Dallas Farmers Market, wedged between the east end of downtown Dallas and Deep Ellum, is one of the largest farmers markets in the country. Open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. and with ample free parking, it is a convenient destination for buying fresh produce as well as specialty items.
Comprised of four sheds, each has its own unique offerings. For those hoping to support local farmers by “buying locally”, Shed 1 is dedicated to farmers within a 150 mile radius of Dallas. Farmers arrive early each morning with fresh, seasonal produce including tomatoes, peaches, watermelon and corn. The farmers are happy to share their expertise about storing and preparing their fruits and vegetables.
Shed 2 has been completely renovated and offers air-conditioned space for a variety of vendors. Shoppers can expect to find items such as candles, soaps, handmade jewelry, pottery and ceramics. Food options include La Popular Tamales, a Chicago style deli, organic coffee vendor and fresh baked goods. Texoma Winery now pours at Shed 2 on Saturday afternoons.
Sheds 3 and 4 is comprised of produce merchants who provide items not grown locally, such as citrus fruits, avocados, bananas, etc…..many are out on the sidewalks offering samples to shoppers as they pass.
Throughout the market, vendors are set up selling everything from fresh flowers to grass fed beef, honey and a variety of other items.
As the number of loft and apartment dwellers has increased in the Deep Ellum and downtown areas, the Farmers Market has become a popular weekend destination.