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“Great to buy produce”

Dallas Farmers Market
Ranked #46 of 237 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: For six decades, the Dallas Farmers Market has been a fixture in downtown Dallas. Recently, the Dallas Farmers Market was renovated to serve farmers/ranchers/producers as a prime market to direct sale to the public. This is an ideal farmers market to meet the producer of your food! Dallas Farmers Market has a 26,000 sq ft artisanal food hall with restaurants and shops that is open daily. The choices are wide and varied: Abundantly Aromatic, Bellatrino, Bullzerk, Cajun Tailgators, Caribbean Cabana, Chelle's Macarons, Coolhaus, Dallas Antique, Doc Popcorn, El Mero Mero, Laili, Lone Chimney, Market Provisions, Mudhen, Nammi, Palmieri Cafe, Rex's Seafood, San Miguel Imports, Scardello, Si Tapas, Stocks & Bondy and Taqueria La Ventana The outdoor shed is a one-stop shop on weekends for seasonal produce, grass-fed meats, pastured eggs, honey, and some of the best food artisans making pastries, salsas, pickles, sausages, breads, and more! The Shed (open-air) is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great to buy produce”
Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

Great for fresh fruit and vegetables. Fairly empty most of the time, and obviously weekends are more lively and full. Kids enjoy seeing the vendors and depending on time of the year there are specialty vendors. I wouldn't consider it a tourist stop, but worth a stop if your looking for fresh produce.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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“Go for the food.”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

The produce and flowers were above average, but the real draw here is the food

There is a stand called Ain't No Mo Butter Cake that makes our favorite dessert in the world. Their cakes are fantastic and so are their people! Our favorite was plain with chocolate. We ended up going for cake every day of our trip.

We are going to be in Dallas again in a few months and I can't wait for more cake!

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Dallas, Texas
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“Fresh and local”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

I visited the Dallas Farmer's Market with a friend this summer after living in the Dallas area for 17 years. My first thought as we walked into the fruit and vegetable vendors area of the market was, "Why haven't I been here before?" The market boasts a wide selection of locally-grown produce and products from small farms or family businesses. You could smell the freshness in the vine-ripened tomatoes, and the juicy peaches we sampled were truly delicious. Most of the vendors were incredibly friendly and eager to offer samples of their produce.

While we spent most of our time roaming around the fruit and vegetable sheds, we also went into the indoor market building to sample some of the products offered by merchants there. The tempting smell of authentic local food from the restaurants filled the building. It wasn't too crowded since we'd gotten there before lunch time on a weekday, so we stopped for a quick lunch. The Mexican food was delicious and the prices were reasonable. We later stopped at several booths and shops to check out everything from local souvenirs to a display of specialty cheeses.

The Dallas Farmer's Market is a fantastic place for a family outing, date night, hangout time with friends or a simple trip to buy local produce. I will definitely be visiting again! One thing to remember - get there early because parking gets tight later in the day and on weekends!

Visited August 2012
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Argentina
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21 reviews
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“Not touristry, good for buying fresh products”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

As the title says, this is not a touristry place.

We bought some excellent fresh fruits

Shed 2 almost dead Sunday at noon, except for Pecan Lodge that had like 30 ppl waiting, so we didnt try its food

Visited November 2012
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Texarkana, Texas
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“Nice market, go early....”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The best selection is found earlier in the morning. Make sure you try some of the prepared food in Shed 2. Great local fruits and vegetables, also they have frozen meat, grown locally, cheese, a deli, plants, etc.

Visited October 2012
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