Local favorite, White Rock Local Market, will be relocating to another location in White Rock United Methodist Church after failing to get another renewal of contract according to a Dallas Morning News article from March 23. They say,
“The White Rock Local Market reopens this week to bring local produce and goods to the people of East Dallas, but it won’t be in the Garland Road parking lot it’s been in for the last decade.
The farmers market will open March 26 in the parking lot of White Rock United Methodist Church in the Little Forest Hills neighborhood, a stone’s throw from where it used to operate at Lake Pointe Church.
Casey Cutler, executive director of Good Local Markets, says ideally the market would still be along Garland Road for visibility purposes, but their contract was not renewed by Lake Pointe Church, and they couldn’t find another location along the busy road.”
What makes the farmer’s market particularly special is not just their products that they produce themselves but their vendors who are comprised of local families according to a CultureMap Dallas article from March 23 which reports,
“White Rock Farmers Market is part of Good Local Markets, the producer-only farmers market organization, and has been open every Saturday from spring through early winter for 14 years. They showcase all-local produce, meats, eggs, bread, pastries, honey, pickles, jams, and specialty foods as well as local artisans featuring handmade crafts.
Vendors include Along Came Tamales, Bohemian Shepherdess, Chandler Family Farm, Demases Farm, Highway 19 Farm, Hippos and Hashbrowns, Jersey Girls Milk, Lost Ruby Ranch, Juha Ranch, Texas Honeybee Guild, Leila’s Bakery, Rowlett Coffee Roasters, Texas Fungus and several others local artisans.
All Good Local vendors are certified local, no resellers no distributors. Good Local Markets requires that vendors come from 150 mile radius of Dallas and must grow or make their own products. Good Local staff even visits each farm and ranch to ensure locally grown and ethically raised.”
Their local market will be open every Saturday from 8AM to 12PM until before Christmas on December 17.