Archive for 2015

Paul Wackym sampling cookies

Simple. Useful. Local. Delicious!

Simplify holiday gift giving with truly useful presents, all the while supporting local farmers and artisans. Find unique stocking stuffers such as craft coffee, cilantro lime pistachios, beef jerky, spice blends, oatmeal packets, aromatic soy candles, soaps, honey, beeswax lip balm, salsas, sauces, and cajeta – a silky smooth goat milk caramel sauce.

Essentials for your holiday feast abound! See What’s Fresh for a more complete listing, but expect to complete that...   | Read More

Fresh pasta

What’s Fresh! December 19

Winter produce is plentiful. Greenhouses allow farmers to continue to grow some traditionally summer vegetables, so the Coppell FM offers a wonderful mix right now!                   

Fresh Veggies – beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, Swiss chard, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuces, microgreens, mustard greens, oyster mushrooms, onions, parsnips and greens, pecans, green peppers, potatoes, radishes,...   | Read More

Vendor stall at farmers market

Benefits of a Farmers Market

Are there really benefits from buying local food? We all benefit at least indirectly when food can be supplied to us directly with less transportation cost, less packaging and handling, less refrigeration and less time in storage.  Also, when we buy from local farmers we are keeping the ability to have food grown nearby which puts some of the control of what gets grown as well.  We are also keeping money nearby instead of going to farms thousands of miles away.  The next section...   | Read More

What’s Fresh! Dec. 5

Because a couple of vendors built greenhouses, customers can enjoy tomatoes, green beans and other warm weather veggies throughout the winter market season.

Fresh Veggies – Winter produce is coming on strong, like acorn squash, beets, bok choy, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, collards, kale, kohl rabi, mustard greens, oyster mushrooms, onions, parsnips and greens, pecans, potatoes, radishes, sprouts, spaghetti squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss...   | Read More

Change of Season

Avenue of Arts and Crafts Kicks off Winter Market season

Kicking off our Winter Market season is an expanded market to include the Avenue of Arts and Crafts. With over twenty-five artisans in addition to usual vendor favorites, it will be easy to buy local this year! Shopping for hostess gifts, fresh holiday fixings, and unique presents for family and friends is simplified at the Coppell Farmers Market on Saturday. Each of these local artisans runs their own small business, so buying...   | Read More

styling at Hiram Farm

Seasonal Updates

Buy a Coppell Farmers Market ornament on Saturday, sold by the Assistance League and benefitting their many local projects. Each year a different Coppell institution is featured on their ornament.

Until the first freeze in the rural areas, farmers will have yellow squash, zucchini, and field tomatoes. D-Bar will continue to have hothouse tomatoes, green beans, and cucumbers, extending the season under cover in containers. Pears and persimmons may return this week but that should be...   | Read More

Shopping for Just Pie

Shop Local for Thanksgiving

The Dessert – Order from Just Pie for pick up on Wednesday at 3:00pm.   Try Shannon’s 2015 State Fair Blue Ribbon Best in Class and Best in Show pie – Lemon Chess Pie! Melvin says, “It’s not the best looking pie but the judges gave it two blue ribbons, including the top one.”  Or choose their always scrumptious pumpkin or pecan pies.

Pumpkin, pumpkin  . . . (flavor!) everywhere – muffin mix, bread (including gluten-free), dip mix,...   | Read More

Many fresh veggies

What’s Fresh! November 21

Fresh Veggies – acorn squash, beets, bok choy, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, collards, eggplant, green beans, kale, kohl rabi, mustard greens, oyster mushrooms, onions, parsnips and greens, pecans, peppers (slowing), potatoes, radishes, sprouts, summer squash, spaghetti squash, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tatsoi, fall field and hothouse tomatoes, turnips and turnip greens, wheatgrass, green and golden zucchini and more.

Fresh Fruit...   | Read More

Roasted Brussels sprouts, cinnamon butternut squash,, pecans, cranberries

Holiday Veggie Side Dish

Perfect holiday side dish! Bursting with Fall and Holiday flavors, it’s also healthy, gluten free, vegetarian, and packed with fiber! Even if you don’t like Brussels sprouts, you’ll love them here.  -per blogger Julia of Julia’s Ablum.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries

Roasted Brussels sprouts: 3 cups Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed 3 tablespoons olive oil Salt, to...   | Read More

Lone Star EBT logo

SNAP Benefits

Acting on the principle that access to fresh, wholesome food should be available to people of all income levels, the Coppell Farmers Market accepts the Lone Star EBT Card used in Texas for SNAP, formerly known as food stamps. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits can be used to purchase food items and vegetable and herb plants.

BONUS:  SNAP recipients receive a voucher for a dollar-to-dollar match of their SNAP benefits, up to $10, to be used on their next visit...   | Read More

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