Come enjoy free admission and free parking at the Dallas Farmers Market, which offers a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, and is one of the largest public markets of its type in the country where farmers, producers and dealers sell their seasonal crops to consumers. The Dallas Farmers Market is a one-stop shop for all your produce, meat, floral and specialty-food needs. Since 1941, the Dallas Farmers Market has provided community residents and customers with a welcoming and dynamic marketplace, and is where the locals go for the freshest produce, much of it grown right here in Texas. In one convenient downtown location, you can support Texas farmers and take home healthy, nutritious vegetables and fruit. The Market is open 7 days-a-week 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Free cooking demonstrations are on their way! The Dallas Farmers Market just announced that they were awarded two grants and will be starting FREE outdoor cooking demos every Saturday morning at the Plaza! we have some great chefs lined up, if you have any suggestions please let me know!
If you want to spend just an hour, or spend the day, the Dallas Farmers Market will keep you entertained and well-fed while you’re here. Parking is free, and there are four sheds packed full of vendors of vegetables and fruit, prepared foods, and much more. And don’t forget the floral and garden vendors adjacent to the parking lot for Shed 2.
You have many choices at the Dallas Farmers Market. You can support local farmers, who bring their in-season, super-fresh vegetables and fruit to Shed 1 for sale every day, or you can opt for fresh produce brought in from all over the country. You can buy prepared foods or the ingredients to cook them. You can take classes to learn more about nutritional, healthy food, or you can schedule a special event for your organization or company.
If you haven’t visited the Dallas Farmers Market lately, come downtown and see what you’ve been missing!
For more than a century, farmers have been selling their fresh produce on the site of the Dallas Farmers Market. It started in the late 1800s as farmers came to town to sell from wagons set up in various locations.
Around 1900, the intersection of Pearl and Cadiz streets became the hub of a brisk wholesale business. There, large quantities of produce were sold, along with chickens, pigs, goats, and eggs.
As Dallas grew, so did demand for farm-fresh produce and meat, and it was clear that a better-organized system was needed. In 1939, the site of the Dallas Farmers Market was formalized and the first shed established. The site was officially sanctioned as a municipally-owned and operated market in December 1941. Over the past six decades, the Dallas Farmers Market has matured into the year-round area attraction that it is today.