Wednesday, March 7, 2012 , Updated 12:00 a.m., March 10, 2012
White Rock Local Market 2012 season begins Saturday
Spring has arrived.
DALLAS Last night, crickets chirped outside for the first time this year, and today comes the announcement that White Rock Local Market will begin its fourth season on Saturday at Green Spot Market -- with the addition of some new vendors, says organizer Sarah Perry.
"We're excited to start a new 'growers only' policy where farmers will only bring what they've grown themselves, or what they can accurately label from other farmers," she says. "We're also inviting 'backyard farmers' to join us. We want to encourage any growers to be part of the market."
"New vendors include Latte Da Dairy, Three Happy Cows, Citas Salsa, and Corked in Texas," says Perry. "But the most local of our newcomers are Hypnotic Donuts and Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, both from East Dallas."
Corked in Texas will bring wines from Lone Oak Winery in Burleson, including the 2010 Texas Voignier, which recently won double gold at the San Francisco Wine Competition.
Returning to the market this week are organic growers Farmer Jones Plants and Produce, Texas Worm Ranch, Good Earth Organics, and Kitchen Pride Mushrooms.
Later in the season will see the return of Rae Lilli Farm, Sachse Heritage Farms, Larken Farms, and Lightsey Farms. Juha Ranch returns with grassfed beef, chicken, lamb, pork, and eggs; Homestead Heritage will be back with meats and cheeses. Plus: Eagle Mountain Cheese, Grapevine Grains, The Tamale Company, Lucido's Pasta, and Texas Olive Ranch.
Add to that plenty of bread from Empire Baking, Village Baking Company, Tough Cookie Vegan Bakery, plus newcomers The Bread Crumb and EMA Baking.
Upcoming events include the 2012 Spring Chili Cook-off on March 24, with judges Jeffery Hobbes (Sissy's, Suze), Graham Dodds (Central 214) and Bryan Luscher (The Grape); and the Everything Market on March 10, with art, clothes, jewelry, toys, and furniture all made by North Texans.
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