My three boys and I visited our closest Farmer’s Market today at Bartonville Town Center just across the street from Lantana.
They are open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 8 am until sell out. It is situated on the field next to he Town Center shops nestled under a few shade trees.
We excitedly went from booth to booth. I checked out the produce and the boys caught some roly-poly bugs.
The first booth was a lady selling fresh eggs from the chickens that she raises. I was really excited about making this purchase because I have always wanted to try fresh eggs.
She went on to explain that the bluish tinted eggs were from the Americana chickens. These are the fancy-looking chickens with lots of feathers. The other eggs were laid by her black and brown chickens. She encouraged us to do a taste test with our eggs from the grocery store. The Americana eggs in particular are supposed to be much richer. I can’t wait to try!
We also found a bunch of amazing produce. The farms are all very local – within 30 miles or so. I bought peaches, jalapeno peppers, onions, potatoes, plums, strawberries and some fresh pasta.
I had discounted this farmer’s market in the past because it is small. I was missing out.
After years of grocery store produce shopping I had forgotten how incredible fresh fruit smells! The strawberries smell amazing and completely different than what I buy at the store. I can’t wait until Wednesday to go back because we are already out of peaches.
If you don’t live near Bartonville, please check out this list compiled by the Dallas Morning News of Farmer’s Markets in the DFW Area.