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.
Chefs For Farmers, the annual wine and food festival that showcases the best chefs, food artisans and farmers in the Dallas area, has been reimagined to bring the culinary community together in a creative and meaningful way this year via its new iteration, Chefs For Farmers Reboot. COVID-19 has had a drastic impact on the hospitality industry, leaving many foodies missing their usual interactions with restaurants and looking for ways to help.
Dallas Farmers Market Friends will host the 20th Annual Hoedown on Oct. 14. The annual fundraiser returns to the newly restored space, The Shed, at the Dallas Farmers Market for the first time in 12 years, and will feature offerings from top Dallas chefs, artisans, wineries, breweries and more.
This year’s event celebrates a variety of locally crafted specialty food and products. Samples of culinary delights will be featured from Dallas chefs like Chad Houser of Cafe Momentum, Janice Provost of Parigi, Mark Wootton of Garden Cafe and more. Attendees also can enjoy local craft beers, cocktails and wines from Texas makers and resellers such as Fall Creek Vineyards and Times Ten Cellars. Continue reading →
Chefs for Farmers has evolved over the past few years since it was first concepted by Matt and Iris McCallister. You may recall the first installment that was cheffed by a handful of local talent that ran in the same pack, and who took the first road show to a local farmer’s field. The day was sun kissed and breezy, and there was plenty of laughter as each chef took on a course to feed a very long table of happy diners.
The second event was months later and took place in a winery in Fort Worth. The crowd swelled to benefit local farmers and Meals on Wheel of Tarrant County, one of the McCallister’s passions. This event had more chefs and many from the Fort Worth side of the tracks, making it far more inclusive and a delightful event. Continue reading →
The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit organization that publishes an annual list detailing what they call the Dirty Dozen, or a variety of fruits and vegetables that are most polluted with pesticides. The EWG sets out to protect the most vulnerable segment of our population, namely children, and also looks to replace governmental guidelines with regards to the environment and our sustainable development.
All that being said, this year’s Dirty Dozen list includes fruits and vegetables you might normally consider somewhat safe such as potatoes and celery. The top offenders includes apples, peaches and strawberries. Continue reading →