By Amity Thoams
Dallas’ favorite all-local farmers market — Good Local Markets — celebrates Earth Day on April 7 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the White Rock Farmers Market (9150 Garland Road).
Market patrons are invited to tour Tiny Houses from Indigo River Tiny Homes, a local tiny house builder. Texas Tree Foundation is sponsoring the event and will be offering free native pecan trees to take home and plant for those who purchase $50 worth of tokens or more at the market.
Learn from local farmers and ranchers about why eating local and seasonal is sustainable for the environment, while shopping fresh produce, proteins and artisanal offerings from market vendors.
Every Good Local Markets vendor grows or makes what they sell with no distribution. GLM vendors offer produce, artisanal foods and handcrafted goods, all grown or made within 150 miles of Dallas.
Good Local Market at White Rock is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Good Local Markets at Paul Quinn College are held every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. with hosted farm tours during business hours.
Good Local Markets is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization which supports local farmers, ranchers, bakers, chefs and artisans by providing a public space to sell fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, hand-crafted foods and other products while serving thousands of residents looking for healthy and locally sourced foods.
Additionally, Good Local Markets offers the Lone Star food stamp program, Love Your Farmer volunteer days, educational programs and workshops.
For more information, event calendar, vendor listings and sponsorships go to GoodLocalMarkets.org.