Archive for May, 2016

Photo Essay: Three North Texas Farms

Each and every Saturday farmers from across North Texas make the trek to the Coppell Farmers Market to sell the fruits of their labor. Week after week they thoughtfully set up their display, then smile and visit with their customers until the close of the day. Their weekly presence is as dependable as the setting sun.  

To learn more about these farmers, their practices, and their dedication to local food we set out to visit their operations. The Farmers Market Committee has been...   | Read More

What’s Fresh June 4th

Vegetables– Tomatoes Zucchini Strait Neck and Pattipan Squash Cucumber Green Beans Eggplant Bell Pepper New Potatoes Shelled Field Peas Green Onions Roots (beets, carrots, turnips, radish) Greens  (Swiss chard, collards, kale, mustard greens, lettuce)  Leeks Spinach Kohlrabi Fennel Broccoli, Cauliflower, cabbage Sugar Snap Peas Pecans Oyster Mushrooms Microgreens (kale, herbs, radish, mustard) 

Fruit–...   | Read More

Browned Turnips with Greens

We assure you that this is the way you’ll cook turnips from now on! See Recipe In Full.Farmers Market Shopping List: – 1 bunch salad turnips, or 2-3 turnips – turnip or mustard greens, – butter

Garden Class for Kids (Part II)

On Saturday, June 4th the Coppell Farmers Market will host a Garden Class for Kids, part two, at their Learning Garden. Arrive at 10:30 for story time, followed by a seed planting demonstration and harvest from the garden. The class will conclude with a make-and-take craft. Appropriate for children of all ages.The CFM Learning Garden is located near the market pavilion and splash pad, next to the flag pole.

 

What’s Fresh May 28th

Vegetables– Tomatoes Zucchini Strait Neck and Pattipan Squash Cucumber Green Beans Eggplant Bell Pepper New Potatoes Shelled Field Peas Green Onions Roots (beets, carrots, turnips, radish) Greens  (Swiss chard, collards, kale, mustard greens, lettuce)  Leeks Spinach Kohlrabi Fennel Broccoli, Cauliflower, cabbage Sugar Snap Peas Pecans Oyster Mushrooms Microgreens (kale, herbs, radish, mustard) 

Fruit–...   | Read More

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Call For Volunteers: Farm to Table Dinner

The Coppell Farmers Market is seeking volunteers for the sold out Spring Farm to Table Dinner on June 11. Volunteers can expect to have fun while taking part in this memorable celebration of the local food system.

In a food centric atmosphere, more than 70 volunteers will work together to create an unforgettable evening.  Be a part of the long line of more than 50 servers wowing the diners as each course is presented tableside. Training is provided and NO...   | Read More

Local & Handmade Goods this Saturday

Farmers market season is picking up! It’s finally time for favorite summer produce, and peaches! The temperature is warming and children are already visiting the farmers market dressed in swimsuits for fun on the splash pad. Last week, many did their morning shopping with a popsicle breakfast in hand! In addition to all of this goodness, we’re hosting the Avenue of Arts and Crafts this Saturday, May 21st.

Twice annually the CFM invites over twenty local makers to sell their goods....   | Read More

What’s Fresh May 21st

Vegetables are what’s fresh – Hot House Crops: Tomatoes, Zucchini, Cucumber, Green Beans, Eggplant, Bell Pepper Roots (beets, carrots, turnips, radish) Greens  (Swiss chard, collards, kale, mustard greens, lettuce)  Leeks Green Onions Spinach Kohlrabi Fennel Broccoli, Cauliflower, cabbage Sugar Snap Peas Pecans Oyster Mushrooms Microgreens (kale, herbs, radish, mustard) 

Fruit– Blackberrries, Strawberries, Early...   | Read More

How Greenhouses are Changing North Texas Farming

It’s the beginning of May and many North Texas veggie farmers are just beginning to see tiny fruits on their field squash and bean plants. They are harvesting the first spring carrots and the last of the asparagus.  It’s an unusual time of year for farmers to bring summer crops to market, unless they are growing in greenhouses.

Today green houses are a fairly common asset to the small farmer. “Season Extension”, as they call it, has become a hot topic at farming conferences...   | Read More

What’s Fresh May 14th

Vegetables are what’s fresh –

Hot House Crops: Tomatoes, Zucchini, Cucumber, Green Beans, Eggplant, Bell Pepper Roots (beets, carrots, turnips, radish) Greens  (Swiss chard, collards, kale, mustard greens, lettuce)  Leeks Green Onions Spinach Kohlrabi Fennel Broccoli, Cauliflower, cabbage Sugar Snap Peas Pecans Oyster Mushrooms Microgreens (kale, herbs, radish, mustard) 

Fruit– Hothouse Strawberries, Early...   | Read More

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