Archive for August, 2015

Drinkable goat milk yogurt in fruit flavors

Snacks & lunches from CFM

School has resumed and parents are trying to come up with tantalizing alternatives to pack healthy snacks and lunches. Adults in the work world might also be looking for new ways to improve their snacks and bag lunches. A stroll around the Farmers Market last Saturday elicited fresh ideas.

Adults running out the door without breakfast can grab an individual portion of oatmeal to hydrate in a mug of boiling water after arriving at work.

For mid-morning snacks, fruit and nut or...   | Read More

Clean Eating Red Vegetable Chicken Skillet

Red Veggie Chicken Skillet

Quick, simple and delicious, this recipe illustrates how easy it is to incorporate clean eating into your household. What is Clean Eating? Click here to read Tiffany’s blog post about how and why to eat clean. Let’s also say that shopping at the Coppell Farmers Market is a great start!

1 large red bell pepper 1 medium red onion 2 tsp. oil 2 large chicken breasts (about 7 oz. each), cut into bite-sized chunks 2 tsp. garlic powder 2 tsp. dried parsley 2 tsp. dried...   | Read More

fresh, gourmet mushrooms

What’s Fresh, August 29

Plenty of veggies and good, fresh eatin’!

Fruit  – apples, cantaloupe, honeydew melons, watermelon, perhaps a few peaches.

Veggies – acorn squash, beets, butternut squash, carrots, celeriac (celery root), corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, micro-greens, mushrooms, okra, onions, fresh shelled purple hull peas, pecans, peppers (many varieties), potatoes, radishes, yellow +pattypan + 8 ball squash, sunflower sprouts,...   | Read More

Okra

What’s Fresh, August 22

Artisan news – Four artisan products have been added for the rest of this season: Avani fruit and nut bars, Nona’s Tomato Sauce, My Gluten-Free Friend prepared foods, Van Cleave Dry Goods beef jerky.

Pop Star Handcrafted Popsicles varies flavors from week to week. Last week, Cantaloupe Lime was made using CFM vendor David Fisher’s melons.

Rotating vendor for fourth Saturday of the month – is Empa Mundo, World of Empanadas. Hiram Farm will be set...   | Read More

Spicy Roasted Veggie Mac & Cheese

Roasted Veggie Mac & Cheese

Play around with this Mac & Cheese recipe. Any seasonal veggie combination will make this comfort food perfect for every time of the year. Omit the cayenne and red pepper flakes for a kid-friendly version. 

Ingredients

1 cup broccoli florets, chopped into small chunks

1/2 red pepper, diced

1 yellow squash, quartered and diced

10 baby carrots, sliced thinly

2 cups whole wheat pasta (elbow macaroni, rotini, penne,...   | Read More

Fun Guys Gourmet Mushrooms' products

Vendor Spotlight – Fun Guys Gourmet Mushrooms

Fun Guys Gourmet Mushrooms

A recent addition to our market is Fun Guys Gourmet Mushrooms.  We liked the play on words as much as the truly gorgeous and delicious product.  Dean Lusk and Hamilton Daniels started growing oyster mushrooms as a fun project, and then decided to make it a business.  They already had a successful web design/maintenance business, so these entrepreneurs knew how to work hard and do research on the internet, learning everything they could...   | Read More

GO TEXAN banner and customers

What is GO TEXAN anyway?

Do you have Texas in your blood?  Do you want to support businesses that are from around here?  Look for the Logo that is proudly displayed by businesses and organizations that feel the same way.  If you decide you only what to buy products made and grown in Texas be sure to visit their site.  If you want produce grown here, visit our site and learn what is grown here and when you can buy it.

GO TEXAN promotes the products, culture and communities that call Texas home. It...   | Read More

Fresh peppers

What’s Fresh, August 15

Artisan news – Wackym’s Kitchen has a refreshing cherry lemonade cookie. Grapevine Grains has added a gluten-free Cherry Berry Granola Bar made with sunflower butter.

Fruit and nut bars are added with new vendor Avani. Bath fizz balls are back for summertime relaxing. Refreshing lemon chess pie was found last week. The tamale of the week is beef tenderloin. Find jerky every Saturday now!

The hatch chili pepper offerings continue to expand with the...   | Read More

#moretomarket

National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 2 – 8

We’re part of a movement and here are some facts and figures, courtesy of Farmers Market Coalition. If you revel in all things farmers market, enjoy learning!

The number of farmers markets has increased by over 60% since 2009 to nearly 8,500 today. These markets preserve farmland, stimulate local economies, increase access to fresh nutritious food, improve community health, and promote sustainability (mull over each of those items and you’ll realize that...   | Read More

Mobile photo wagon for customer appreciation day

Customer Appreciation Day!

Celebrate being part of a great farmers market . . . and have fun during customer appreciation day!  It’s all free fun, unless you’d like to purchase CFM merchandise. We’re starting this week, but will have more in the future. Check at the Hospitality table.

Photo Wagon Cool – Dallas’ first mobile photo booth, a 1958 Cardinal travel trailer equipped with A/C and decked out in vintage Texas memorabilia from top to...   | Read More

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