As part of my weekend birthday celebration, my boyfriend and I visited the Dallas Farmers Market
to explore all the city has to offer. We love to buy seasonal, locally grown produce and to support local farms. A visit to this daily market was an ideal way to support local farms and snatch up the specialty food items not found in grocery stores.
The Dallas Farmers Market is separated into two parts…
The first part is the indoor marketplace and the second is an outdoor farmers market. After Joel and I parked the car, we walked around the outdoors part first. We tried samples of chips and salsa, Brockhouse Jerky, T-Rex Pickles, and coffee. I ended up buying a cup of cold brewed coffee from Companion Roasters for $4. Take my warning seriously: cold brewed coffee is loaded with caffeine. You’ll be jittery for days after a glass of this icy drink. It was rather tasty, still, though.
The outdoor farmers market, called The Shed
, is only open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I recommend that you visit on the weekend to visit both on the same day. For more information, check out their website here
After finishing off my coffee, Joel and I headed to the indoor section, known as The Market Food Hall. We passed through stall after stall of Mexican, Vietnamese, Italian, and Cajun restaurants. There was even a seafood stall, a Macaron shop, and plenty of vintage Tex-Mex shops. It all seemed so tempting!
Instead, we decided to continue exploring and only get food at the end of our outing. I spotted Ruibal’s flower nursery,
which is next door to the market.
Joel tends to roll his eyes every time I see flowers because I smile like a little kid! I just can’t help it – flowers are so colorful and cheery. Thank goodness he still puts up with me. Besides, Texas has some of the best flowers I’ve ever seen. I suggest just walking around the nursery just to see all this state has to offer.
What I wore:
With the summer sun, I wanted to wear something that was cute, comfy, and made with breathable fabric. I chose a dress from NA-KD (sold out, similar here and here). It was the perfect dress for looking nice, yet not overheating.
We decided to go back to The Shed
and buy some fresh produce like eggplant and tomatoes, so we could go home and have a home-cooked meal. I bought ripe cantaloupe, while Joel picked up two jars of Plain Ole Salsa
, which features roasted tomatoes as a special ingredient in their “Dirty South” recipe.