Stock up now as the tenth season of the Coppell Farmers Market wraps up! In addition to shopping for Thanksgiving, the regular market season ends this week. Winter squashes will keep for weeks in the refrigerator. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions hold up well in a cool dry area. Greens can be cooked up and frozen. Cut tomatoes and peppers freeze beautifully raw in freezer bags for off season use. Customers who preordered a turkey need to be sure to pick it up in a timely fashion Saturday. If you want to delay purchasing pies, Just Pie will take holiday orders for a special delivery on Wednesday, just in time for the big family meal.
Egg production slows with the cold weather but should still be available from several producers. Pastured beef, pork and lamb, Gulf seafood, and Alaskan wild salmon are in good supply. Fresh winter produce includes several varieties of greens and firm squash, onions, hydroponic and greenhouse salad greens, in ground greenhouse tomatoes, eggplant, green beans, herbs, pecans, local honey, apples, and pears.
In the prepared foods, find pesto, salsa and chips, sauces, pasta, frozen ravioli and sauerkraut, tamales, toffee, spices, granola and other cereals, sorbet, Texas olive oil, soup and dip mixes. Fresh baked breads, scones and other pastries, pies, cookies, cake balls may have been baked as recently as Friday night or Saturday morning.
Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters are scheduled for this week’s market. Those with four legged friends will also find home baked healthy doggie treats. Handmade soap, soy candles, and lip balm will be for sale too.
Some of the offerings are grown using organic methods, some using conventional methods - just ask the farmer.