If you noticed the Coppell Farmers Market volunteers at the three main entry points last Saturday (July 19), they were doing the annual customer (and dog) count. The committee and vendors have reported that they thought there has been a surge in customers with the new location. The data backs up that guess. The volunteers recorded 2,024 customers of all ages and 85 dogs visited the market, up from 1,381 customers a year ago – a jump of almost 700 folks! There is also 41 Vendors that... | Read More
Fruit choices have expanded to include locally grown Israeli melons, cantaloupe, watermelons, blueberries, plums, pears, grapes, figs, and apples. This might be the last week for peaches, so buy them now.
A wide variety of brightly colored summer vegetables, greens, and fresh herbs are available. Customers who think eggplant is only large and purple need to check these out at the market. Local eggplant varieties go from deep purple to lavender to white, large to small, round to... | Read More
On July 12, the Coppell Farmers Market welcomed the addition of a new Community Information Station presented by the Lions Club of Coppell where patrons of the market will find a host of information about what’s happening in Coppell. Look for the wooden upright stand near the Farmers Market information booth in the center of the pavilion. The Lions Club of Coppell designed and built the stand to hold information on multiple city activities like the Parks & Recreation Summer program,... | Read More
Making several trips to your car? Wondering how you will carry your watermelon through the farmers market?
The Coppell Farmers Market now offers “Veggie Valet” for customers with heavy purchases. This free service is sponsored by volunteers from the Coppell High School National Honor Society. Look for a teen next to plastic bins on either end of the farmers market. Place your groceries in a bin, take a number, then continue shopping. When you are ready to leave, drive near... | Read More
Melons, blueberries, and peaches continue. The summer vegetables include cucumbers, squash, peppers, tomatoes, corn, onions, potatoes, green beans, eggplant, okra, Malabar and water spinach, micro-cilantro, squash blossoms, arugula flowers, garlic, kale, and tomatillos.
Herbs such as mints, spicy oregano, and basil varietals are also available. Several sprouts and wheat grass are also offered. Green leafy vegetables can be grown hydroponically in green houses, so find a selection for... | Read More
Peaches and blueberries continue, and with the addition of cantaloupe and watermelon the market has a fresh, summery fruit scent.
If you find shelled peas, strawberries, or broccoli, buy now as those seasons are ending. Cabbage, beets, and carrots will also be in short supply.
The classic summer vegetables – cucumbers, squash, peppers, and tomatoes – are plentiful. Also available are corn, onions, potatoes, green beans, eggplant, okra, Malabar and water spinach,... | Read More
Summer is here, even if the temperatures aren’t extreme yet. If you find the following, purchase soon as their late spring, early summer season ends any time (for more information on seasonality, please click here): shelled peas and beans, beets, carrots, turnips, leeks, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, kohlrabi, Swiss chard, and kale. Berries and some stone fruits will also be gone soon. Peaches will continue to later in the summer.
Recent additions this season are corn,... | Read More
You may have noticed some familiar faces from December through March showing up at the regular market on an occasional basis. Three winter market artisan food producers are rotating weekends for the weekly season.
Each first Saturday, Ipanema Brazilian cheese bread will join the regular vendors. Hortencia Dunaway brings her fat-free and gluten-free Brazilian bread made from only a few ingredients: tapioca flour, milk, eggs, olive oil and cheese plus special flavors needed for the... | Read More
North Texas summer produce got the message that summer has officially arrived. Colorful fruits and vegetables overflow on the tables at the Coppell Farmers Market as the offerings expand weekly.
We are a local, seasonal farmers market; meaning that our farmers bring only what is ripening in their fields each week and some produce is short lived due to a short growing season. Eating with the seasons takes education, awareness and patience! For a chart of what’s in season... | Read More
By KIM PIERCE / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News Wed., June 11, 2008
You can freeze almost anything if the water content isn’t too high. Freezing cucumbers or lettuce, for instance, won’t work. But cantaloupe and tomatoes do just fine. Here, we’ve narrowed the field to popular and abundant seasonal items.
If you plan to freeze more than a batch or two, consider investing in a vacuum sealer, which State Fair... | Read More