The Dallas Farmers Market is The Shed, The Market and Mudhen Meat and Greens Restaurant. The Shed at the Dallas Farmers Market is an open-air pavilion where you can shop from regional vendors who grow, raise, make and produce food. You'll find a mix of farmers with seasonal produce grown in this climate, ranchers with naturally raised meats, cheese, eggs and honey, and food artisans who make breads, canned and regional/international foods. The Shed also has a handful of arts and crafts vendors throughout the year. The Market is a 26,000 square foot food hall and artisanal vendor market containing four anchor restaurants, a mixture of local specialty foods, artisanal food vendors and seating areas both inside and out where you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in a view of the Dallas skyline or observing the market-goers.
Once a humble horse-and-wagon wholesale business, the Dallas Farmers Market has grown with the city and turned into a hub for farm-fresh vegetables, dairy and more. Today, it stands as a symbol of Dallas’ commitment to the health and nutrition of the people who call this city home. As Dallas began to flourish in the late 19th century, farmers began to sell their produce in locations around the city from their wagons. Soon enough, the intersection of South Pearl Expressway and Cadiz Street became the hub of a thriving wholesale business—produce, chickens, pigs, eggs and goats were all sold to the people of North Texas. But as the city grew, so did the demand for farm-fresh produce and meat. So, in 1939, the site of the Dallas Farmers Market was expanded and the first Shed was established. By 1941, the site was officially sanctioned as a municipally owned and operated market.
Locally grown produce, Fruits and Vegetables, Gifts, Meat, Flowers, Plants, Restaurants, T-Shirts, Shopping Center
THE MARKET HOURS: Open 7 days a week Saturday-Thursday 10am-8pm; Friday 10am-9pm (Some vendors are open additional hours, see website directory for times.) THE SHED HOURS: Fridays 10am-5pm; Saturdays 8am-5pm & Sundays 10am-5pm
The Dallas Farmers Market offers abundant free parking including garage parking accessible on Harwood Street, street parking on Taylor, Marilla and Pearl Streets, and parking lots between The Market and Mudhen.