A Local’s Guide to the Dallas Farmer’s Market

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If you’re in Dallas, one place you can’t miss out on is the Dallas Farmer’s Market, just east of Downtown Dallas at 920 S. Harwood Street.

It’s one place I tell every visitor they simply must visit when they’re in Dallas.

The Dallas Farmer’s Market has an incredible view of downtown Dallas, and an even more incredible selection of local goods.

As you explore The Shed and The Market, you’ll find a mix of local produce, handmade jewelry, clever t-shirts, delicious local restaurants, and so much more.

What to expect at the Dallas Farmer’s Market

The Dallas Farmers Market is comprised of The Market and The Shed. Keep reading for details on each section.

The Shed:

  • The Shed is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Local vendors flock to The Shed, bringing in their fresh produce and latest handmade products.
  • Underneath a permanently tented area, these vendors line up in rows for you to shop and sample their products.
  • Expect a small town vibe and people in great moods. It always seems like the vendors are super cheerful and want to get to know you!
  • There’s a huge variety of products sold here. Besides the fresh produce, there’s organic pet food, succulent terrariums, handwoven baskets, fresh fish and chips, and so, so much more.
  • My all time favorite vendor is Hannah’s Gluten Free Bakery. If you’re gluten free like me, you have to try her cinnamon buns and donuts! They taste so much like the regular alternative!

The Market:

  • The Market is the indoor portion of the Farmer’s Market, open seven days a week. This building hosts all sorts of restaurants and shops.
  • The restaurants: Cajun, Afgani, and Vietnamese are 3 of many types of foods you’ll find.
  • The shops: Dallas Antique Co features local, rustic home decor and trinkets. Bullzerk offers super creative Dallas and Texas themed apparel. Lone Chimney Mercantile has unique artwork and decor. In the market for a gift? You’re bound to find something special here.

What to do at the Dallas Farmer’s Market

If you’ve never been to the Dallas Farmer’s Market, you’ll want to go on the weekend, when both The Shed and The Market are open.

When you get to the Dallas Farmer’s Market, you might get overwhelmed by the apparent lack of parking. But don’t worry, they just opened a new parking garage behind The Shed- and parking is free!

After you park, walk around, browse, shop, sample foods, and enjoy a meal. There’s so much to see and enjoy at the Dallas Farmer’s Market.

Listen to live music

On the weekends there is usually a band set up at the entrance to The Market.

It just adds to the festive ambiance at the Dallas Farmer’s Market on the weekends.

Shop The Boho Market

A lot of weekends are themed. About once a month or so, the Boho Market comes to the Dallas Farmers Market.

It’s my favorite weekend theme because there are a ton of gorgeous clothes/jewelry/local handmade goods for sale.

They set up Instagram-worthy photo spots and hang decorations for makeshift photo backdrops.

Grab plants at Ruibals

And while you’re here, check out Ruibals right next door- they’ve got a great variety of flowers and plants.

My favorite season for visiting Ruibals is the fall when they set up a photo-worthy pumpkin patch in the city!

What to bring to the Dallas Farmer’s Market

Bring your friends, significant other, family, dog, etc.

Everyone is welcome at the Dallas Farmer’s Market, and it’s a fun place to eat and walk around.

There are so many fun things to look at, and with such a variety of goods, everyone is bound to enjoy this kind of shopping.

You might want to bring a bit of cash, just to make buying things from The Shed a bit easier, but everyone takes credit cards these days! I have yet to find a cash-only vendor here.

Part of the Dallas Farmer’s Market is outdoors (vendors, patio seating, etc.), so bring sunglasses and sunscreen or a hat to protect your skin!

Getting to the Dallas Farmer’s Market

If you’re in the mood for a bike ride, it’s definitely a bike friendly place!

Whether you bring your own or use a bike ride-share option, feel free to go for a spin while you’re here!

Make sure you bring a backpack if you’re biking- one big enough to fit any goodies you might buy.

Also, parking used to be a nightmare, but like I mentioned earlier, they’ve opened a brand new, huge parking garage. (Which is great for people like me who get parking anxiety in the city… who’s with me??)

What’s your favorite thing about the Dallas Farmer’s Market?

Happy exploring,

Jasmine

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Hi, I’m Jasmine! I’m a nature-obsessed, beauty-finding, Jesus-loving dreamer with a serious case of wanderlust. I’ve quit my 9-5 to become a travel blogger, and my goal is to show others how they can too! And if you love your full time job, stick around for travel tips and inspiration! Thanks for following along on my adventures!

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