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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, but growers in Texas supply plenty of fresh foods to keep your kids’ mouths watering. Families can expect to find plenty of fresh produce ideal for comforting, seasonal soups and more at local farmers markets this month.

According to the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Seasonality Wheel, here’s what’s in season this month and what you’ll likely find for sale locally fresh from the farm. (Give the wheel a spin to see what’s in season every month of the year.)
-Sweet potatoes

If you’re one of the many North Texans battling through cold and flu season, make sure to opt for the fortifying fruits and veggies like oranges, carrots, grapefruits, greens and herbs

So, where to find these? GO TEXAN, a program hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture which provides listings of locally-grown and produced goods, has a full list of certified GO TEXAN direct-to-consumer businesses, many of which you can find at North Texas-area farmer markets. Head to these local markets below to find seasonal, locally grown foods for your family. Check each link for updates on specific market dates.

Dallas Farmers Market
Where: 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas; 469/607-5899
When: Open daily, hours vary
Good to know: DFM’s popular Market Shops are open daily from 10am to 7pm.

Coppell Farmers Market
Where: 768 W. Main St., Coppell; 972/304-7043
When: 8am–noon on the second and fourth Saturdays in January, February and March.
Good to know: The market reverts back to being open weekly beginning in April; check out the vendors here.

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

Carrollton Farmers Market
Where: 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton; 972/884-0680
When: 10am–2pm Sundays
Good to know: The market is hosted in the shopping and dining-friendly Trinity Valley center.

Flower Mound Farmers Market
Where: 1500 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound; 972/884-0680
When: 10am–2pm Saturdays
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.

Richardson Farmers Market
Where: 101 S. Coit Road, Richardson; 972/884-0680
When: 10am–2pm Saturdays
Good to know: The market is hosted in Dal-Rich Towne Square next to the family-friendly Cottonwood Park.

Watauga Farmers Market
Where: 7600 Denton Highway, Watauga; 972/884-0680
When: 10am–2pm Sundays
Good to know: Hosted in Watauga Pavilion, the local artisan market can be found amidst major retailers like Petsmart and Bed Bath & Beyond.

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