Visit the Coppell Farmers Market (CFM) this October and experience the changing of seasons alongside real farmers and food producers. Autumn brings new flavors, new crops and festive celebrations of the close of the summer farming season. The Coppell Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8am-noon until Thanksgiving, and twice monthly through the winter months.
Our Farmers Market is careful to cultivate seasonality. This month farmers anticipate new crops like: sweet potatoes, winter squash, & greens, and final harvests of remaining summer crops like: watermelons, sweet peppers, & eggplant. Peaches and summer tomatoes met their season’s end in early-September.
While giving a glimpse of what’s to come, CFM vendor and owner of Alford Family Farm, Tom Alford, explained that they have experimented with a late summer tomato planting:
“We have lots of green tomatoes right now so as soon as some are ripe we will be back. We also have lots of different cabbages, greens boc choy, broccoli, beans, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash etc planted and up, so we hope to have a great fall. We will be at market through December.”
Now is the time to consider how CFM artisans and ranchers can add a unique flavor to Thanksgiving meals. Rehoboth Ranch is preselling pastured turkey, and Joe the Baker is taking preorders for a variety of fabulous handmade pies.
We have lots to celebrate this autumn: a sense of accomplishment with the labors of summer behind us, for one, plus the sheer joy of cooler temperatures. Here’s the lineup of Coppell Farmers Market October Events:
- WEEKLY: Garden Time for Kids! 10:30am at the CFM Learning Garden. See what’s growing, plant a seed, taste test fruits and veggies.
- October 14- Farm to Table Dinner Seeking volunteers to help us with this sold out, fundraising dinner. The occasion celebrates & honors everyone who participates in fostering community through the CFM, including: our market’s farmers and food producers, shoppers, and supporters. Ticket sale proceeds will support our market’s SNAP Benefits program and help bring awareness to local food production. Sign up.
- October 21- Food Day for Kids This event will bring FREE kid-oriented activities like: Cathy’s Critters’ petting zoo, Stump the Chef, cooking demonstration, make and take crafts, plus free market dollars to the first 200 children. This event is a way of teaching young learners the importance of food and farming in our daily lives.
- October 28- Festival of Arts Visit local artisan booths, experience live performances from local groups and participate in interactive art projects. Hosted is partnership with the Coppell Arts Council.