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WHERE TO SHOP AND VISIT LOCALLY

 

Let’s 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.

ARTISINAL 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

SCARDELLO ARTISAN CHEESE
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

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.  Two featured publications are As Far As You Can SeePicturing Texas, by Kenny Braun and Texas BBQ, Small Town to Downtown, Photographs by Wyatt McSpadden.

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

KIEPERSOL
Legendary Food, Wine & Spirits Destination, Kiepersol is a winery south of Tyler, Texas producing 100% estate grown wines. With a tasting room, tours and tastings, this fabulous destination is sure to please even the weary Traveler. 3933 FM 344 E., Tyler; 903-894-8995; Kiepersol.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 & EVENT SPACE

SEVEN FOR PARTIES
Located in the Design District, this sophisticated yet whimsical space is the most unique event venue in Dallas. 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, 214-748-5559; 7forparties.com

AUBUDON DINING ON THE PRAIRIE DINNER SERIES
June 15th, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Trinity River Audubon Center, Dallas
Trinityriver.audubon.org

FARM  & FOOD LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
October 14-16th
McKinney, Texas
ttp://Farmandranchfreedom.org

HILL COUNTRY FOOD FESTIVAL
June 23rd, Noon – 9:30 p.m.
Luckenbach, Texas
Luckenbachtexas.com

OKRAPALOOZA – A BENEFIT FOR PROMISE OF PEACE
September 9th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Lot, Dallas
Promiseofpeace.us

TRINITY RIVER KITE FESTIVAL
September 22nd, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
146 W. Commerce Street, Dallas;   http://trinityriverkitefestival.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

COWTOWN FARMERS MARKET
Meet our farmers. Everything is growing with 150 miles of Fort Worth – we are neighbors! Not only do we have awesome farmers, we also have awesome artisans. Local products, made with local materials. 3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth; cowtownmarket.com

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.  Locally raised meat & eggs, over 20 farmers & ranchers and unique food Artisans.  1011 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, http://edensorganicgardencenter.comedensorganicgardencenter.com

FARMERS BRANCH MARKET
The 2018 season runs every Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm May through September & additional markets on November 10th and December 8th. We have vendors selling produce, eggs, meats, specialty foods and arts & crafts. 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch; 972-919-2602; farmersbranchmarket.com

FRISCO ROTARY FARMERS MARKET

Visit the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market every Saturday from April 21, 2018 through October 27, 2018, 8:00 a.m. until noon for farm fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, preserves, handcrafted items and more. Check out our calendar for entertainment special events and kids’ activities.  Frisco’s Rail District, 8821 4th St., Frisco; friscorotaryfarmersmarket.com

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. March – December. Saturdays – White Rock, 9150 Garland Road, Dallas, Saturdays from 8-1; Paul Quinn, 3827 Simpson Stuart, Dallas, Thursdays 3-7; goodlocalmarkets.org

GRAHAM FARMERS MARKET
Downtown Graham; Opens May 5th, Saturdays from 9 am to 12pm. Organic, Naturally, & Locally grown produce. All produce is sold fresh!
Location: West & Fourth St. in Graham, TX
Time: Saturdays, 9 am to Noon; FB: GrahamFarmersMarket

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;  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

VERNON FARMERS MARKETS
The Vernon Farmers Market has been formed to provide healthy, fresh foods and horticultural products to Wilbarger County and surrounding areas, and to encourage commerce, entertainment and trade in Downtown Vernon, Texas. Courthouse Square, Corner of Pease & Cumberland, Vernon; Opens May 12th, Saturdays from 8am to 12pm. Midweek Market, Wilbarger General Hospital, East Lawn, Vernon; Opens May 5th Tuesdays from 4pm to 6pm. Facebook.com/vernontxfarmersmarket

WICHITA FALLS FARMERS MARKET
The current market facility may have just been built in the 1980’s but still holds a unique part in the history of Wichita Falls. Agriculture has played a major role in the development of Wichita County, and farmers from all over North Central Texas bring their produce to this busy market, the style of which is a contemporary adaptation of the beloved Union Passenger Station built in 1910. 
Corner of 8th & Ohio, Wichita Falls; Summer season begins May 5th, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturday from 7:30 am to 1pm; farmersmarketwichitafalls.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

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

NITSCHKE NATURAL BEEF
If you’re a discriminating beef enthusiast seeking a sinfully delicious yet wholesome and healthy eating experience, Nitschke Natural All Pasture • All the Time is premium quality beef raised 100% on pasture and dry-aged to tender perfection. Because of the unique health benefits of pasture-finished beef, you don’t have to sacrifice the pleasure of what you love to eat for your own good health. You really can have both! 214-207-5573; nnbeef.com

GROCERIES, MARKETS & CATERING

BOLSA MERCADO CATERING
Local meets Luxury. 214-254-4936; bolsadallas.com

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., Suite 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

FARM TO FORK FOODS
We think bringing the farm to the consumer is the next best thing to shopping at the farm itself. Farm to Fork Foods simplifies the shopping process and life by bringing the farm to YOU. 2001 w. Mayfield Road, Arlington, 682-549-9369; farmtoforkfoods.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)  and other events are offered every week. Shop the curated collections while dining in. Find out about all their  events at 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

ROSEMEADE MARKET

The fourth and newest edition of Ruibal’s Plants, Rosemeade Market is a natural extension of the original store. Where Ruibal’s started at the Farmers Market, Rosemeade adds the local flavor of the farmers market to the amazing quality and selection of plants. The Market specializes in locally grown plants, fruits vegetables and natural foods. Add that in to over 4000 square feet of greenhouse space plus and acre of outdoor nursery space, you’ll find some of everything.  3646 Rosemeade Parkway. Dallas.  972-306-2899; rosemeademarket.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

WENDY KRISPIN CATERER
Providing food, staff, and party planning services to hundreds of clients and thousand of guests since 1992. 214-748-7559; wendykrispincaterer.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
Las Colinas/Irving – 6741 N. MacArthur – 469-845-8001
Plano – 2201 Preston at Park—972.612.6729
Richardson/Cityline—1411 E. Renner Road–214.273-0902

HOME AND HEALTH PRODUCTS

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.  Celebrating 8 years on the Historic McKinney Texas Square.
The reason for Patina Green Home and Market is simple . . . we live our lives this way.Market Dinners (5+ Course Chef’s Tasting Menu) are offered along with many other great events. Shop the curated collections while dining in. Check out their calendar at PatinaGreenHomeAndMarket.com

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

RUBIALS’S
From locally grown bedding plants and perennials to pottery, statuary, planting services, deliveries and now even produce!  3646 Rosemeade Pky., Dallas; 972-306-2899; Ruibals.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

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; http://celebrationrestaurant.com

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 Harvest Seasonal Kitchen was conceived to connect diners with the local food system in historic downtown McKinney. Our seasonal menus are a celebration of our farmers, featuring exceptional products grown close to home. At Harvest, we are committed to strengthening our local economy and pushing the bounds of the farm-to-table food movement. Also,  unique private dining spaces can host any of your event needs – wedding dinners, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings and social lunches.  harvesttx.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. Celebrating 8 years on the Historic McKinney Texas Square.
The reason for Patina Green Home and Market is simple . . . we live our lives this way. Market Dinners (5+ Course Chef’s Tasting Menu) are offered along with many other great events. Shop the curated collections while dining in. Check out their calendar at 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

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

THE CAFE AT NORTH HAVEN GARDENS
Enjoy dining in the garden center using healthy green cooking processes and source fresh produce wherever possible as well as sustainably produced meat and fish. 7700 Northhaven Rd., Dallas; 214-363-5316; nhg.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

DIRK’S VODKA PRODUCED BY KIEPERSOL
Legendary Food, Wine & Spirits Destination, Kiepersol is a winery south of Tyler, Texas producing 100% estate grown wines. With a tasting room, tours and tastings, this fabulous destination is sure to please even the weary Traveler. 3933 FM 344 E., Tyler; 903-894-8995; Dirksvodka.com; Kiepersol.com

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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