Saturday, June 23, 2012

Dallas Farmer's Market

Downtown Dallas

Nestled just outside of downtown Dallas is the Dallas Farmer's Market. It's a wonderful place to get fresh produce, honey, cooking oils and tons of other things! The best part about going is that you can eat your way through. My family and I prefer to go after breakfast and eat the free samples as a snack before lunch! They have oodles and oodles of options. Plums, pears, peaches, watermelon, apples, berries, cantaloupe, the list goes on and on. They also have people there that raise cattle and other animals, so you can even get your meat there!

Ryan and I
AJ and I

Round Zucchini!

Round Yellow Squash 

When you buy from the farmer's market, or at least the one in Dallas, make sure you look for the stands that have the "I grew" sign. Those farmers have proven that they did indeed grow their vegetables and fruit on their own farm. If a stand doesn't have one of these signs it means they either aren't selling homegrown produce or they haven't proven that they really are selling their own produce. Either way, stick to the "I grew" stands.

My family has been going to the Dallas Farmer's Market for almost 18 years (that's how long we have lived here) and we love it. It's fun to look at all the different food, you get to eat FREE food while you're there and it's something to do that doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Ryan went with us this time and we enjoyed the time we spent together, even though it wasn't anything special. A lady actually referred to me as Ryan's wife while we were there today. It made my heart flutter a little (dumb, I know... but whatever). Anywho, get out there and find your local farmer's market! You can have a lot of fun there!

That's my Southern Soapbox! By the way, I will be posting my "Fashion Friday" post on Monday!