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This Saturday at the Coppell Farmers Market, support your local farmers and food producers during National Farmers Market Week! Let’s celebrate the people who feed us!

10:30am - Panel Discussion with producers and farm advocates moderated by Amanda Vanhoozier, author of Just Picked TX and long-time food/farming community builder based in Coppell.

“First ever panel discussion at the Coppell Farmers Market with food artisans, farmers, market managers and avid customers! What are the benefits of farmers markets (food, social, economic, environmental); what is needed to support the farmers and small business start ups; what can be improved for the local food system in North Texas?”
– Amanda Vanhoozier, Panel Moderator

About the panel moderator and Just Picked TX


  • Helen Duran, CISD Child Nutrition, Garden/Farm to Table advocate, Educator, CFM Shopper
  • John Doumas, owner of Pop Star Handcrafted Popsicles, CFM vendor
  • Joe Baker, Pastry Chef and owner of Joe the Baker, CFM vendor
  • Keith Copp, large scale vegetable farmer & owner of Harvest to House, key CFM vendor
  • Sue Newhouse, berry and vegetable farmer & owner of Aunt Sue’s Barn, specializes in agrotourism and community education, CFM vendor
  • Amanda Austin, CFM Manager, vegetable/flower farmer, farm educator & advocate
  • The Coppell Farmers Market is open Saturdays, 8:00am - noon at 768 W. Main Street in Old Town Coppell. Lone Star Electronic Benefit (EBT) and bank ATM cards can be use to purchase wooden market tokens to be used as cash at vendors' booths.

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Produce from Fisher Family Farm David Fisher offers sweet, sweet watermelon along with cantaloupe and a variety of other produce from his farm in Van Zandt County.

Touted by Kim Pierce, special contributor to the Dallas Morning News, as a reliably outstanding place to buy local produce, the Coppell Farmers Market shines during this summer produce season. Sweet, sweet watermelon, cantaloupe, certified organic blueberries, heirloom tomatoes, Armenian cucumbers, hydroponic greens and lettuce, triple-rise cinnamon buns, colorful macarons and gluten-free quick breads are just some of the items available.

Please read the entire article in the Dallas Morning News - click here.

The Coppell Farmers Market is open Saturdays, 8:00am - noon at 768 W. Main Street in Old Town Coppell. Lone Star Electronic Benefit (EBT) and bank ATM cards can be use to purchase wooden market tokens to be used as cash at vendors' booths.


Along with the weekly farmers market vendors, the Coppell Farmers Market is partnering with the Coppell Arts Council to host more than 30 local artists this Saturday, May 20. Over 2/3 of the artists live in Coppell and all works of art are hand made. There will be local artists performing on three staging areas as well. This is a market not to be missed!

The Coppell Winter Market is open Saturdays from 8:00am - noon at 768 W Main Street in Old Town Coppell. Lone Star Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and ATM cards can be used to purchase market tokens at the CFM info booth in the center of the pavilion. To learn more, find Coppell Farmers Market online at or follow on Facebook for updates on schedules and events. 


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Join us this Saturday, May 13th, for a lively demonstration by a local dietitian and Ayurvedic practitioner, Sapna Punjabi-Gupta. This demonstration marks the second of our Market to Kitchen Chef Demo series.

Sapna Punjabi-Gupta will teach participants how to create a vibrant sprout salad that is beautiful, will be enjoyed by the entire family, and it’s loaded with many nutritious benefits.  During her presentation Sapna will teach a combination of the wisdom of Ayurveda, an ancient Vedic science of holistic healing, and western evidence of nutritional science. The demonstration will include instructions for growing moong beans sprouts in the home kitchen, plus a salad assembling how-to that focuses on the use of local, seasonal ingredients.

Sapna will also teach about her love for spices and how she uses them mindfully in everyday meals. The demonstration will begin at 10:00am and will take place in the greenspace next to the market pavilion, beneath the cover of blue Coppell Farmers Market canopies.

Learn more about Sapna Punjabi-Gupta and her business: Sapna Punjabi-Gupta is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and a Culinary Wellness Expert. She is the founder of her company Naivedhya and integrates her expertise and training in Western Nutrition with principles of Ayurveda in easy and practical ways for modern living. She offers personal wellness consultations, conducts interactive workshops, wellness lectures, and has a retail line of heirloom spices blends and products.

Sapna has a Masters in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University where she received specialized training in Neonatal Nutrition. She has extensive expertise in the area of Women’s and Children’s Health. She has been a Level 3 Clinical Dietitian for high risk antepartum women and critically ill premature infants at Baylor University Medical Center’s Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for over 10 years.

Sapna is a guest cooking instructor at Central Market and offers classes at Southlake and Dallas Lovers Lane location.  She is also the Wellness Advisor at the Crow Collection of Asian Art Museum in Dallas, TX where she conducts regular wellness lecture series on Ayurveda and Western Science.

Follow Sapna: 


Facebook: @Naivedhya

Instagram: @be.spiced

YouTube: @Be. Spiced

Twitter: @be_spiced

The Coppell Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon at 768 W. Main Street in Old Town Coppell. Lone Star Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and bank ATM cards can be used to purchase wooden market tokens (market cash) at the CFM info booth in the center of the pavilion. Find Coppell FM online at

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Karen & Peggy.JPG Karen Pearsall Gillham and Peggy Rosson

For the first time in many years the Coppell Farmers Market will undergo a change in leadership. Members of CFM staff and steering committee are honored to have had the opportunity to work with outgoing committee chair, Karen Pearsall Gillham, for over seven successful years. Incoming committee chair, Peggy Rosson, has been working alongside Karen since January of this year, and the baton was officially passed on Wednesday, April 19th, during a Coppell Farmers Market committee meeting.

Peggy Rosson has served as a volunteer for the farmers market and Coppell Community Garden since her move to Coppell more than three years ago. Upon retirement after 41 years in student life at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, Peggy relocated to be near her granddaughter. In California, she volunteered with the campus community service organization (all 41 years), the Stockton Earth Day Committee (20 years), and Girl Scouts (troop leader for ten years). She was awarded the Order of Pacific, Pacific’s highest honor for staff.

When asked why she chose to volunteer with the farmers market and community garden, Peggy explained that an ”investment in the gardens and market supports [her] belief that we are stewards of the earth, not its owners” and that she sees “the value of modeling healthy, sustainable living, not just talking about it.” She also explained that upon moving to Texas she quickly found that she wanted to spend more time with other garden and market volunteers.

Peggy has been notably dedicated to supporting the growth and success of both organizations, making her a desirable candidate for the CFM committee chair position. She explained that her lifelong volunteer ethic is inspired by her grandparents who “were role models for service and caring,” and when we asked her about looking ahead she said her goal is to “empower each of us to give what we can give and always keep learning from each other and our work together.” As the incoming CFM committee chair she wants “the market to continue to support a sustainable environment and strong sense of community.”

Supporting a strong sense of community is just what Karen Pearsall Gillham did during her term as the chair of the committee, which spanned 7 ½ years! Taking the reins in 2010 as co-chair with Ken Hevron, Karen then became the single committee chair by 2012. During her term she facilitated behind-the-scenes activities like keeping the steering committee (comprised of a group of citizen volunteers) on schedule to achieve goals set by two separate Strategic Action Plans. Early accomplishments included starting Winter Markets, implementing the acceptance of SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps), and achieving the market’s GoTexan and Texas Certified Farmers Market designations.

Overseeing two moves – from the original location on Bethel Road to a temporary location on South Coppell Road, then to the present location in the pavilion of Old Town Coppell – were mammoth tasks. Dealing with construction details, meetings with the City, and figuring out logistics of the new location as respects vendors and shoppers were tasks handled all on a volunteer basis. Even while holding down a full-time job with GE, Karen put in many hours of planning, working closely with other committee members and City Liaison Amanda Vanhoozier.
Karen has planned and headed the Farm to Table dinners through six years and will again work with Chefs Robby and Victoria Hooker on the 7th annual dinner this October, 2017.

Since the beginning of Karen’s term the farmers market grew from a small market to an intermediate-sized market. Extra time and effort is required to effectively manage a growing farmers market, so Karen headed the search for the Coppell Farmers Market’s first paid market manager. Amanda Austin now handles many duties previously carried by Karen and others on the committee, but Karen will remain as a member, sharing the expertise she has gained through the years. After all this time, she can’t imagine NOT being on the committee and working for the success of the CFM!

As Karen rolls off the chairmanship, she joins three of the four previous chairs in remaining active on the CFM committee. The committee benefits from the experience of original members and from the fresh ideas of new members. To join this dedicated group of volunteers and support the local food movement, please see the Volunteer page of our website.

The Coppell Farmers Market is open Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon at 768 W. Main Street in Old Town Coppell. Lone Star Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and bank ATM cards can be used to purchase wooden market tokens (market cash) at the CFM hospitality booth in the center of the pavilion. See website for more information.

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What do you get when you put a farmer and a chef under one roof? The most delicious quiche. The Coppell Farmers Market has a pretty strait forward mission: to foster a community gathering place with local food production at its center. So, our hearts throbbed when the talents of two particular vendors, Fisher Family Farm and Joe the Baker, came together last week.

I first caught wind of their collaboration when Joe Baker, trained pastry chef and owner of Joe the Baker, LLC, posted a photograph of the most perfectly golden quiche on his social media pages with a tag line that read “Check out the Fisher Family Farm & Ranch CSA for more fresh, seasonal, local veggies”.

Chef Joe’s quiche was made with Fisher’s Napa cabbage, leeks, and broccoli. Joe Baker and his family pick up their produce box subscription from Fisher Family Farm each week during the farmers market, but those who aren’t members of the farm’s CSA program can simply pick and choose veggies from the Fisher’s booth at the Coppell Farmers Market.

If you make your way to the Coppell Farmers Market this Saturday to round up cooking ingredients, be sure to visit both vendors because you’ll surely need a package of Joe Baker’s French macarons for dessert. The two vendors are nearly neighbors, located close to the pavilion’s east entrance.

Asiago Quiche with Leeks, Napa Cabbage, and Fresh Broccoli by Chef Joe Baker of Joe the Baker, LLC.  For the recipe in full, please click here.

The Coppell Winter Market is open Saturdays, 8:00am – noon at 768 West Main St in Old Town Coppell. Lone Star Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and ATM cards can be used to purchase market tokens at the CFM info booth in the center of the pavilion.  and Facebook.

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All farmers and ranchers at the Coppell Farmers Market take pride in raising their laying hens on pasture, and this time of year they are bringing an abundance of eggs to sell. One might ask “What does the term “pasture-raised” mean?”

It’s hard to sift through the continually changing marketing jargon to know what’s best for us, especially when it comes to food. First there was cage-free, then free range. Then we learned that both terms were misleading. Now, pasture- raised is the best option, and the term applies to meat, eggs and any other animal product. Pasture-raised means that the animals are raised on pasture, another term for grass. The animals live under the sun and have the ability to forage, resulting in the most nutritious products.  In the case of laying hens, the result is a bright orange, nutrient dense yolk, and delicious flavor.

It’s difficult to find products from pasture-raised animals at the grocery store but, at farmers markets most every rancher raises their animals in this ethical manor. Visit any of the Coppell Farmers Market’s four egg producers to find pasture-raised eggs on Saturdays.

Learn more, watch the short film: The Story of an Egg. 

In the 3 minute film The Story of an Egg, Poultry farmers explain the real story behind such terms as “cage free, “free range” and “pasture raised” so that consumers can make informed decisions when they go to their local supermarket (or farmers market).

The Coppell Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8:00am - noon at 768 W. Main Street in Old Town Coppell, rain or shine. Click here to see What's Fresh at the CFM this weekend. 

Lone Star Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and bank ATM cards can be used to purchase wooden market tokens (market cash) at the CFM hospitality booth in the center of the pavilion. 

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Beginning this Saturday, April 1st, the Coppell Farmers Market returns to a weekly schedule: open every Saturday until Thanksgiving, and then again twice per month through next winter.

Due to the mild North Texas winter many farmers and growers are making an unseasonably early return. Find a wide variety of produce this weekend- including vine ripened strawberries- plus veggie plants for your garden! To kick off the return of weekly markets we’re teaching and entertaining shoppers with a 10:00am Chef Demonstration and 10:30am Garden Time for Kids.

More about the Chef Demo: We’re excited to host Executive Chef Ray Skradzinski of Flower Mound’s new and acclaimed restaurant, The Table. Chef Skradzinski’s takes pride in preparing modern American cuisine from scratch, using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. The restaurant’s menu plays to the passions of the Executive Chef, who grew up on the East Coast. He began working in kitchens as a teen and eventually landed a gig as Executive Sous Chef for celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck. Skradzinski says, “The menu is a combination of my favorite things I have cooked professionally over the years yet also heavily influenced by foods from my childhood.” The chef demonstration will begin at 10:00am and will take place in the greenspace next to the market pavilion, beneath the cover of blue Coppell Farmers Market canopies.

More about Garden Time for Kids: During this short garden meet up children will have a chance to learn what’s growing the CFM Learning Garden and taste test fresh veggies from market farmers. The meet up begins at 10:30am and wraps up by 11:00am. The CFM Learning Garden is located near the splash pad and flagpole.

April 1st Farmer and Grower List:
Produce, Fruit, and Seedlings: D-Bar Farm, Farm Life, Cardo’s Sprout Farm, Elliot Grows, Fisher Family Farm, Weathertop Farm, Fun Guys Mushrooms, Sundance Garden

Meat, Eggs, Dairy: Rehoboth Ranch, Livestock First Ranch, Full Quiver Farms, Latte Da Dairy, Magnolia Seafood, Sam’s Salmon

The Coppell Farmers Market is open Saturdays, 8:00am-noon. The CFM is located at 768 W. Main St., in Old Town Coppell. Lone Star Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and bank ATM cards can be used to purchase wooden market tokens. 

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The Coppell Farmers Market is open twice monthly through the winter and our vendors have so much to offer. Winter market dates: January 28th, February 11th & 25th, and March 11th & 25th. Weekly market days return in April.

We think you’ll love shopping the winter market because:

  • There’s a great selection of cool weather produce. Our farmers are using techniques to protect their crops from frost, like hoop houses and light weight fabrics designed to cover row crops. Cooler temps produce sweeter root crops and greens! 
  • New vendors have contributed great products to the mix. Some crowd favorites include: nut butters, chemical-free household cleaning products, beeswax candles, and delicious spreadable cow’s milk cheese. 
  • Each winter our farmers market invites local makers and artisans to sell unique goods alongside our regular food producers. You’ll be sure to find a special gift or treat for yourself, and feel good about supporting local!

Open 8am-Noon. Located at 768 W. Main in Old Town Coppell 

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What’s fresh at the market this weekend.

SNAP benefits accepted at the Coppell Farmers Market.

Fruit– Pecan

Brussel’s Sprouts
Collard Greens
Bok Choy
Mustard Greens
Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans
Micro Greens (sunflower, radish, pea)

Specialty – Oyster Mushrooms, Herbs, Wheatgrass


Protein –  Wild Alaskan Salmon, Pasture Raised Beef, Lamb, Pork, Chicken, Bone Broth, and Eggs.

Dairy – cow’s & goat’s milk hard and soft cheeses, handmade butter and pimiento cheese spread.

Artisan food – tamales, artisan and sea salt spice blends,  Ayurvedic spice blends and teas, salsa and chips, homemade bread, croissants, pies, empanadas, Texas olive oil and vinegar, soup + dip + baking mixes, locally roasted coffee, jerky,  flavored nuts, pasta + ravioli + sauces, granola, jams, jellies and chutney, pickles, candied bacon, bacon jam, and specialty smoked bacon.

Other – landscaping and garden plants, soaps, doggie biscuits, bees wax tea lights, lavender skincare, knitted socks, and wood crafts.

GROWING PRACTICES: Our farmers products are Certified Organic, Certified Naturally Grown, Sustainably Grown, or Conventionally Grown. Ask your farmers to learn more, or visit the Meet Our Vendors page!