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7 Best Places: Local Farmers Market near me

If you’re looking for a fun shopping trip, to stock up on locally sourced produce, meat, fish and homemade products from local artisans, you’re likely asking “Where are the best places to find a Local Farmers Market near me?”

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We are fortunate to have some great year-round local farmers markets nearby and farmers markets in Dallas.

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Let’s start with: Georgia’s Farmers Market, Downtown Plano

Location: 916 E. 15th Street, Plano, Texas 75074

Hours: 9am – 6pm. Weekends may vary.

This Plano Farmers Market has lots to offer in Plano Texas. They specialize in locally grown homegrown produce, locally made jams, honey, salsa, fruit, and vegetables.

Look out for homemade tamales, pumpkins (during Fall), Elderberry Syrup made in McKinney, and locally baked treats!

Love going to this market! Excellent produce and great staff. I have started getting the local honey here for my allergies and it is working! Knowledgeable staff !

LeeAnn, Plano, TX
Plano Farmers Market
Photo Credit; Georgia’s Farmers Market Facebook

The Red Tent Markets: Plano at the Shops at Willow Bend

Location: Parking lot off Chapel Hill Boulevard and W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

Days/Times: Every Saturday 9 am – 2 pm

This long-standing market features various vendors. Some of the items for sale include local produce, baked goods, local food, handmade artisan goods, grass-fed beef from local ranch farms in North Texas, farm fresh eggs, honey, salsa, plants, and sweet treats.

Take note that over 18 Vendors have moved inside the Grand Court within Willow Bend through February 2023

Local Farmers Market near me

The Red Tent Farmers Market at Granite Park, Plano

Location: Granite Park, 5880 State Highway 121, Plano, TX 75024

Days/Times: Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm

Another great local farmers market near me is the Farmers Market at Granite Park, which is smaller and has just 15 vendors. It sits under the shade of the pavilion. 

It’s perfect to combine a visit with a fun lunch on one of the Patios at the restaurants in Granite Park.

Frisco Fresh Market

Location: 9215 John W. Elliott Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

Days/Times: Every Saturday and Sunday year-round, Saturday, 8am – 4pm and Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Frisco Fresh Market is housed in an open-air pavilion in Downtown Frisco and has an average of 92 stalls and vendors.

You can get nearly everything here. Along with the expected fresh produce, you can also get specialty foods, freshly baked bread, meat, gourmet coffee, cheese, olive oils, and pasta sauces. You can shop for your furry friend here and bring them with you (dogs allowed on a leash). 

This is a whole family experience, as you can taste as you go and plan to attend one of their well-planned events. The popular Carnival Treats event in the fall features amazing fair food – favorites like funnel cake fresh lemonade and corn dogs.

You don’t need to wait until the State Fair of Texas comes around to get your fill!

Vendors sell everything from fresh produce and meat to specialty foods and items for your furry friends.

You may even find food samples and fun events planned, like a Fall Petting Zoo!

Frisco Fresh Market
Photo Credit: Frisco Fresh Market

McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square

Location: Old Jockey Lot of Chestnut Square, McKinney, Texas

Days/Times: Saturdays 8am – 12noon (April-December), 9 am – 12 noon (January-March)

Bring your own bags to peruse over 75 vendors, and local growers, who offer homegrown, harvested, and homemade produce, gifts, plants, and food items like homemade jerky or tamales. Stop by to shop for local meats, veggies, honey, and produce along with delicious baked goods and wine.

The McKinney Farmers Market also has several arts and crafts vendors selling their handcrafted items. You never know what you’ll find, but expect beautiful and handmade jewelry, candles, and soap.

You may even see and hear live music on the streets around you, along with fun activities for the kids, including face painting and pony rides. 

Local Farmers Market near me

Richardson Farmers Market

Location: Dal-Rich Towne Square, 101 S Coit Rd, Richardson

Days/Times: Saturdays, 10am to 2pm

This Local Farmers Market provides not only fruits and veggies but goods from a large variety of artisans – meat, cheeses, breads, desserts, jams, honey, seasonings, art, accessories, and apparel

Carrollton Artisans Market

Location: Trinity Valley Shopping Center, 2722 N Josey Ln, Carrollton, TX 75007

Days/Times: Sundays, 10am -2pm, year-round

Over 30 vendors and stallholders offer market staples, including produce, eggs, honey, breads, and jam. Go and indulge in savory sweets such as pastries, pies, cookies, and candies.

Here’s a bonus Local Farmers Market near me

Dallas Farmers Market

Dallas Farmers Market

Location: The Shed, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX

Days/Times: Saturday 9 am – 5pm & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Step into the Shed, an open-air pavilion where you can shop from regional vendors who grow, raise, make, and produce food.

You’ll find a mix of farmers with seasonal produce, ranchers with naturally raised meats, cheese, eggs and honey, and food artisans who make breads, canned and regional/international foods.

Wagons are available, and misters and ceiling fans are used to lower the temperature by 15 degrees in the Summer.

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Some Interesting FAQs about Farmers Markets in Texas:

What is the definition of a farmer?
A farmer is a person who has ownership of, or financial and/or productive responsibility for producing, an agricultural product intended for use as a food or raw material. The term usually applies to people who do some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, aquaculture or some other form of livestock. A farm is usually owned by that person or under the direct control of that person.

What is the definition of a Farmers Market?
A Farmers’ Market is a designated location used primarily for the distribution and sale of food directly to consumers by farmers and other producers.

What is a farm stand?
A farm stand is defined as a premise owned and operated by a producer of agricultural food products at which the producer or other persons may offer for sale produce or foods.

Do I need a temporary food establishment permit to sell food at a Farmers Market in Plano Texas?
A temporary food establishment permit is not required to sell whole, intact unprocessed fruits and vegetables and pre-packaged non-potentially hazardous food/time temperature for safety foods.

Can honey be sold at a Farmers Market in Texas?

Yes. Honey may be sold at a farmer’s market.  In order to sell honey as food in Texas, you will need to follow the rules for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) 25 TAC §§229.210-229.222 and obtain a food manufacturing license.

Also, a small honey production operation may sell honey directly to consumers at the beekeeper’s home, a farmer’s market, a farm stand, or a municipal, county, or nonprofit fair, festival or event according to the Health and Safety Code Chapter 437, Section 437.001(7).  The honey sold or dispensed must be labeled in accordance with Subchapter E, Chapter 131, Agriculture Code.  The label must include:  the net weight of the honey expressed in both the avoirdupois and metric systems; the beekeeper’s name and address; and the statement, “Bottled or packaged in a facility not inspected by the Texas Department of State Health Services.”

We hope you found the some great options for a Local Farmers Market nearby.