Visiting Mckinney Farmers Market
This post was originally published June 4, 2018
One of my favorite things about Summer is all the fruits and vegetables that are in season. When my friend suggested we check out the Mckinney Farmers Market I was ready to go. I have been making salads for lunch pretty regularly and I can’t get enough of all the fresh berries, melon, and stone fruit. Summer weather just calls for lighter eating.
What to Expect on Your Visit to the Mckinney Farmers Market
The McKinney Farmers Market is located near downtown McKinney, Texas. As my friend rightly described, downtown McKinney is so quaint and historic, it looks like you are on the set of a Hallmark Movie. The farmer’s market is pretty big. There is a labyrinth of stalls that are canopied by huge trees. I suggest wearing comfy clothes and shoes. Wear sunblock and shades, because the Dallas Hades-like heat is no joke.
I also advise you to bring a shopping bag for all your goodies. Most of the vendors accept credit cards, but some do not, or may offer a little discount if you pay with cash, so make sure you have some cash on hand.
Mckinney Farmers Market Vendors
There were a plethora of vendor stands with fresh and local produce. The market also had bakers, with artesian bread and pastries. I had the most delicious pastry and got a loaf of lemon rosemary bread from one of the stalls. This bread was so good toasted and sliced fresh, dipped in olive oil.
I mentioned here, how much love sipping iced or hot tea. I was thrilled when I found loose leaf teas These chocolate chip cookies and blueberry and poppy seed pound cake went perfectly with my tea.
I found green tomatoes at the Mckinney Farmers Market and whipped up some fried green tomatoes when I got home. My MIL started a vegetable and herb garden with the kids, so we were excited to see they had herb plants for sale that we could add to the garden.
Family-Friendly Activities at the Mckinney Farmers Market
The market also has a mini petting zoo, pony rides, and face painting for kids. These days we have been seeking more outdoor adventures for the family, as we are still socially distancing. I can’t wait to return the Mckinney Farmers Market with my little ones.
If you’re in the Dallas Fort Worth area you should check out the Mckinney’s Farmers Market. If you aren’t in Dallas, consider paying your local farmer’s market a visit. Supporting local farmers is so crucial and you never know what gems you’ll find.
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