What Produce Is in Season This January—and Where to Find It in North Texas

In January, you might think local and seasonal produce would be sparse; however, growers in Texas supply plenty of fresh foods to keep your kids’ mouths watering.

According to the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Seasonality Wheel, families can expect to find plenty of fresh produce ideal for comforting, seasonal soups and more at local farmers markets this month. Seasonal offerings include beets, broccoli, cabbage, celery, sweet potatoes and squash, to name a few. And if you’re one of the many North Texans battling through cold and flu season, opt for fortifying fruits and veggies like oranges, carrots, grapefruits, greens and herbs—all in season in January. 

GO TEXAN, a program hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture which provides listings of locally-grown and produced goods, offers a comprehensive directory of markets and seasonal produce availability. View their full list of certified GO TEXAN farmers markets to familiarize yourself with the local fare in your own community. And head to these local markets (which remain open during winter months) to select seasonal, locally grown foods for your family.

Carrollton Farmers Market

Where: 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton
When: 10am-2pm Sunday
Good to know: The next event is scheduled for Jan. 6; the market is hosted in the shopping- and dining-friendly Trinity Valley center.

Coppell Farmers Market
Where: 768 W. Main St., Coppell; 972/304-7043
When: 8am-noon on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays in January-March
Good to know: The market reverts back to being open weekly beginning April 6; check online for the latest in what’s fresh at the market.

Dallas Farmers Market
Where: 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas; 469/607-5899
When: 10am-3pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday
Good to know: DFM’s popular Market Shops are open daily.

Farmers Market of Grapevine
Where: 520 S. Main St., Suite 203, Grapevine; 817/527-7446
When: 8am-8pm Monday-Saturday, 9am-6pm Sunday
Good to know: The indoor market is open year-round and sells dairy products, meat, herbs and artisanal snacks.

Flower Mound Farmers Market
Where: 1500 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound
When: 10am-2pm Saturday
Good to know: Head to Parker Square for the Saturday midday market, and then picnic on the nearby grassy areas or secure a spot in the gazebo. The next event is scheduled for Jan. 5.

Richardson Farmers Market
Where: 101 S. Coit Road, Richardson
When: 10am-2pm Saturday
Good to know: The next event scheduled for Jan. 5; the market is hosted in Dal-Rich Towne Square next to the family-friendly Cottonwood Park.

Watauga Farmers Market
Where: 7600 Denton Highway, Watauga
When: 10am-2pm Sunday
Good to know: Hosted in Watauga Pavilion, the local market can be found amidst major retailers like Ross Dress for Less and Bed Bath & Beyond. The next event is scheduled for Jan. 6.

An earlier version of this article, “Seasonal Selections” by Gretchen Sparling, was published in the January 2010 issues of DallasChild, FortWorthChild and NorthTexasChild. This was updated with additional reporting in January 2019.