In addition to the outdoor stalls with fruits and vegetables, the Farmers Market also has an indoor shopping area with great little shops, including vendors that sell jewelery, spices, imported furniture and assorted foods. It’s a great place to visit. There is a lot of room to grow, and we hope to see more vendors setting up shop soon.
The indoor area has a stall that sells tamales. They’re good, but we’ve had better.
The dozens of fruit and vegetable vendors offer an incredible array of beautiful wares.
Everything is so fresh and colorful.
We brought our own grocery bags for our purchases, one of which Dan is carrying a manly way.
Buying locally grown food is both cheaper and environmentally responsible.
We didn’t buy any grapes today, but looking at this photo, we wish we had.
The fruits and veggies are ridiculously fresh, and the prices are so cheap!
There were lots of fresh strawberries. (There would have been an equal amount of pictures of vegetables as there are fruit, if someone [Mrs. FoodieLawyer shall remain nameless] had remembered to bring the camera on the first pass through the outdoor area and wasn’t sweating too much to go back and take those extra pictures after she went back to the car to get the camera. Texas is hot. Even the fruit is sweaty. Or they had just hosed it down, whatever.)
The vendors all offer tastes of fresh fruit as you walk by. You could probably make an entire lunch of free fruit and veggie bites through the market if you accepted every offer to taste.
Seriously, why didn’t we buy any grapes?
We bought an entire week’s worth of fresh fruits and vegetables for only $22!
Strawberries, green leaf lettuce, onions, lemons, limes, green onions, cilantro, nectarines, blueberries, green chiles, bananas, pineapple, mushrooms, red bell peppers, and pickling cucumbers.
We’re having fruit smoothies every morning these days, and today we bought most of the fruit for the week at the Farmers Market. After we wash it all, we cut it up and freeze it in resealable plastic bags. If anyone is interested in the smoothie recipe, let us know and we’ll do a post about it.
4 thoughts on “Dallas Farmers Market”
I used to go there all the time but haven’t been in forever. I need to go back. They always have such great stuff and your pictures make it look so YUMMY!!
It’s definitely worth a trip if you haven’t been in a while – they have re-done the indoor part and it’s really nice. The produce is as amazing as always!
I’m interested in the smoothie recipe please. I’ve made them before, even have a smoothie machine, but I’m sure your recipe is better than the one I’ve used! Thank you! Love the website!
Thanks Janiece! The smoothie recipe is from Alton Brown at Food Network http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/buff-smoothie-recipe/index.html. We love it and have one almost every day. We use almond milk instead of soy and usually use grape/pomegranate juice. We also use fresh banana instead of frozen. In addition to the frozen fruits listed in the recipe, we have used raspberries, pineapple, mango and mixed berry. Basically, we always use the milk, juice and banana, but we vary the other fruit. But it’s best not to use too many *seedy* fruits in one batch because the tiny seeds don’t always blend really well. For example, if you’re using strawberries, don’t also use raspberries. One of the best things about the recipe is that putting together the ingredients the night before means you can have your breakfast ready in about 3 minutes in the morning! Let us know how you like them!