Branded from the canopies down to the trash cans, Local Artisan Market in Highland Park Village convenes Saturday on the sidewalks across the parking lot from the clock tower and in front of Theory.
Local doesn’t even pretend to be a farmers market. The monthly spring gathering is all about chic, local and artisan-made. So what can you expect?
* Texas Olive Ranch olive oils made from Texas-grown olives, including a handful of limited reserve single-varieties, such as Greek Koroneiki. (The regular Meyer-lemon olive oil is a fixture in my kitchen for salads and fish.)
* Sweet Virginia’s Toffee mixed into organic popcorn. It’s seasonal and will go away as soon as the weather heats up.
* Becerra’s Tamales, those light, ambrosial tamales from Victor Valdez, plus his salsas. (I can’t get enough of the tart salsa verde made with tomatillos.)
Other familiar faces include Kessler Pie Company, Designs by Diana (jarred goodies), Mother Beverage infused apple cider vinegar (the next great probiotic beverage after kombucha), White Rock Granola and more. If you miss the market, Royal Blue Grocery in Highland Park Village carries a lot of the locals in-store.
The Bake Sale pop-up bakery is back. Just in time for Easter and not too late for Passover shopping, bakers Lily Hanson and Skye Daniel do their pop-up number with challah, sweet Easter bread, chocolate macaroons and Semolina Orange Cardamom cake among other temptations. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Urban Goods, 1410 N. Fitzhugh Ave., next to Urbano Café and down the block from Jimmy’s Food Store.
Finally, Lola’s Local Market’s Easter event in Melissa includes 5,000 eggs for kids to hunt and an array of family fun, plus Lola the pig and her friends and the usual market items, from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Clearfork Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. 4801 Edwards Ranch Road, Fort Worth (The Trailhead at Clearfork). farmersmarket1848.com.
Coppell Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. 768 W. Main St., off Bethel Road. 972-304-7043. coppellfarmersmarket.org.
Cowtown Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. 3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth, under the tents in the parking lot of Texas Outdoors, on the Weatherford traffic circle (the confluence of U.S. 377, State Highway 183 and Camp Bowie). 817-763-0193. Facebook: Cowtown Farmers Market.
Dallas Farmers Market: The Shed, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Monday-Thursday. The Market food hall, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 1010 S. Pearl Expressway. 214-664-9110. dallasfarmersmarket.org.
Denton Community Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Denton County Historical Park, 317 W. Mulberry, Denton. dentoncommunitymarket.com.
Eden’s Organic Garden Center and CSA Farm: Market days, 9 a.m. to noon first third and fifth Saturdays. 4710 Pioneer Road, Balch Springs. edensorganicfarm.com.
Farmers Branch Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. 12700 Denton Drive. farmersbranchmarket.com.
Four Seasons Market-Belt Line: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Dal-Rich Village, 101 Coit Road, Richardson. http://fourseasonsmarkets.comfourseasonsmarkets.com.
Four Seasons Market-Carrollton: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. 2722 N. Josey Lane. fourseasonsmarkets.com.
Four Seasons Market-CrescentCourt: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. In the courtyard and along Cedar Springs. 500 Crescent Court, Dallas. crescentcourtfarmersmarket.com or fourseasonsmarkets.com.
Four Seasons Market-Flower Mound: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 2121 Cross Timbers Road. fourseasonsmarkets.com.
Four Seasons Market-Richardson: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 677 W. Campbell Road, at Floyd Road. fourseasonsmarkets.com.
Historic McKinney Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays. Chestnut Square Historic Village, McDonald and Anthony streets (park in the lot on McDonald). 972-562-8790. chestnutsquare.org.
Local at Highland Park Village: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20 and June 17. Mockingbird at Preston, Highland Park. hpvillage.com.
Lola’s Local Market: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Home of Lola the pig. 1771 Kever Main (off State Highway 5), Melissa. Facebook: Lola’s Local Market.
Oak Cliff Lions Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon every second and fourth Saturday. Lula B’s parking lot, 1982 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas. Facebook: Oak Cliff Lions Club Farmer’s Market.
Ridgmar Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays. 900 State Highway 183 N. (across from Ridgmar Mall), Fort Worth. 817-246-7525.
Tyler Street Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Tyler Street United Methodist Church, 927 W. 10th St. (parking lot on 9th St.), Dallas. goodlocalmarket.org.
White Rock Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Lake Pointe Church, 9150 Garland Road, Dallas. goodlocalmarket.org.