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WHERE TO SHOP AND VISIT LOCALLY

The priceless support of these businesses and organizations helps to grow and sustain Edible Dallas & Fort Worth. Please make a point of supporting them.

ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION

NEATBUILT

Located in East Dallas, NeatBuilt offers a thoughtful approach to new home design and renovation. Our style is predominantly modern, incorporating clean lines and minimal design into homes that are inviting and easy to live in. We have over ten years of design and construction management experience.   469-554-9278; Neatbuilt.com

 

ARTISANAL FOODS

JJ&B
Fine handcrafted jellies, jams and fruit butters made in micro-batches from the freshest natural local ingredients. Retail * Wholesale * Restaurants * Bakeries * 972-786-3139;  jjandb.com

LaVAQUITA CHEESE
Represents traditions handed down through generation of Mexican homestead cheese.  Authentic quests and creamas.  4006 Campbell Road, Houston,; 713-460-0329; lavaquitacheese.com.

LONE STAR MEATS
A Texas-based family-owned wholesale meat company, whose mission is to source and deliver the finest cuts of natural beef, pork and lamb to steakhouses and full service restaurants across Texas. 817-401-6032; LoneStarMeats.com

SCARDELLO ARTISAN CHEESE
Scardello offers handcrafted and artisan foods, with approximately 150 cut-to-order seasonal cheeses, including American artisan cheese and a large selection of Texas cheeses. 3511 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 214-219-1300, and at the Market Building at the Dallas Farmers Market; 972-807-2658; scardellocheese.com

TEXAS HONEYBEE GUILD
Our Award-winning, Zip Code Honey celebrates both natural beekeeping and the native pollinators of the Blackland Prairie restored. You can find us at local DFW farmers markets. Txbeeguild.org

TEXAS OLIVE RANCH
Texas Olive Ranch offers Texas-grown and pressed olive oil and olive trees as well as Texas-flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Visit our website for current information on where to find our products. 214.325.5787, texasoliveranch.com

 

BAKERIES

BAREFOOT BAKER
Wood-fired artisan bread sold at the Lakeside Farmers Market in Dallas. Barefootbreads.com; goodlocalmarkets.com

D’S SOURDOUGH

Organic, handcrafted bread. Long fermented sourdough breads using only natural yeast.  At Dallas Farmers Market; dsbreads.com

EMPIRE BAKING COMPANY

Locally owned and operated artisan bakery providing Dallas with European style natural breads, pastry, cookies, sandwiches and salads since 1992. Call for our boxed lunch catering. 5450 West Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX; 214-350-0007; empirebaking.com

 

BOOKSELLERS

UT PRESS

The University of Texas Press is a university press that is part of the University of Texas at Austin. Established in 1950, the Press publishes scholarly books and journals. utpress.utexas.edu

 

FOOD DISTRIBUTORS

FRESH POINT

FreshPoint Dallas was founded in 1917 as American Produce and Vegetable Company and has been serving the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with the finest quality produce, specialty foods and superior service for over 97 years. We are committed to bringing Local, Organic and Seasonal foods to North Texas. Dallas.freshpoint.com 972-385-5800

 

DESTINATIONS

CHESTNUT SQUARE HISTORIC VILLAGE 

Step back in time with a visit to Chestnut Square Historic Village. Sitting on 2.5 shaded acres just two blocks south of the historic downtown McKinney square, Chestnut Square provides an opportunity to step back in time and regain a sense of community. With ten structures dating from 1854 to 1930, the Village offers docent led tours, facility rentals, a wedding venue, living history demonstrations and community events.  More at chestnutsquare.org; 972-562-8790

FOSSIL RIM WILDLIFE CENTER

This is where Africa comes to Texas. The 1,800- acre preserve holds a 9.5 mile scenic drive where you can interact with over 1,100 rare and endangered animals roaming free in their herds. Not-for-profit 501(c)3. Glen Rose, Texas; FossilRim.org

GREER FARM

Located near Daingerfield, Texas, lush pastures and towering pine and hardwood trees characterize this farm in Northeast Texas. Products include hay, fruit, berries, vegetables, flowers, pine timber and Maine- Anjou cattle. 1444 CR 1125, Daingerfield, TX; 903.645.3232, greerfarm.com

 

TRINITY RIVER AUDUBON CENTER

Explore the amazing resources of the 6,000- acre Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States. Visitors have the opportunity to have hands-on experiences, four miles of Nature viewing trails, Children’s Discovery Garden and a nature store. 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas; 214.398.8722; trinityriveraudubon.org

 

EVENTS

FARM AND FOOD LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Join farmers, ranchers, chefs, and local food activists to learn how many issues such as advocating for local foods (and many more) impact you and your communities.  Presented the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance September 24-26 in McKinney.  254-697-2661; farmandranchfreedom.org

FREDERICKSBURG FOOD & WINE FEST

A Celebration of food and wine!  Twenty-six Texan Wineries, Texas Specialty Booths, Texas Music, 5K/10K  and so much more.  October 28, 2017 at the Market Square in Fredericksburg, Texas. More events that weekend!  830-997-8515; foodandwinefest.com

 

 

FARMERS MARKETS

COPPELL FARMERS MARKET

Farmers Market providing fresh, seasonal produce and agricultural products from local growers and producers. Season schedule at CoppellFarmersMarket.org. 768 W. Main St., Coppell;  coppellfarmersmarket.org

DALLAS FARMERS MARKET

Nestled among the skyscrapers and the hustle of the city is a place where farmers become friends. In the middle of everything but away from it all, since 1941, the Dallas Farmers Market has been filled with wholesome produce and the collective fruits of our labor.  1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas;  dallasfarmersmarket.org

DENTON COMMUNITY MARKET

Producer-only farmer’s market and handmade art market—Every Saturday. Best of Denton in local produce, handmade items, live music, food trucks, kids activities and more! Family-friendly festival every weekend at the Denton County Historical Park, 317 W. Mulberry in Denton.;  dentonmarket.org

DOWNTOWN FORNEY: ARTISAN & FARMERS MARKET

Featuring handcrafted artisan made gifts & fresh locally grown products every 2nd and 4th Saturdays, March-November in historic downtown Forney.   Murray Cotton Gin, 201 E. Broad Street, Forney; downtownforneymarket.com

EDEN’S GARDEN CSA FARM

Eden’s offers CSA memberships, independently owned organic garden center and market days where you can come out and meet the farmers, ranchers and producers. 4710 Pioneer Rd, Balch Springs, TX; 214.348.3336, edensorganicgardencenter.com

FRISCO FRESH MARKET

The next evolution of the classic farmers’ market experience. Opening in 2017 in one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, FFM comprises of 70,000 SF of rentable indoor and outdoor space. Part of a 32-acre development, the farmers market’s mission is to find and promote the best specialty foods and the freshest products from farmers, artisans, crafters, merchants, restaurants and concept cuisines.  6427 Main Street, Frisco; 844-776-2753; friscofreshmarket.org

GOOD LOCAL MARKETS

ONLY LOCAL. ALL GOOD. Our mission is to strengthen the local food economy and create awareness of the social, environmental and health benefits of growing and eating local food. With new and continuing programs, Good Local Markets promotes the health of our communities, the health of local businesses and the health of our local food system.  Through all of our programs, GLM works to advance prosperity, health, and community.  White Rock, 9150 Garland Road, Dallas, Saturdays from 8-1; Tyler Street, 909 W. 9th Street, Dallas, Saturdays from 8-1; Paul Quinn, 3827 Simpson Stuart, Dallas, Thursdays 3-7; goodlocalmarkets.org

GRAND PRAIRIE FARMERS MARKET

Farmers Market at Market Square, 120 W. Main St., in downtown Grand Prairie, Texas, is open Saturdays from late March through mid-December and features locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, tamales, baked goods, salsas, dips, relishes, eggs, honey, chips, soaps, candles and more.  120 W. Main Street, Grand Prairie. gptx.org/businesses/farmers-market

GRAPEVINE FARMERS MARKET

Indoor and Outdoor market in downtown Grapevine.  Their motto is  ” if we wouldn’t feed it to our kids, you won’t find it in our market.  And, if you have any questions about any of our produce, don’t hesitate to ask. Our goal is to serve you & your family.” 325 S. Main Street, affiliated with brick-and-mortar FM at 520 S. Main, Grapevine.  farmersmarketofgrapevine.com

McKINNEY FARMERS MARKET

McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square has a variety of vendors offering local, grass fed beef and free range chicken, you’ll also find specialty items such as tamales, pastries, jerky and  arts and crafts vendors who offer everything from locally made goat milk soap to wood bowls. 6851 Virginia Parkway, McKinney; Also Thursday night market at Adriatica satellite location;  chestnutsquare.org/farmers-market

SAINT MICHAEL’S FARMERS MARKET

The Saint Michael’s Farmers Market is a non-profit community outreach ministry of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church where local farmers, ranchers, and artisans sell directly to our North Dallas neighborhood.  saintmichaelsmarket.com

FARMS AND RANCHES

BROKEN ARROW RANCH

Broken Arrow Ranch is an artisanal purveyor of high quality, free-range venison, antelope and wild boar meat from truly wild animals. 3296 Junction Highway, Ingram, TX; 800.962.4263; brokenarrowranch.com

EDEN’S GARDEN CSA FARM

Eden’s offers CSA memberships, independently owned organic garden center and market days where you can come out and meet the farmers, ranchers and producers. 4710 Pioneer Rd, Balch Springs, TX; 214.348.3336, edensorganicgardencenter.com

FOLKLORE FARMS

Co-owners Katie and Charlie are now offering an at-home 8-week and 16-week Grow Your Own certification, equipping you with the tools and skills to grow food in your own space! We also provide consultation, design, and maintenance services for residential and commercial food gardens. folklorefarmstx.com

LARKEN FARMS

Orchard has over 8,000 trees with over 30 varieties of peaches and other fruit trees as well as a variety of vegetables.  We practice organic methods.  3563 Greathouse Road., 972-398-7150; larkenfarms.com

 

GROCERIES, MARKETS & CATERING

BOLSA MERCADO

A gourmet market and eatery. House-made pastries, specialty meats, a juice and coffee bar, a variety of beer and wine selections and a menu offering daily to-go options. In the grocery section, farm eggs and dairy products, freshly picked produce and hand-crafted food specialties. 634 W. Davis St. Dallas, TX         214.942-0451

BURGUNDY PASTURE BEEF

Real food, real flavor, real wholesomeness — that’s our core philosophy. We produce the highest-quality 100% grass-fed beef, raised naturally on lush pastures right here in North Texas. Burgundy’s Local—3314 Ross Ave., Ste 100, Dallas, 972-707-7241; Burgundy Boucherie, Grandview, 817-866-2247; Burgundy’s Local Grass Fed Meat Market 3326 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX – 817-878- 2722; burgundypasturebeef.com

CELEBRATION RESTAURANT, MARKET & CATERING

Celebration Restaurant has been offering great food since 1971 using fresh, local, seasonal produce. Our Market offers family meals, casseroles, dips, wines and appetizers to take home or give as gifts. 4503 W. Lover’s Lane, Dallas; 214.351.5681 (Restaurant); 4515 W. Lover’s Lane 214.352.0031 (Market); Catering – 214.351.2456; celebrationrestaurant.com

JIMMY’S FOOD STORE

Serving and selling fine Italian  food and wine for over 50 years.  Also have wine tasting and events. 4901 Bryan Street, Dallas; 214-823-6180; jimmysfoodstore.com

MARKET PROVISIONS CO.

Is a new take on the general store – visit for your morning coffee, sundries, and everything you need for a farm-to-table meal. Located in The Market building at the Dallas Farmers Market. 214-702-6655; 1010 Pearl Expressway, Dallas; marketprovisions.org

PATINA GREEN HOME AND MARKET

Located on McKinney’s historic square, Chef Robert Lyford prepares a lunch menu that changes daily using seasonal and local ingredients. Market Dinners (5+ Course Chef’s Tasting Menu) are offered every weekend. Shop the curated collections while dining in. PatinaGreenHomeAndMarket.com

POTAGER’S OTHER STUFF

Coffee shop and store featuring artisan produced food, crafts, wine and beer. Celebrate Texas! 208 S. Mesquite Street, Arlington, Texas. 682-553-5811; potagercafe.com

TRINITY HAYMARKET

Organic, non-soy, non-GMO feeds; supplies and tools for the small scale and urban farmer and so much more! Handcrafted Gifts * Local Goods * Coffee * Soaps 214-202-2163 1715 Market Center Blvd. Dallas; trinityhaymarket.com

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

Whole Foods Market strives to offer the highest quality natural and organic products available to their customers, while caring about their communities and environment. Visit wholefoodsmarket.com for local locations.

Addison—5100 Belt Line Rd, Suite 1012 – 214-854-3334
Arlington—801 E. Lamar Blvd. – 817.461.9362
Colleyville—4801 Colleyville Blvd. – 817.918.3821
Dallas—2118 Abrams at Gaston – 214.824.1744
Dallas—11700 Preston at Forest – 214.361.8887
Dallas—4100 Lomo Alto Dr. – 214.520.7993
Dallas—Park Lane at Central Expwy. – 214.342.4850
Dallas—2510 McKinney Ave. – 972.518.5814
Fairview—105 Stacy Road – 972.549.4090
Fort Worth—3720 Vision Drive – 682-316-8040
Highland Village—4041 Waller Creek – 972.538.9710
Plano – 2201 Preston at Park—972.612.6729
Richardson/Cityline—1411 E. Renner Road–214.273-0902

 

HOME AND HEALTH PRODUCTS

BEST BUG BAIT

Richter’s Remedy Best Bug Bait is a product that is an eco-safe alternative from traditional pest control, and is people pet and planet friendly, affordable, effective and long lasting. Order on-line at bestbugbait.com

BUG BOUNCER

All natural, DEET-free insect repellent made locally from pure essential oils. Concentrated, portable, personal protection; bugbouncer.com

HOUSEWARES & GIFTS

PATINA GREEN HOME AND MARKET

Located on McKinney’s historic square, Chef Robert Lyford prepares a lunch menu that changes daily using seasonal and local ingredients. Market Dinners (5+ Course Chef’s Tasting Menu) are offered every weekend. Shop the curated collections while dining in. PatinaGreenHomeAndMarket.com

SUR LA TABLE

The Art and Soul of Cooking! This is the destination for everyone who loves entertaining and cooking. Here you can find a great selection of tools and cookware, plus cooking classes! Locations in Southlake, Knox District, Plano and Fort Worth. For more information go to surlatable.com; 800- 243-0852

 

LANDSCAPE & GARDENING

EAT THE YARD ORGANICS

Edible landscape design and installation. In addition to offering fresh produce to our neighbors in the Dallas area we hope to help others in our community eat their yard as well. We consult and install almost any size urban homestead. If your building will allow it we also do rooftop farming and can consult and install a garden or growing operation, no matter the size, right on your roof.  Call us for a consultation. 214-675-4304; eattheyard.org

NORTH HAVEN GARDENS

An independent Garden Center, Art Gallery and Café; specializing in organic seeds, vegetable transplants, insect predators, raised bed kits, plus a wide variety of Texas natives, perennials, trees, shrubs, bulbs & more. 7700 Northhaven Rd., Dallas; 214-363-5316; nhg.com

PRESERVATION TREE SERVICE

Provides sustainable, science-based tree care to residential, municipal and commercial clients. Staff members are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. preservationtree.com

 

REAL ESTATE

RANDALL ELMS, MBA REALTOR

I am an experienced negotiator, knowledgeable in the DFW real estate market and the best realtor to sell or find you a home. 3100 Monticello Ave., #200, Dallas; 214-649-2987; randellelms.com

 

RESTAURANTS & CAFES

BOLSA

Bolsa’s menu consists of locally grown, organic products of compelling quality. The menu is also designed for take-away if dining in is not an option. Fresh, Local, Thoughtful. 614 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208 214-943-1889, bolsadallas.com

BOLSA MERCADO

A gourmet market and eatery. House-made pastries, specialty meats, a juice and coffee bar, a variety of beer and wine selections and a menu offering daily to-go options. In the grocery section, farm eggs and dairy products, freshly picked produce and hand-crafted food specialties. 634 W. Davis St. Dallas, TX         214.942-0451

BURGUNDY PASTURE BEEF

Real food, real flavor, real wholesomeness — that’s our core philosophy. We produce the highest-quality 100% grass-fed beef, raised naturally on lush pastures right here in North Texas. Burgundy’s Local—3314 Ross Ave., Ste 100, Dallas, 972-707-7241; Burgundy Boucherie, Grandview, 817-866-2247; Burgundy’s Local Grass Fed Meat Market 3326 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX – 817-878- 2722; burgundypasturebeef.com

CELEBRATION RESTAURANT, MARKET & CATERING

Celebration Restaurant has been offering great food since 1971 using fresh, local, seasonal produce. Our Market offers family meals, casseroles, dips, wines and appetizers to take home or give as gifts. 4503 W. Lover’s Lane, Dallas; 214.351.5681 (Restaurant); 4515 W. Lover’s Lane 214.352.0031 (Market); Catering – 214.351.2456; celebrationrestaurant.com

CHECKERED PAST WINERY

Checkered Past Winery is an urban wine pub featuring quality Texas wines, locally brewed beer,  and some of the best wines from other parts of country and the world. We are located in the historic South Side building at 1409 South Lamar Street Suite 008.   Also serving food and has live music!  214-242-0411

GARDEN CAFE

Local, family run. Serving breakfast and lunch. Occasional dinner parties. Beautiful organic garden! Outdoor patio. Open Monday through Sunday 7am to 3pm. We grow our own herbs and vegetables. Available for private parties. We now have an espresso bar! 5310 Junius St., Dallas, TX. gardencafe.net

HARVEST SEASONAL KITCHEN

Find community to table dining in historic downtown McKinney with farm house chic style and a menu celebrating local sources and the modern Texas food movement.112 E. Louisiana St., McKinney; 214-726-0251 Harvesttx.com

JIMMY’S FOOD STORE

Serving and selling fine Italian  food and wine for over 50 years.  Wonderful wine tasting and events. 4901 Bryan Street, Dallas; 214-823-6180; jimmysfoodstore.com

MODERN MARKET

Artisan fare without all the pomp. Providing simple counter service at multiple locations with amazing, scratch-made food, made from ingredients you can trust, for a reasonable price. Five locations in the DFW area; Go to modernmarket.com for the location nearest you.

MUDHEN MEAT AND GREENS

Adjacent to the revamped Dallas Farmers Market, a restaurant for folks that are particular about what food they put in their mouths, offering food that tastes good, feels good, and won’t kill you. 900 S. Harwood, Dallas, TX; 214.698.7000; mudheninthe.net

NATURE’S PLATE

Nature’s Plate is a local company providing fresh, healthy, plant-based meals to go. We have breakfast, lunch, dinner, bakery items, and smoothies available daily in our Lake Highlands store – prepared on site from mostly organic ingredients.   10233 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 432, Dallas; 469-307-4217; naturesplate.biz

NORTH HAVEN GARDENS

An independent Garden Center, Art Gallery and Café; specializing in organic seeds, vegetable transplants, insect predators, raised bed kits, plus a wide variety of Texas natives, perennials, trees, shrubs, bulbs & more. 7700 Northhaven Rd., Dallas; 214-363-5316; nhg.com

PATINA GREEN HOME AND MARKET

Located on McKinney’s historic square, Chef Robert Lyford prepares a lunch menu that changes daily using seasonal and local ingredients. Market Dinners (5+ Course Chef’s Tasting Menu) are offered every weekend. Shop the curated collections while dining in. PatinaGreenHomeAndMarket.com

POTAGER’S OTHER STUFF

Coffee shop and store featuring artisan produced food, crafts, wine and beer. Celebrate Texas! 208 S. Mesquite Street, Arlington, Texas. 682-553-5811; potagercafe.com

R TACOS

Our menu features a variety of tasty tacos at an affordable price, in a lively and welcoming environment. Each taco is hand-made fresh and fast in our open kitchen, using ingredients made from scratch,  We also do catering! 6 locations in the DFW area.  For the nearest location go to RTacos.com

RYE CRAFT FOOD AND DRINK

With the desire to create a unique experience for every guest by using locally source products and hand-crafted cocktails, this restaurant in Historic Downtown McKinney is a nod to a simpler time.   Part of our mission is to cultivate relationships within our community. To that end, we have partnered with many local purveyors to bring the best products to your table.  As seasons change, so will the menu at rye. Working with seasonal produce helps us create value in our menu, but also ensures we are serving our guests the best of what the season offers.  111. W. Virginia Parkway, McKinney; 214-491-1715; ryemckinney.com

START

Start’s mission is to introduce a trend of eating real food, even when in a hurry. Remodeling fast food will take time, but serving clean, from-scratch food in environmentally-friendly packaging is a Start. Two Dallas locations! Startrestaurant.net

TEXAS SPICE OMNI HOTEL

Texas Spice, serving three meals daily, captures the true flavor of Texas with an emphasis on local ingredients and southern style offering a twist on hometown classics. The innovative farm-to-market concept incorporates the freshest ingredients to create great food and a casual dining experience. The rustic interior was designed with repurposed materials that include red brick walls, garage-door-style doors and wood details. Whether dining in the main dining room, a private dining room or on the spacious outdoor patio, every guest is sure to feel connected to the history of Dallas while enjoying the comfort of a home-cooked meal.  214-744-6664; omnihotels.com/hotels/dallas/dining/texas-spice

THE TURTLE RESTAURANT

We feel that the enjoyment of good food and conversation is essential for happiness. We are dedicated to the revival of the kitchen and the table as centers of pleasure, culture, and community. We advocate the return to conversation centered leisurely meals. We think a firm defense of quiet material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of Fast Life.  Our menu changes periodically in order to provide you with the freshest possible produce and a variety of taste experiences. 514 Center Ave., Brownwood; 325-646-8200; theturtlerestaurant.com

TIMES TEN CELLARS

Our winemaking facility allows us to cellar and bottle wines from select vineyards in California’s premier wine regions. We also craft wines from vine to bottle using grapes from our vineyard in Alpine, Texas. We have chosen the finest winery equipment available from Italy and California, as well as oak barrels from France and Pennsylvania. However, none of this is a substitute for what really is required to make a bottle of wine… long hours and hard labor. But at the end of the day we have lots of wine to share and plenty of chairs to sit in.  6324 Prospect Ave., Dallas, 214-824-9463; 1100 Foch Street, Fort Worth; 817-366-9463; timestencellars.com

STATE AGENCIES

The Texas Department of Agriculture and The Texas Marketing Wine Program – Sponsor of The North Texas Wine Guide. texasagriculture.gov; gotexan.org/ExperienceGOTEXAN/TexasWine.aspx

 

WINE, BEER & SPIRITS

SPEC’S WINE SPIRITS AND FINER FOODS

Family-owned since 1962, Spec’s offers expert service and Texas’s largest selection of wines, spirits and beers along with gourmet foods & more! Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Hebron, Lowry Crossing, Ennis and more. Visit specs.com for a location nearest you.

WAY OUT WINERIES

The Way Out Wineries are a group of twelve boutique wineries located from just south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to just north of Austin. A bit off the beaten track, but right on your “way out” to some great fun and fabulous “way out” wines.  You’ll enjoy the scenic by-ways and small, quaint, Texas towns when you take a Road Trip to the WOW wineries. Each winery is family-owned and operated. You’re very likely to meet the winemakers or owners behind the tasting bar.  Meet the characters and taste the wines anytime, but plan to come along on one of the Way Out Winery Road Trips. Our Road Trip events feature wines paired with food along with other fun surprises. Visit wayoutwineries.org for more information!

 

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