Have you and the family ventured out to a local farmers market lately? There’s always so much to explore—the fresh produce, the artisan goods, the delectable treats. If it’s been a minute since you’ve visited any of DFW’s farmers markets—or you’re just looking for a different one to check out—browse through these 19 farmers markets in Dallas-Fort Worth. It’s sure to be a good time.
Arlington Foodies Farmers Market
Where: 500 E. Division St., Arlington
The basics: Located in the heart of downtown Arlington between the University of Texas at Arlington and AT&T Stadium, the Arlington Foodies Farmers Market hosts events every month. With over 95 vendors, there’s no shortage of fresh produce and things to do as your family explores the grounds. Look for sweet tooth satisfiers like Mama-Ella’s Popcorn Kitchen, Andrei’s Homemade Fudge and Sweet Nana’s Cookie Jar, alongside local farmers selling their fruits and veggies.
Hours: Saturday, April 24, from 2pm to sunset (approximately 7:45pm). Market dates vary by month; check the website for more info.
Bedford and North Richland Hills Farmers Markets
Where: 2824 Brown Trail, Bedford; 7700 Davis Blvd., North Richland Hills
The basics: Owned by the same fresh produce enthusiasts, the Bedford and North Richland Hills farmers markets are home to colorful storefronts and a variety of goodies. Both indoor-outdoor markets—each about 2,000 square-feet—carry nuts, chocolates, sauces, jellies and rows of plants and produce. Spice up your garden with new bedding plants, flowers and hanging baskets from the Bedford market and yard decor such as gazebos and those oh-so-popular Texas stars from North Richland Hills.
Hours: Bedford: Monday–Saturday 8am–7pm, Sunday 10am–6pm; North Richland Hills: Monday–Saturday 8am–7pm, Sunday 9am–7pm
Burleson Farmers Market
Where: 217 W. Renfro St., Burleson
The basics: Every Saturday morning through November, shop Tarrant County produce, baked goods, essential oils and handmade cloth goods such as blankets and hair bows. Browse more than 20 vendors specializing in organic produce like beef and free-range eggs. The market, located at the City Hall parking lot next to Jamaican Summers restaurant, also features handcrafted soaps, bread and sweets in addition to homemade jewelry.
Hours: Saturdays 8am–noon
Celina’s Friday Night Market
Where: 302 W. Walnut St., Celina
The basics: At this homemade- or homegrown-only market on the Historic Celina Square, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied—a large grassy area to run around, and games including checkers and tic-tac-toe. Besides vendors selling pickles, popcorn, soaps and woodworks, the evening market has kid-friendly booths such as Jungle Joe’s, which offers games and prizes.
Hours: Open March–November, on the first Friday of the month (except July, when it will be on the second Friday) form 6–9pm
Clearfork Farmers Market
Where: 4801 Edwards Ranch Road, Fort Worth
The basics: In the midst of green spaces, bike trails and Insta-worthy eatery on the banks of the Trinity, the Clearfork Farmers Market shows off goods from 25 vendors, including local artisans, farmers and ranchers. Build up your appetite with free yoga at 10am—kids are welcome to join in—then browse the market to purchase tamales, produce, herbal teas and more. We have a hunch the kids will want to stop by Fort Worth Cookie Gal and Ooh Wa Wa Gourmet Popcorn!
Hours: Saturdays 8am–noon
Coppell Farmers Market
Where: 768 W. Main St., Coppell
The basics: Every Saturday through November, more than 35 vendors gather in Old Town Coppell with vegetables, fruits, meat, dairy and more. Farmers pick much of the produce found at this market within 24 hours of sale. The market also hosts and promotes events, such as plant sales and farm-to-table dinners. The market’s website boasts many scrumptious kid-approved recipes such as smoothies, muffins and desserts made with produce found at the market.
Hours: Saturdays 8am–noon
Cowtown Farmers Market
Where: 3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth
The basics: Every Saturday morning, this market in southwest Fort Worth offers cheeses, meats, breads, preserves, fruits and vegetables. Nothing is sold here that wasn’t grown, raised or made locally. In addition to your standard tomatoes and peaches, this market offers rare plants that your kids might not recognize.
Hours: Saturdays 8am–noon
Dallas Farmers Market at The Shed
Where: 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas
The basics: If you’re familiar with any farmers market in Dallas, chances are it’s this one. The downtown Dallas hub for fresh produce and artisan vendors is more than just produce and ingredients. Kids ages 4–8 can learn about nutrition and seasonal produce by making their own juices, planting seeds and creating bird feeders with the Little Farmers program. And activities take place in the Shed, usually on two select Saturdays every month from 11am–noon (you can come and go as you please). While you’re there, venture on over to the Market Shops for a wide variety of food and drink options to round out your afternoon.
Hours: The Market and Market Shops are open daily 10am–7pm. The Shed opens Saturdays 9am–5pm and Sundays 10am–5pm.
Denton Community Market
Where: 317 W. Mulberry St., Denton
The basics: With its food vendors and local art, this market feels more like a street fair. Every Saturday morning, listen to live music while you browse homegrown produce, handmade jewelry, local artwork and beauty products. Also, each week the market hosts different kid-friendly vendors featuring games, interactive play and arts and crafts.
Hours: Saturdays 9am–1pm
Elizabeth Anna Urban Farm & Market
Where: 2825 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth
The basics: Kids will love a stop at the Elizabeth Anna Urban Farm & Market, home to chickens, ducks and goats the kids can feed and hold. The market, which consists of a large greenhouse and multiple gardens, sells organic and locally grown food, such as seasonal fruit, onions, broccoli and squash, plus organic meat and eggs. Free crafting classes are hosted from time-to-time on Saturdays, during which kids ages 5–12 can create works of art fit for a garden (think birdhouses or stones).
Hours: Thursday–Saturday 9am–5pm
Farmers Market of Grapevine
Where: 520 S. Main St., Suite 203, Grapevine
The basics: Get the best of both worlds in Grapevine, home to two farmers markets–one indoor and the other outdoor. When April showers come this spring, visit the grocery-style setup at the indoor farmers market. Here, littles are encouraged to try new foods with free samples, ranging from jarred jams, jellies and salsa to house-made items (when available) such as smoked gouda and quinoa salad.
Hours: Monday–Saturday 8am–8pm, Sunday 9am–6pm
Four Seasons Markets
Where: Multiple locations such as Irving, Richardson, Highland Village, Flower Mound and Carrollton. Visit the website for exact location details.
The basics: Munch on fresh produce, tamales, tacos, pupusas and barbecue while jamming to live music at the Four Seasons Markets. There are plenty of jarred foods and artisan products on display for purchase as well, such as local honey, coffee, skincare products and woodcrafts. To keep families busy, there are yard games at each market such as washers, corn hole and giant Jenga too.
Hours: Saturdays 10am–2pm at the Irving, Richardson and Highland Village locations; Sundays 10am–2pm at the Watauga, Flower Mound and Carrollton locations
Frisco Rotary Farmers Market
Where: 6048 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco
The basics: There are lots of free goodies for the kids at the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market. While browsing the vendors in the parking lot behind the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, littles can get free stickers from farmers or ranchers, free popsicles from meat vendor K Bar K, and free flavored honey straws from honey vendors. Plus, there’s face-painting every week and live music every third and fifth Saturdays.
Hours: Saturdays from 8am–noon
Good Local Markets
Where: 9150 Garland Road; 6434 W. Mockingbird Lane at Abrams (next to TCBY), Dallas
The basics: Good Local Markets hosts two market locations—Lakewood Village Farmers Market and White Rock Farmers Market in East Dallas. This market does more than just sell local food too. It also offers workshops in gardening, cooking and sustainability for kids and adults. Keep an eye out for details.
Hours: Sundays through August 15, from 9am–1pm at the Lakewood location; Saturdays through Dec. 18, from 8am–noon
Grapevine Farmers and Artisan Market
Where: 325 S. Main St., Grapevine
The basics: Located at the Town Square Gazebo, this farmers market offers fresh Texas produce, baked goods and handcrafted and Texas-made items. Look forward to instant family-favorites, from local honey and fresh veggies to flavored popcorn and beef jerky.
Hours: Saturdays starting April 10–Sept. 11, from 10am–4pm
Harvest Market Day
Where: 1301 Homestead Way, Argyle
The basics: Even if you don’t live in Harvest—a master-planned Argyle neighborhood built around a communal farming lifestyle—you can stop by to taste the fruits of their labor on Market Day. At this monthly market with Harvest community vendors, find paintings, essentials oils and veggies grown at Harvest, plus books, clothes and home decor. When the littles get thirsty, head inside Farmhouse Coffee & Treasure, housed in the historic farmhouse at the center of the neighborhood. While you’re there, order a Kallie’s Coco—a kids-only drink with fun sprinkles. Plus, the kids can burn some energy at the new-age play space on the property.
Hours: The second Saturday of every month from 9am–1pm
Keller Farmers Market
Where: 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller
The basics: Aside from offering fresh, local ingredients every Saturday, the Keller Farmers Market facilitates programs that encourage cooking with local ingredients, biking to the market and supporting nonprofits such as Bicycles for Humanity. Kid-friendly prepared foods—including tamales, wood-fired pizza and desserts—are scattered among the produce vendors.
Hours: Every Saturday through October from 8am–noon
Mansfield Farmers Market
Where: 703 E. Broad St., Mansfield
The basics: Located only a few minutes from the historic downtown streets, this market features over 330 vendors selling allergen-free foods and organic products. Purchase award-winning crafts here too, including leatherworks, soaps and hand-poured candles. Stop by the succulent station where the kiddos can purchase a plant and decorate the pot with knickknacks like beads and shells. Before leaving, you must check out the colorful (and playable!) painted pianos scattered around the downtown area, which are part of the Mansfield 88 project that commissioned local artists to decorate donated pianos.
Hours: Every Saturday starting April 17 through October 8am–noon
McKinney Farmer’s Market at Chestnut Square
Where: 315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney
The basics: Grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and other responsibly-raised meat can be found among the produce, pastries, locally-made soaps and prepared foods. Local artwork such as pottery and paintings will be on display along with artist demonstrations. There’s also face painting and pony rides to keep your kiddos busy.
Hours: Every Saturday 8am–noon
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