I like farmer’s markets. I really love small farmer’s markets. I like the intersection between farmer’s markets and artisanal food producers. I like artisanal food producers. I love local and I love fresh.
When things are hopping at the Dallas Farmer’s Market shed #1, also known as the “local shed,” is stunning. The Dallas Farmer’s Market has instituted a program whereby a farmer must certify that a certain amount of their produce is, in fact, locally grown to even be in that shed. Here you will find the colors of the Texas summer. There are onions, and beans and whopping tomatoes, and squashes and zucchinis. And on this visit there was one lovely gentleman there who had boxes of the biggest, most lovely Portobello mushrooms that I have ever seen. Mike Lucik of Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms was selling fabulous Gonzales, Texas mushrooms that just blew me away.
That is what a farmer’s market should be ALL about.