One beautiful Saturday morning a few weekends ago, I decided to take a stroll around the Dallas Farmers Market. I was lucky enough to receive an official tour of the market from one of the employees. I will let you know when more on that is published on the Dallas Farmers Market Friends website (www.dfmfriends.org). In the meantime, I wanted to share some general thoughts about the DFM on here.
It’s hard to know where to begin, but I guess I’ll start out in Shed 2 where all the eateries and specialty foods are located. I actually didn’t spend as much time in here as I would have liked to, but that’s probably a good thing for both my pocketbook and my waistline. I picked up a butter cake with chocolate frosting at the Ain’t No Mo! Butter Cakes stand. It may have been the fact that I was incredibly hungry by this time, but I cannot remember eating a better cake that this. It was perfectly moist and rich with a velvety frosting just splashed across the top. Hold on, I need to clean the drool off my keyboard.
Also in Shed 2, I picked up some Indian spices at the Kurry King booth, a jar of strawberry rhubarb preserves from Lucido’s Fresh Herbs and Produce and some Lucido World Famous Pasta, which apparently was a temporary offering.
I didn’t have the time to do a wine tasting at the Texoma Winery (www.texomawinery.com/) table.
But I did stop for a minute to take in the cooking demonstration being held in one of the open spaces. I even got a chance to try the finished product and I have to say that it’s well worth the price of admission….free.
Then I moved out to Shed 1 where all the local farmers come to sell their wares. From this section, my favorite find was the peaches. They were small and delicious with just the right combination of juicy and sweet while still being perfectly ripe. I can’t remember which farmer was I bought them from, but it’s worth it even if you have to do some searching. And I do recommend that you make the effort to find some yourself.
Honestly, I could go on all day about the finds at the Dallas Farmer’s Market, but I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves. Needless to say, I think it’s well worth a trip to check out the Dallas Farmers Market. So, go ahead. Go.