Archive for August, 2016

On the Cusp of Summer and Fall

Most North Texas farmers will be picking eggplants, summer squash, okra and basil right up to the first frost of the year, which typically arrives in mid-November. Right now at the Coppell Farmers Market, and across the state, cantaloupe and watermelon are still in the peak of their prime. Shoppers can also count on fresh shelled field peas and a variety of peppers. Sweet potato season is just a couple weeks away!

With nearly three months remaining in our summer season, it’s...   | Read More

What’s Fresh September 3rd

Fruit– Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Peaches, Jujubes

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

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

CFM Adopts New Program for Kids

The Coppell Farmers Market is so excited to announce that we’ve received a grant from The Farmers Market Coalition and Chipotle. This grant awarded the Coppell Farmers Market $2,000 in vouchers to be handed out to young consumers, empowering them to make healthy food choices on their own by having the direct buying power.

In conjunction with the grant funding our market has adopted an educational program called The Power of Produce (POP) Club. The POP Club is made up of three main...   | Read More

Farm Stand Summer Vegetable Bowl

The title says it all! "Roasted summer produce is tossed with quinoa and topped with crispy pan fried chickpeas and doused with a zesty basil tahini sauce." Recipe and photo from Dishing up the Dirt.  See Recipe in Full.CFM Shopping List: Texas Olive Oil Basket of Summer Squash Eggplant 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes 1 bunch Basil Honey Good Spice Jalapeno Seasoning Salt

Why Support Local Agriculture?

The mission statement of the Coppell Farmers Market states: To form a relationship with local growers/producers in order to provide fresh, seasonal produce and agricultural products for our community while fostering a sense of place in Old Town Coppell.

To this end, the members of the Farmers Market Committee, in soliciting vendors for the market, strive to bring the community a variety of locally grown produce and other locally produced items. In past...   | Read More

What’s Fresh August 27th

Fruit– Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Peaches, Jujubes

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

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

POP Club participants

Farmers Market Week Wrap Up

Thanks to all who celebrated National Farmers Market Week with the CFM last Saturday! To celebrate we hosted two educational events: Zero Waste Food Storage, and the first POP Club for kids!

 

More about Zero Waste Food Storage: 

As part of the ongoing education and cooking programs at the Coppell Farmers Market, TexasFarmerGal gave a presentation on how to store produce purchases so they last as long as possible, thus zero-waste...   | Read More

What’s Fresh August 20

Fruit– Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Peaches, Jujubes

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

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

Squash Fritters w Yogurt Tzatziki

It's so hot outside yet the summer squash just keeps making. Here's our Market Manager's favorite squash recipe!What you'll need from the Coppell Farmers Market: 2 zucchini and/or squash 2 onions eggs Sea salt Texas Olive Oil 1 cucumber

It’s National Farmers Market Week!

National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, 2016. In celebration, the Coppell Farmers Market will host two FREE educational events on Saturday, August 13th!

10:00am Presentation: Produce Storage and Zero Waste. Guest speaker and Zero-Waste enthusiast, Texas Farmer Gal, will teach consumers how to get the most from their farmers market purchases. She’ll share her favorite produce storage methods and touch on cooking with parts of produce that are...   | Read More

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