By Kena Sosa

Fresh is key for health-conscious foodies. In a world where nearly everything is processed and preserved, it’s good to know there are still a few places where fruit is sure to be fresh and plentiful for hungry denizens of DFW.

Dallas Farmers Market
920 S. Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201
(469) 607-5899
www.dallasfarmersmarket.org

You reap what you have sown. In the case of the Dallas Farmers Market, this is a wondrous thing! For over 70 years, the Dallas Farmers Market has offered up their nutritious and natural goodness to Dallasites. Over the decades, the Dallas Farmers Market has grown from a small local effort to a venue of vegetable vendors that feeds a city. Promoting healthy living is key to a balanced city life. Thank you Dallas Farmers Market for making sure freshness is still an option for urban folk too.

Cowtown Farmers Market
3821 Southwest Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116
www.cowtownmarket.com

Members of “Go Texan” and the North Texas Farmers Market Association, the Cowtown Farmers Market is open in Fort Worth on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. With bountiful fruit and vegetables options, one can buy their weekly produce, and then have a snack before browsing the vendors’ craftsmanship made with Texas materials, too. B and G Farms, Doak Farms and Ashcreek Farms are just a few of the proud vendors on site every weekend at the Cowtown Farmers Market.

White Rock Market
9150 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(972) 379-7097
www.goodlocalmarket.org

For those not so close to the city center, White Rock Market is an ideal location to serve up fresh fruits and veggies without having to run up your mileage. Founded in 2009, this market is booming, blooming and growing. Proponents of the local community, White Rock Market ensures freshness to the area not only in foods but in crafts and education as well. This is a place where your bag can be full of fruit and veggies, including but not stopping at berries, squash, radishes, sweet potatoes, and carrots, and save just a little room in your heart for an extra helping of Texas pride.

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Eden’s Organic Garden Center
4710 Pioneer Road
Balch Springs, TX 75180
(214) 348-3336
www,edensorganicfarm.com/

It isn’t completely impossible. Eden’s Organic Garden Center is the marketplace and garden center where you will find no GMO produce whatsoever. There are no surprises in your food here. For fruit and veggies truly the way they were intended to be enjoyed, Eden’s Organic Farm is king. The garden market is open the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. At this clean-growing locale, you can also find organic products for your own home garden like a variety of organic fertilizers. So come on over and put a face to the produce you are buying as you get your items fresh from the hard-working hands that grew them.

Coppell Farmers Market
768 W. Main St.
Coppell, Texas 75019
www.coppellfarmersmarket.org

It is not always easy to trace the origins of our fruits and vegetables, however, at Coppell Farmers Market, vendors must grow their produce within a certain distance of the market, guaranteeing freshness and loyalty from local growers. Enjoy the selection of colorful, aromatic fruits and vegetables grown near you in view of a beautiful pavilion, a perfect spot to watch the kids from as they play or get a better view of the creative crafts brought in by Texas artisans. Seasonal goodies are always best. During the summer, Coppell Farmers Market will be booming with melons, peaches, broccoli, tomatoes, and basil, just for starters.

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