Archive for July, 2016

Photo Essay: North Texas Farms and Cheese Shop

To learn more about our producers, their practices, and their dedication to local food the Coppell Farmers Market Committee visits their operations. Since the market’s conception in 2003, these visits have helped us build community with our farmers, and just as importantly, they’ve allowed us teach farmers market shoppers about the source of their food.

This month we’ve visited Dead End Farm, the Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese shop, and Hidden Valley...   | Read More

Roasted Pear Salad

Farmers Market Shopping List: 3 Pears 1 Head Bib Lettuce 1 Bunch Arugula 1 Small Red Onion Pecans Texas Olive Oil Latte Da Plain Chevre CheeseSee the Recipe in Full:  DishinguptheDirt/PearSalad

What’s Fresh July 30

Fruit– Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Blueberries, Peaches, Pears

Vegetables– Sweet Corn Tomatoes, Cherry & Slicer Zucchini Strait Neck and Pattipan Squash Cucumber, Pickling and Slicer Armenian Cucumber New Potatoes Eggplant Sweet and Hot Pepper Shelled Field Peas Onions Carrots Hydroponic Greens  (arugula, lettuce, watercress, mustard greens, basil) Pecans

Specialty – Mushrooms, Herbs,...   | Read More

Customer Appreciation Day

This Saturday, July 23rd, is Customer Appreciation Day at the Coppell Farmers Market.  Free photo booth and lemonade for all, plus the first 1,000 customers get a free tote bag! We are grateful for a community that supports local food. Join in the celebration from 8am-noon!

Photo Wagon Returns- Dallas’ first mobile photo booth, a 1958 Cardinal travel trailer equipped with A/C and decked out in vintage Texas memorabilia from top to bottom. Up to 9 Saturday morning shopping buddies...   | Read More

What’s Fresh July 23rd

Fruit– Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Blueberries, Peaches, Pears

Vegetables– Tomatoes, Cherry & Slicer Zucchini Strait Neck and Pattipan Squash Cucumber, Pickling and Slicer Armenian Cucum Green Beans New Potatoes Eggplant Sweet and Hot Pepper Shelled Field Peas Onions Carrots Cabbage Hydroponic Greens  (arugula, lettuce, watercress, mustard greens) Pecans

Specialty – Mushrooms, Herbs,...   | Read More

Celebrating Sustainability-Minded Efforts in Coppell

The Coppell community has much to be proud of: invested citizens and city staff have worked together to create community-centered and sustainability-minded endeavors like community and school gardens, the farmers market, Biodiversity Education Center and Nature Park, and Metrocrest food bank. To document these projects, a few folks have put their heads together to develop a short film series called Seeds of Sustainability.

The purpose of Seeds of Sustainability is community education,...   | Read More

Cucumber Peanut Salad

Did you know that the cucumber originated in India and has been cultivated for at least 3,000 years??Try this delightful summertime recipe: Cucumber Peanut SaladFarmers Market Shopping List: - 3 medium slicing cucumbers, or 1 Armenian cucumber - 1 jalapeno (suggested sub for serrano) - 1 bunch basil (suggested sub for cilantro) - butter - sea salt

What’s Fresh July 16th

Fruit– Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Blueberries, Peaches, Pears

Vegetables– Tomatoes, Cherry & Slicer Zucchini Strait Neck and Pattipan Squash Cucumber, Pickling and Slicer Armenian Cucum Green Beans New Potatoes Eggplant Sweet and Hot Pepper Shelled Field Peas Onions Carrots Cabbage Hydroponic Greens  (arugula, lettuce, watercress, mustard greens) Pecans

Specialty – Mushrooms, Herbs,...   | Read More

Joe Baker’s Cake Glaze

In late June, Pastry Chef Joe Baker taught the beautiful technique of cake glazing.  Joe Baker is a Coppell Farmers Market Vendor, selling macrons and gluten-free quick breads. He is a gifted educator and a return guest for the market’s educational series, titled Market to Kitchen Chef Demonstrations.

See Joe Baker’s cake glaze recipe and how-to. 

What’s Fresh July 9th

Fruit– Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Blueberries, Peaches

Vegetables– Tomatoes, Cherry & Slicer Zucchini Strait Neck and Pattipan Squash Cucumber, Pickling and Slicer Green Beans New Potatoes Eggplant Sweet and Hot Pepper Shelled Field Peas Onions Carrots Cabbage Hydroponic Greens  (arugula, lettuce, watercress, mustard greens) Pecans

Specialty – Mushrooms, Herbs, Wheatgrass,...   | Read More

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