Brian Cummings – Guest Contributor
May 28 2011

The farmers markets were in full swing this weekend  with at least 19 different markets to choose today ranging from the Denton Community Market in the north to Waxahachie and Midlothian in the south, Cowtown Market in Fort Worth and the perennial Dallas Farmers Market in downtown Dallas among others.

Lots of produce was available at the two I visited--West Village Farm-to-Market and White Rock Local Market--including some tomatoes from West Texas.  I came home with some fresh peaches from Finley Farms, Gouda from Eagle Mountain Cheese and tamales from Brisket Heaven (a new item for them). And even though I got to White Rock by 9 a.m., I missed the eggs at JuHa's stand. 

Pictured in front of the tent in West Village is Vincent Hirth, the market manager for the West Village Farm-to-Market event. Unlike most markets, the West Village event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the late risers (Vincent is also the brains behind the Four Seasons Markets in Richardson and Castle Hills).  Also pictured is Sarah Perry, who helps run the twice monthly White Rock Local Market.  It's held in the parking lot at the Green Spot Market and Fuels on Buckner Boulevard.  Today's White Rock market was food only.  The market, scheduled for June 11 will include crafts as well.

Be sure to check our calendar for a complete schedule of markets. And if you want eggs, go early next week.