As we navigate uncertainty, there’s one thing for sure; the Dallas Farmers Market (DFM) is opened and wants to keep us feed with fresh produce, food court eateries, and the best homemade sourdough bread I’ve ever had. If you ever wanted to shop local, these farmers and vendors could use the help. Here are the top things you need to know before you go (including where to park for free).
Dallas Farmers Market: Top Things To Know
A couple of weekends ago, I went out to the Dallas Farmers Market to meet up with several travel bloggers for a photo walk and to learn more about tourism in the area. We saw cool murals, got great pictures of downtown Dallas, shopped local vendors, and ate good food. I even tried my first Boba drink.
Did you know the Market is opened every day, not just on the weekends? YES!
When Is The Dallas Farmers Market Open
The farmers market in downtown Dallas opens at 10 am on Friday – Sunday, but the food court, artesian vendors, and the Market are all opened 7-days a week. Some did not know this. On weekends is when the farmers bring out their fresh produce. Look for “The Shed.”
Also, there are nice and clean restrooms inside the Market.
Where to Park at the DFM – PS. It’s Free!
This was the question from us all. Where do we park? Did you know you not only can park in a secure parking garage, but it’s also free to park at the Dallas Farmers Market? Yes, it’s free to park at the Harvest Lofts parking garage located on S. Pearl, right across from the Market.
Get there early for a good spot. I got there around 10:35 AM and got a great spot by the entrance.
Dallas Farmers Market Restaurants
The diverse restaurants at the DFM are opened daily (most open from 11 am to 9 pm). I definitely had to educate myself while I was there, not only about the Market but also about the different food cultures I’ve never tasted. Our photo walk leader, Rory, is very knowledgeable about the area, and I pretty much mocked what she did the entire day. Really!
When we first got there, we all ordered a drink at Nammi Truck. My first ever boba drink, as I mentioned above. I really didn’t care much for the boba at the bottom of my drink, but the green tea with passion fruit that I ordered (because that’s what Rory ordered) was yummy.
We walked around the market, took pictures of a few murals, shopped at Ruibal’s for gorgeous flowers, and succulents then grabbed lunch at The Caribbean Cabana. I think we all ordered the same thing – Chicken Curry Jamaican patties.
Before we left, we all picked up tacos at El Mero Mero Tamalero (a family member’s request) to take home to our families.
Ruibal’s – Garden and Gift Shop
This is where you can find everything for your garden and yard.
From fresh-squeezed lemonade to sweet macaroons to a full list of places to eat lunch or dinner, there’s plenty of eateries at the Dallas Farmers Market to serve you and your family, and then grab dessert!