Dallas’ favorite producer only farmers market organization – Good Local Markets returns Sunday, February 14 at Lakewood Village Farmers Market (6434 E. Mockingbird Lane). Held every Sunday through August 15 from 9am-1pm, Good Local Markets showcases all-local produce, meats and eggs, bread and pastries, honey, pickles, jams and specialty foods as well as local artisans featuring handmade crafts.
Lakewood Village vendors include Fruth Farms Southwest, Chandler Family Farm, Highway 19 Farm, Texas Fungus, Along Came Tamale, Rowlett Coffee Roastery, Lost Ruby Ranch, John C Pottery and Tree Folk Farm and several others.
The State Fair of Texas is proud to announce that in 2020, Big Tex Urban Farms harvested and donated more than 26,000 pounds of food, which equates to more than 295,000 servings of fresh produce donated to nine organizations in the Fair Park and South Dallas communities. Since the inception of Big Tex Urban Farms in 2016, the State Fair has donated more than 688,000 total servings – bringing us nearly 70% of the way to meeting our million servings mission goal announced in the fall of 2018.
Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, Big Tex Urban Farms never stopped operating in 2020. In response to the global crisis, the Farms adjusted their harvest and donation procedures to include proper safety protocols so the State Fair could continue to serve the community in this dire time of need. These safety protocols include workers wearing masks and gloves, socially distancing at all times, updating donation procedures to be contactless, and shifting tours of the Farms to be virtual rather than in-person.
There are a few terrific bakeries around the Dallas area, and one we enjoy for its daily surprises is Village Baking Company. If you travel the various farmers markets around the city you will find their fresh baked goods being offered, or you can go to the source which is hidden at 5531 E University. Continue reading →
Rocco Milano has pulled a Green Acres on us. Milano is the engaging barmen at Private Social and until recently he lived very close to the Uptown restaurant where he works. Now his commute is a bit longer as he drives in from his 60-acre farm in Valley View just north of Denton.
“Yesterday I spent about 10 hours digging and dropping in a bunch of fruit bearing trees. I have a bunch of berry shrubs I am putting in next. I have this spectacular herb garden. Right now the chocolate mint is flourishing like you can’t imagine,” said Milano, “How cool is that to see these plants grow from a seed and take them to the final product?”