friends, then make sure to take them with you – Coppel Farmers Market is one of the pet-friendly places on your list.

Coppell’s was named the best suburban market in D Magazine’s 2021 Best of Big D issue. The market was established in 2013 and since then has grown to over 35 vendors. It takes place in the lovely Old Town Coppell, and if you arrive just in time, you might be able to watch how fresh-rolled oats are being made by the Grapevine Grains’ owners.

On the market’s Facebook page, you’ll find plenty of cool recipes that feature the products that can be found at the market (what a great idea!). By the way, you might want to attend the market during some sort of celebration. During the Halloween season, for example, some businesses offer candy to trick-or-treaters, and you can get veggie vouchers for wearing a costume.

13. Cowtown Farmers Market

Where: 8901 Clifford St, White Settlement

When: year-round, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why visit:

All the produce sold at the market is grown or made within a 150-mile radius of Fort Worth. This is where you’ll get to buy the delicious feta, plain chevre, and Caerphilly. Cowtown is the single producer-only market in Tarrant County, so no wonder that the place is open year-round.

The market is also happening on Wednesdays during the summer; the rest of the year, you’ll get to pay a visit to the place only on a Saturday morning. Cowtown Farmers Market regularly partners with different local organizations to provide nutrition education, gardening information, and cooking demonstrations.

All this is to make sure that the customers are able to make the most out of their farming experience.  

14. Frisco Rotary Farmers Market

Frisco Rotary Farmers Market

Where: 6048 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco

When: May-October, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Why visit:

The market is located in the heart of Frisco – an area that is surrounded by gorgeous hotels, modern office spaces, and the Toyota Stadium. The place was inspired by the European gran open-air markets.

Here, you’ll find over 90 vendors and pretty much any products you can think of. The regular items are ‘spiced up’ with French lavender essential oils (that are grown locally!), purple kohlrabi, homemade pepper blends, and even special treats for your fluffy friends.

This is also the perfect place for you to have a delicious meal accompanied by a glass of fresh beer (Frisco Market is home to the beer garden).

15. Collin County Farmers Market

Where: 3314 N. Central Expwy, Plano

When: April-November, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Why visit:

Collin County Farmers Market is a seasonal open-air market that takes place next to Joe’s Crab Shack in Plato. This is a relatively ‘young’ market, but if you come early, you’ll be able to find pretty much anything you might need.

The best way to experience this particular market is with a cup of coffee brewed on locally roasted beans and an almond and saffron biscotti. Explore what nearly 30 vendors have to offer. If you’re lucky, you might have enough time to participate in a free community event hosted at the market.

16. Rockwall Farmers Market

Rockwall Farmers Market

Where: 101 E Rusk St, Rockwall

When: May-September, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why visit:

Rockwall Farmers Market was listed as one of the best farmers’ markets in the Dallas area. And there is a reason for that! The market is located in the historic Downtown Square. Throughout the years, it has become a Saturday morning staple for the locals and has grown to over 30 vendors.

Rockwall is run by volunteers and was established in order to create a link between farmers and consumers. Here, you will find eggs, meats, breads, fruits, veggies, jams, honey, pasta, seafood… That is just to name a few. At the market, you’ll also have a chance to appreciate the local talent at one of the live concerts.

17. McKinney Farmers Market

Where: 315 S Chestnut St, McKinney

When: April-December, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM; January-March, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Why visit:

The McKinney Farmers Market on Chestnut Square is ideal for those who like to do their shopping during the weekend. The market is located right next to downtown McKinney and is surrounded by historic buildings.

It is consistently ranked one of the top markets in the state, mainly because of the quality of the produce and the old-fashioned atmosphere that you’ll get to enjoy as soon as you arrive at McKinney’s.

Shop for fresh produce and pasture-raised meats, or grab some specialty foods to eat on the go. You are also encouraged to bring your own chair and get fully immersed in one of the demonstrations or music events.

18. Four Seasons Markets (Richardson Farmers Market)

Where: 101 S Coit Rd, Richardson

When: year-round, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Why visit:

Four Seasons Markets is a network of farmers’ markets throughout the United States. The company’s main goal is to identify the best quality handmade produce and support entrepreneurs.

Fun fact: they allow you to create a customized market experience. For example, you can pre-order your favorite products online and follow your favorite vendors to know exactly at which markets they will be.

The market at Richardson is, basically, a European-style family affair that welcomes farmers, craftsmen, local musicians, children, and fresh produce lovers year-round.  

Sunday Markets

19. Granite Park Farmers Market

Where: 5880 Highway 121, Plano

When: year-round, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Why visit:

The Boardwalk at Granite Park is a spot that connects office buildings with 8 unique dining options. There is something happening at the Boardwalk every day – on a Saturday, for example, you can join a pilates class in the morning and listen to live music in the evening.

But Sundays are always reserved for the farmers market. This is where you can buy your homemade goods and fresh produce and enjoy the view along the way. Do bear in mind that in the event of inclement weather, the market does not take place.

By the way, it is operated by Red Tent Markets, which has two farmers’ markets in Plano (the one in Granite Park is the smaller one). It replicates the west-coast style farmers’ markets where you can not only shop but also sample and meet local farmers in a colorful venue.

20. Dallas Farmers Market

Dallas Farmers Market
Dallas Farmers Market | Flickr/DiAnn L’Roy

Where: 920 S Harwood St

When: year-round, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; the Shed is open on Saturdays 9:00 AM-5:00 PM and Sundays 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Why visit:

This iconic place is one of the oldest farmers’ markets in the city. The first shed was established way back in 1939! Today, the market, which is open from Monday through Sunday, is home to over 200 small businesses. It also supports more than 50 Texas farmers and ranches.

This farmers market in Dallas consists of The Market and The Shed. The Market is where you should head if you want to spend a great evening at a unique restaurant and try some specialty foods. The Shed is an open-air pavilion that is full of regional vendors. Farmers offer seasonal produce, ranchers sell meats, eggs, cheese, and honey, and the food artisans make canned foods and breads.

Throughout the years, Dallas Farmers Market became a downtown hotspot. There is also always something fun happening at the place, so make sure to check the schedule before you go.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the biggest farmers market in Dallas?

Dallas Farmers Market is the largest market located in the city. It includes The Shed and The Market, with the latter being 26,000 square feet.

What are the good Dallas Farmers Market Saturdays?

Coppell Farmers Market and Frisco Farmers Market are the markets that the customers seem to love the most.

What are the good Dallas Farmers Market Sundays?

Dallas Farmers Market operates on Sundays, as well as the Four Seasons Market and Granite Park Farmers Market. Do bear in mind, however, that only the first one is located in Dallas.

Final Thoughts

Finding the best farmers market in Dallas can be quite a challenge as the state is known for its incredible produce. The good news is that you don’t really have to pick one Dallas farmers market as you can explore different places depending on the day of the week (sounds like a plan, right?).

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