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Robert Cox – Guest Contributor
Apr 1 2013
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The Coppell Farmers Market will open on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to noon, making its mark in Old Town Coppell for the 11th year. The opening day will kick off the season of weekly Saturday markets, featuring more than 30 vendors, some new organic farmers, along with the favorite familiar faces. 

The Coppell Farmers Market is located at 793 S. Coppell Road at Burns Street in Coppell and will be moving into the new development in Old Town Coppell when construction is complete. 

“We encourage everyone to come out every Saturday to be a part of the farmers market energy and pick up fresh food for the week,” says Karen Pearsall, CFM Committee Chair. 

The Coppell Farmers Market, established in 2003, has become one of the best community markets in the DFW area, where one can shop for all of their meals from this fresh and local source. Both customers and the farmers/producers have shaped the market to what it is today, guided by a community-based organization, the Coppell Farmers Market Committee. The committee has made the mark of the CFM mission to form a relationship with local growers/producers in order to provide fresh, seasonal produce and agricultural products for the community while fostering a sense of place in Old Town Coppell. 

Also rolling out with the season opening is a new logo, featuring the farmers market’s favorite produce, the tomato, held with care by a Coppell Farmers Market band. During the wait for the new development, the CFM marketing team used several different logos, so this newly designed logo will make the mark going forward. 

Produce to expect in April will be lots of leafy greens, like lettuces, spinach, kale, and collards, plus onions, radishes, beets, new potatoes and herbs. Farmers using natural methods are Elliott Grows, Good Earth Organic Farm, Weathertop Farm and Hiram Farms.  Shoppers will also find wholesome breads, natural meats from Livestock First and Rehoboth Ranch, fresh farm eggs, Eagle Mountain Cheese, Latte Da Dairy artisanal goat cheese and many more locally made products. Lone Star Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and bank ATM cards can be used to purchase wooden market tokens (market cash) at the picnic table by the free coffee.

For the most current market news and events, join the Coppell Farmers Market on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to a weekly email update on the website at www.coppellfarmersmarket.org

Story courtesy of Sharon Logan, Coppell Community Information Officer

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