The 6 Best Farmers Markets in and Around Dallas


Thanks to an emphasis on home cooking and farm to table restaurants, local farmers markets have been sprouting up all over the Dallas area. Vendors are offered a chance to sell their homemade and homegrown items to shoppers while also hosting events for families as well.

Grab the kids and shopping bags and head out to one of these area farmers markets! Please note these farmers markets are listed alphabetically.

1. Dallas Farmers Market

Located in downtown Dallas, this farmers market has been around since 1941, offering Dallas folks fresh produce and goods, as well as plenty of shopping opportunities. There are three parts: The Market Shops, The Shed, and The Shops. The Market Shops are open seven days a week and features a phenomenal food haul. The Shed is the outdoor area featuring tons of produce, meat, and food being prepared by local vendors. The Shops house several retail and restaurant spots. The eclectic availability of the shops, produce, and events have people flocking here every weekend! I love the seasonal decorations and events it sponsors each year.

2. Farmers and Fleas Market in Farmersville

Open the first weekend of every month in the small town of Farmersville, this cute market is housed in a renovated Onion Shed. It features twp holiday markets in November and December. I’ve even seen Santa make a visit! Check out this great shopping spot Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except January and October.

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3. Frisco Fresh Market

Located in a great spot next to Toyota Stadium in Frisco, the Frisco Fresh Market has great parking and plenty of space to bring the whole family! Open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays, shoppers can find a bounty of produce and homemade and home-baked goods with several lunch places right on site. Some of my family’s favorites included dog treats and pound cake. Bring the family, as it often has characters visiting, such as Chase from Paw Patrol!

Frisco Fresh farmers market

4. Grand Prairie Farmers Market

Grand Prairie’s Farmers Market has been ranked the number one Market in Texas by American Farmland Trust! The market hosts events all the time and opening day, April 1, is no different.

June is their crawfish boil, July features an ice cream challenge for charity, and in August, it will host a hatch chile fest. The market is open April through mid-December on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

5. McKinney’s Farmers Market in Chestnut Square

Located in the historic Chestnut Square in downtown McKinney, the Farmers Market has been offering homegrown, homemade goods since 2008. Shoppers can visit on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., April to December. The rest of the year its open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Seasonal events are always happening at the market as well as in the town square, which is within walking distance. After shopping with the family, hop over to one of the fabulous locally owned restaurants on the square for lunch!

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6. Rockwall Farmers Market

Established in 2008, Rockwall Farmers Market runs May through September and features more than 30 local vendors. Shoppers can visit each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and that includes you and the whole family (dogs included!).

Vendors for this community event include produce, meats, homemade items, and occasionally a pet adoption! Afterward, the family can try one of the many locally owned restaurants on the square for lunch.

Want more fresh produce at your own home? Check out this “Dig In! 5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Gardening” to help!


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