About Coppell Farmers Market

farmers market pavilion entry scene

Local, Fresh, and Seasonal Produce

“Still the best all-round market with great, vetted farmers and excellent artisans, not to mention a killer pavilion unveiled last year [2014] just for the market. It also offers a kids’ playground and water feature. This market has the best website, too.”
Kim Pierce, Special Contributor to the Dallas Morning News, May 12, 2015

Produce vendors at the CFM must be located within a 150 mile radius of Coppell. This keeps our produce locally grown, seasonal, and fresh. Often the produce has been picked the day before the market. Click here to learn the many benefits of shopping local.

Our farmers use various growing methods. To clarify, the Vendor section of our website notes growing methods on each farmer’s description page. Look for Certified Organic, Sustainably Grown, or Conventional growing methods noted at the end of their individual descriptions.

Feedback from the vendors and customers is important for the organization to continue to be viable in the community. Surveys are conducted periodically at the market and comments are encouraged on the Facebook page, or by emailing admin@coppellfarmersmarket.org.

MISSION OF THE COPPELL FARMERS MARKET

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.

The CFM mission statement addresses:

  • Provision for creating and maintaining a farm direct market for farmers and producers to grow their production of good local food.
  • Develop more relationships around a local food system.
  • Increase the availability of clean, fresh food to the community.
  • Foster a community gathering place in Old Town Coppell to enhance the quality of life, health, and wellness for the community.

ORGANIZATION

With the support of the City of Coppell, the Coppell Farmers Market was established in 2003 by citizens who had a vision for a farmers market in Old Town Coppell. Under the umbrella of the Coppell Community Garden, a 501(c)3 organization, the market has grown to over 35 vendors. Over a thousand customers come to the Coppell FM on any given Saturday to find local, healthy food, develop a relationship with those providing their food, meet up with friends and neighbors, and be a part of the local food movement.

Run by a steering committee of citizen volunteers, a paid market manager, a city liaison, and vendor input, the CFM Committee meets monthly at the Coppell Service Center, with subcommittees, like vendor approval, site visit, marketing, and special events, meeting separately as needed.

The 501(c)3 non-profit organization that oversees the market is the Coppell Community Garden.

Additional support comes through the City of Coppell, Keep Coppell Beautiful, plus the many dedicated volunteers on the Coppell Farmers Market Committee and donors like you.

MARKET MANAGER

Amanda Austin handles vendor communications, marketing, and represents the Coppell Farmers Market in the community and local food movement. Having owned and operated her own urban, educational farm, she is deeply connected to North Texas farmers, local food efforts and agriculture organizations..

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