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Friends of Dallas Farmers Market Hoedown Lowdown

by Steven Doyle

Last night I checked out the Friends of the Dallas Farmers Market Hoedown which took place at the Food and Fiber Building at Fairgrounds. The evening is an annual event to raise awareness and funds for the Dallas Farmers Market. The friends are a group of local people that take great interest in supporting the market and use the money raised throughout the year to take care of needs that go unfinished by the city due to budget restraints.

One of the city’s outspoken leaders for many projects in the city, Ida Paper, set her sights on the farmers market and was a founding member of the Friends. It was Ida, along with cheese-making pal Paula Lambert, who began the chef classes at the market. She recruited Jim Severson who for many years lined up the talent for each of the classes. These classes helped the Friends turn a profit and brought in folds of interested people to the market each week.    Continue reading

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Dallas Farmers Market Friends Hoedown Tonight

by Steven Doyle

The Dallas Farmers Market Friends  announces the 18th Annual Hoedown, to be held on Thursday, November 8 at Fair Park’s Food & Fiber Pavilion. The annual fundraiser benefits the Dallas Farmers Market and highlights the best of local food from Dallas’ top restaurants, Texas’ best wines and foods from local producers.

The annual fundraiser is particularly special this year, as farmer J.T. Lemley will be honored for his long-time commitment to the Market. Lemley, who farms in Canton, Texas has been a regular face at the Dallas Farmers Market for almost 40 years, selling his legendary tomatoes and produce to many local chefs and restaurants, who in turn utilize his namesake in the naming of their dishes.            Continue reading


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