Can we bake a winning pie?

November 11, 2015 - garden totes

Calling all pies: The Good Local Markets Seventh Annual Pie Contest is looking for entries for a Sunday taste-off during Vickery Meadow Farmers Market. Categories embody fruit, nut, chocolate, cream/custard, tasty and girl (ages 16 and under).

Contestants contingency be amateurs. All tools of a cake — membrane to stuffing — contingency be done from scratch. Bakers contingency benefaction dual pies per entry, both for tasting, as good as yield a portion utensil.

Bakers contingency register online by Saturday ( It’s $10 per entry. Then we uncover adult for cake check-in during noon on Sunday. Prizes embody a ribbon, GLM tote, 2015-16 Good Local memberships and marketplace tokens.

All we pie-eaters, come on by, too. This competition always brings out a good array of artistic and tasty baked beauties for tasting.

Ain’t No Mo’ Butter Cakes update: After final week’s Eat Local, a calls for holiday orders came pouring in to Royal Blue Grocery, that wasn’t prepared for a deluge. The ubiquitous manager is seeking folks who wish a holiday butter cake to call ANMBC directly during 214-321-5350 to place an sequence and arrange a pickup spot.

Kim Pierce


The deteriorate for a sweet, red grapefruit innate and bred in Texas is on us as Rio Stars start display adult in grocery furnish bins.

“The initial ones are shipping now,” says TexaSweet Citrus Marketing mouthpiece Eleisha Ensign.

“The cooler a temperatures, a sweeter a fruit,” she says. “December, Jan and into Feb we get a really, unequivocally honeyed stuff.” Yes, a initial ones are a small on a green side, though still luscious and satisfying.


Coppell Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, by Nov. 21. Then it switches to winter marketplace hours. 768 W. Main St., off Bethel Road, by Thanksgiving. 972-304-7043.

Cowtown Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday year-round. 3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth, underneath a tents in a parking lot of Edelweiss Restaurant and Texas Outdoors, on a Weatherford trade round (the connection of U.S. 377, State Highway 183 and Camp Bowie). 817-763-0193. Facebook: Cowtown Farmers Market.

Dallas Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday. Closed Tuesday-Thursday. 1010 S. Pearl Expressway. 214-664-9110.

Denton Community Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, by November. Arts and crafts and furnish from a 100-mile radius. Denton County Historical Park, 317 W. Mulberry, Denton. Facebook: Denton Community Market.

Eden’s Organic Garden Center and CSA Farm: Market days, 9 a.m. to noon a first, third and fifth Saturday of a month, by Dec. 5. 4710 Pioneer Road, Balch Springs. 214-348-3336.

Fairview Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Farmshop Center in a Village during Fairview, 113 Prairie Road in a center, during U.S. 75 and East Stacy Road, Fairview.

Four Seasons Market-Carrollton: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton. fourseasons

Four Seasons Market-Richardson: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 677 W. Campbell Road, during Floyd Road.

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, by Dec. 19. Market Square, 120 W. Main St., Grand Prairie. 972-237-4599.

Historic McKinney Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, during Chestnut Square Historic Village, McDonald and Anthony (park in a lot on McDonald). 972-562-8790.

Lakeside Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday by Dec during Lakeside Baptist Church, 9150 Garland Road, Dallas.

Lola’s Local Market: Open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Home of Lola a pig. 1771 Kever Main (off State Highway 5), Melissa. Facebook: Lola’s Local Market.

Ridgmar Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday year-round solely Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 900 State Highway 183 North (across from Ridgmar Mall), Fort Worth. 817-246-7525.

Vickery Meadow Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Sunday during Half Price Books, southwest dilemma of a parking lot, 5803 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas.

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