Archive for July, 2017

Partners in Feeding the Metroplex for More than 30 Years

Since the market’s conception in 2003, site visits have helped us build community with our farmers and producers, and just as importantly, they’ve allowed us teach farmers market shoppers about the source of their food.

During these visits we learn about our vendor’s practices, and their dedication to local food. The CFM steering committee and market manager are committed to visiting each farmer on as many as three separate occasions (once each spring, summer and fall) each...   | Read More

What’s Fresh July 29

SNAP Benefits Accepted at our market.

Fruit – Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Pears, Peaches

Vegetables– Okra- Red and Green Varieties Shelled Field Peas- Cream and Black Eyed Tomatoes- Slicer, Cherry, Grape, & Green Potatoes- Red, Purple, White Onions- Red, White, Yellow Bell Peppers Hot Peppers- Jalapeno, Banana Egg Plant- Italian and Asian Varieties Summer Squash- Yellow and Zucchini Cucumber-...   | Read More

Just Picked TX, a New Presence for Local Food

Photo: Amanda Vanhoozier, Just Picked (left), and Amanda Austin, CFM Manager (right) at the 2017 Texas Organic Farmers and Growers Conference

 

If you’ve lived in Coppell anytime in the past 20 years and have been involved in its active outdoor education, gardening, or farmers market scene you’ve probably met the woman who had a major hand in making it all happen: Amanda Vanhoozier. Amanda, once a city employee, is a sought-after community organizer and the author of a...   | Read More

What’s Fresh July 22

SNAP Benefits Accepted at our market.

Fruit – Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Blueberries, Peaches, Figs, Ground Cherries

Vegetables– Okra- Red and Green Varieties Shelled Field Peas- Cream and Black Eyed Tomatoes- Slicer, Cherry, Grape, & Green Potatoes- Red, Purple, White Onions- Red, White, Yellow Bell Peppers Hot Peppers- Jalapeno, Banana Egg Plant- Italian and Asian Varieties Summer Squash-...   | Read More

Preserving Tomatoes

What if you could open a jar of tomato sauce in December that has the same vibrant flavor as the heirloom tomatoes you can find this summer at the CFM?  Flavor that you know is all natural because you put it there yourself?  Gather a bushel or a peck this Saturday and practice a few preservation techniques: freezing, oven drying, and canning.

Freezing: To remove tomato skins, put the tomatoes into a pot of boiling water for about 30 seconds.  Take them out,...   | Read More

What’s Fresh July 15

Fruit – Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Blueberries, Peaches, Figs, Ground Cherries

Vegetables– Okra- Red and Green Varieties Shelled Field Peas- Cream and Black Eyed Tomatoes- Slicer, Cherry, Grape, & Green Potatoes- Red, Purple, White Onions- Red, White, Yellow Bell Peppers Hot Peppers- Jalapeno, Banana Egg Plant- Italian and Asian Varieties Summer Squash- Yellow and Zucchini Cucumber- Pickling and Slicer Beet- Golden and...   | Read More

David Fisher at the destination farmers market

Destination Farmers Market

“If ever there was a destination farmers market in North Texas, it’s Coppell.”

So begins an article by Kim Pierce, special contributor to the Dallas Morning News, published on July 5, 2017. Thank you, Kim, for your continued confidence in the Coppell Farmers Market, those who sell there and those who run the market.

Please click here for the entire article, to read why Kim trusts and enjoys our farmers market.

What’s Fresh July 8

Fruit – Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Blueberries, Peaches, Figs, Ground Cherries

Vegetables– Okra- Red and Green Varieties Shelled Field Peas- Cream and Black Eyed Tomatoes- Slicer, Cherry, Grape, & Green Potatoes- Red, Purple, White Onions- Red, White, Yellow Bell Peppers Hot Peppers- Jalapeno, Banana Egg Plant- Italian and Asian Varieties Summer Squash- Yellow and Zucchini Cucumber- Pickling and Slicer Carrot Beet- Golden and...   | Read More

Tomato Cucumber salad

Tomato Cucumber Salad

With fresh, summer ingredients, this salad is a winner.Absolutely every ingredient is available from the Coppell Farmers Market!  Okay, we're missing the salt and pepper, though spice blends from Good Spice could add some zing.Read recipe here.

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