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s North Texas settles into what promises to be one of our hottest summers on record, I’m challenged to imagine frolicking summer fun here. Rather, in addition to contemplating where to vacation for cooler weather, I’m meticulously planning all my comings and goings to avoid being out during the hottest part of day (which is really all day). Like most of you, I strategize to get parking closest to the buildings I’m going into; better yet, I seek out places that have covered or underground parking. I also try to figure out what to wear to look good and stay cool—or just stay cool. As we learn in our instruction manual, the Bible, in Genesis 8:2, even the summer heat is part of our Creator’s fine-tuned plan of provision for us and this wonderful Earth we’re privileged to inhabit. However, this extreme heat, like other extreme weather events much of the world has been experiencing, is the Earthly manifestation of imbalance, illness or “dis-ease”—similar to when we get a sore throat, stuffy nose, cough and fever. These are signs that something’s wrong with us, whether it’s a cold or COVID or something else. There’s a name for this illness that our planet Earth has caught: it’s called climate change, and it’s due to global warming. Seems to me it’s more like high blood pressure or cancer than a cold, because scientists say it won’t just run its course and go away; rather, it’s going to require some intentional and serious intervention, or it will get worse and worse. The good news is that the summer heat brings God’s bounty of wonderfully diverse produce to sustain us and other living things. One of the pleasures that makes me feel like I’m “summering” is enjoying the colorful, luscious fruits that are at peak harvest now. This year in North Texas we have watermelon so sweet and plentiful that they’ve been talking about it on the local news, and prices are lower than they’ve been in several years. We’re blessed in North Texas because we’re surrounded by amazing farms and ranches that supply us with fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy. This wonderful provision of our needs is mostly within 100 miles of the Metroplex, and we get to be the happy reapers of this harvest. If you’re wondering where to go to partake, check out our annual Farmers Market and Everything Healthy Food Guide on pages 17 through 34. Whether you want to find a nearby farmers market, a farm where you can buy fresh-picked fruits or veggies, a working farm where you can get out and pick your own or a farm that offers CSAs—boxes of fresh-picked produce regularly delivered to you—our pull-out guide tells you where to go. We also include resources if you’re not necessarily into cooking, but want healthy or organically prepared meals and services. We’re glad to be publishing this resource guide for the North Texas community for the eighth year because we know it is widely used. In this month’s feature article on the Healthy Food Movement, Bob Benenson writes that the pandemic spawned something beneficial: a noticeable trend toward healthier eating, evidenced in part by the explosive growth and success of local farmers markets like the ones here in North Texas. Because farmers markets were open as usual during the pandemic, people who went there needing groceries began to see the benefits of eating more healthily—not the least of which is stronger immunity against COVID and many other ailments. On page 18, we have some Tips for Savvy Shopping at Farmers Markets. Here’s a special one: get up and out early, because many farmers markets either sell out quickly or close at noon. The healthy eating movement isn’t just good for people; it’s also good for the Earth. As always, it’s our goal to help you live a healthier life on a healthy planet. Make sure to pull out our 2022 Farmers Market and Everything Healthy Food Guide and keep it handy until next July, when we’ll give you another one. Blessings until next month


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afari Nights at the Dallas Zoo through July 2 include live music from the area’s best tribute bands, popular animals, special keeper chats and encounters, food truck fare, craft beer and wine, and fun for the whole family. Zoo hours are extended until 9 p.m. July 2 features Escape, a Journey tribute. Attendees can bring blankets, lawn chairs, coolers with drinks and snacks, but no alcohol, glass bottles or disposable straws. Dino Safari, a guided tram experience, is open late. Adirondack chair rental is $5. Private cabanas are $200 ($175 for members), including six Adirondack chairs, an oscillating fan, small table and an ice bin with water. Additional food and beverage options are available. Cost is free with zoo admission: $21 adults; $16 children ages 3 to 11 and seniors 65 and older; free for children 2 and younger and for members. Parking is $10. For more information, call 469-554-7500 or visit

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he American Association of Museums accredited Heritage Farmstead Museum, in Plano, is the premiere living history site interpreting the Texas Blackland Prairie region in North Texas. Built in 1891 in a region of rich soil by Hunter Farrell, a successful businessman in Collin County, the farmhouse, with elaborate jigsaw trim, wrap-around porches and north-south orientation with opposing doorways, satisfied the need for shade and cross-ventilation in a period before air conditioning. Together with three barns and several outbuildings on a 365-acre spread, the homestead is definitely a showplace. The family retained ownership of the home and ran it as a farm until 1972. The Plano Heritage Museum was formed to preserve the home and grounds. The Heritage Farmstead Association works to preserve, teach and demonstrate the past to more than 30,000 visitors annually. The collection contains 10,000 objects and archival materials related to Blackland Prairie life in North Texas from 1890 to 1920. The library comprises information about the history of Plano, North Texas, Blackland Prairie life and Native Americans in the Texas region. Location: 1900 West 15th St., Plano. For more information, call 973-881-0140 or visit

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he North Texas Electric Transportation Compact was created this year to provide a mechanism for governments, large employers and educational institutions to reduce transportation-related emissions through the electrification of their scope 3 emissions and the reduction of employee travel through telework. Some examples are extraction and production of purchased materials; transportation of purchased fuels; and use of products and services. The public/private partnership of government, large employers and educational institutions to reduce transportation-related emissions in intended to achieve a healthier future and promote economic vitality for North Texas through the reduction of air pollution to prepare the region as it moves from non-attainment designation to “severe” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Actions include fleet electrification, the transition of employees to electric vehicles by providing workplace charging and programs, reducing employee travel through telecommuting and other strategies and conducting a greenhouse gas inventory. Benefits include reductions in greenhouse gas, better positions to compete for federal alternative fuel funding programs, connection to resources to advise on fleet transitions, long-term financial savings by reducing fleet fuel and maintenance cost, transportation-related cost savings for employees, cooperation and information exchange with other partners and monetization of collective emissions reductions. For more information, visit txetraorg.

John Bunker Sands Learning Tree Training Workshop


inda Dunn, Education Manager of the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner, will lead a Project Learning Tree workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 26, to provide new knowledge about educational strategies and content to help students better understand the environment and make better decisions. The award-winning program is an opportunity for educators to build on their training to offer and implement new activities and content in Pre-K to eighth-grade classes and can acquire continuing education credits. The Project Learning Tree workshop focuses on the forest and learning from it as a “window on the world”. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a training program that will aid in educating children about the complexities of the environment, and get to experience the environmental significance of the triple-bottom line John Bunker Sands Wetlands Center. Cost is $30. Location: 655 Martin Ln., Combine. Register at For more information, call Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 of email

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Taking the Guesswork Out of Gardening


he North Havens Gardens (NHG) Garden Coach program has grown to include three talented staff members over the last 15 years, each with an extensive and unique background in horticulture and landscape planning. As NHG Garden Coaches, they help clients identify areas in their landscape ready for improvement, suggest new approaches to refresh outdoor living spaces, recommend the proper plants as needed, maximize growing space on balconies and in containers, and provide planting and maintenance information specific to individual gardening needs. Kay Nelson, NHG’s founding garden coach, has worked with hundreds of clients over the years, and in that time, she has come to see that thoughtful landscape planning and implementation can enhance any living space and improve quality of life. She says, “No matter what your gardening goals are, a meeting with one of North Haven’s Garden Coaches can give you the confidence and skills to take your outdoor spaces to the next level.” There are two options; in-store or phone/virtual consultations ($35 for a 45-minute meeting or an at-home consultation within the NHG delivery area, $125 for one hour). (This service does not include to-scale renderings or planting services). At the time of the visit, participants receive a voucher for 20 percent off all full-price merchandise for 30 days. In addition, Garden Coach clients will be enrolled in the NHG Grow Card program and accrue points toward cash off retail purchases. For appointments, visit For more information, call 214-360-1590, email See ad, page 19. July 2022


Practice Sitting Tai Chi to Recover from a Stroke


Tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, typically involves moving the arms and feet in intricate, slow patterns, but a new study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke found that doing the hand and shoulder movements while sitting in a chair produced significant physical and mental benefits for stroke survivors. Researchers at the Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in China, found that after 12 weeks of performing sitting tai chi, 69 stroke patients had better hand and arm function, better sitting balance, a wider range of shoulder motion, less depression and a better quality of life compared to 65 people in a standard stroke rehab program. More than half of those doing the sitting tai chi continued to practice it after the study ended, with continued improvement.

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Surgery often activates high levels of anxiety in patients, but a Chinese pilot study of 116 women undergoing operations for gynecological cancer found that simple strategies dubbed “expressive arts therapy” can help. In the study group, women were encouraged to dance and do handicrafts while listening to music the day before the surgery. They practiced progressive muscle relaxation and listened to music immediately after the surgery, and on the day before their release, they were invited to write and draw to express their emotions. The researchers found that women in the therapy group experienced significantly less anxiety during their operations than women in a placebo group, although the effects didn’t continue after discharge. Ninety-eight percent of the women found the therapy beneficial. 12

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Don’t Assume Selfies Show True Facial Features The more than 100 million cell phone selfies taken every day have produced an unanticipated outcome: a documented uptick in plastic surgery. Younger women in particular are increasingly showing cosmetic surgeons their selfies to demonstrate why they want to change the size or shape of their nose, but these concerns may be based on a distorted perception because selfies distort facial features, say researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern. In their study involving 30 subjects, they took one photo 12 inches from the face with the arm bent and another at 18 inches with the arm straight. When comparing the 12inch selfies against a third photo taken five feet away, the researchers found that, on average, the nose appeared over 6 percent longer and the chin seemed 12 percent shorter. This created a distortion total of over 17 percent in the nose-to-chin ratio. Selfies also made the base of the nose appear wider relative to the width of the face. “If young people are using selfies as their only guide, they may be coming to plastic surgeons to fix problems that don’t exist except in the world of social media,” says study leader Bardia Amirlak, M.D. Polina Tankilevitch/

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Eat Grains to Reduce Inflammation and Liver Disease Risk

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Although most Americans eat only one-third of the recommended amount, nutrient-rich, whole grains already have been shown to play a key role in safeguarding against obesity and metabolic syndrome. Two new studies establish their positive effect on cardiovascular and liver health, as well. Researchers from Columbia University that followed 4,125 older adults for 25 years found that lower inflammation and fewer cardiovascular incidents were correlated with higher amounts of fiber in the diet— particularly from wheat, barley, oats and other grains—rather than from fruits and vegetables. And a Chinese study in The Journal of Nutrition Researchers tested the blood of 1,880 people, half of which had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, to look for markers of whole grain consumption. The subjects that ate more whole grains had a significantly reduced risk of developing the liver disease.

Consider Herbs from Traditional Asian Medicine for Diabetes

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Diabetes is rampant in the world today, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, but it was also a health condition many centuries ago among Tibetan, Mongolian, Miao, Dai, Uygur and Yi people in East Asia. To identify which diabetes medicines were effective in those indigenous medical systems, Chinese researchers examined medical databases and ethnic medical books. They found evidence of 112 such medications—105 plant-based, six coming from animals and one with fungal origins. The most commonly used were Astragalus membranaceus, now available in many contemporary immune-system formulations; Pueraria lobata, known as arrowroot or kudzu, and considered an invasive plant in North America; and Coptis chinensis, Chinese goldthread, whose main compound, berberine, is used in the West to treat bacterial and viral infections. “Ethnic medicine has abundant resources in diabetes treatment and has excellent development prospects, which is worthy of further exploration and modern research,” conclude the authors.

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Deep-Sea Mining is the New Frontier


Whether mining the ocean floor will be allowed to proceed and the minerals obtained there play a role in supply chains of the future is one of the biggest decisions of resource governance today. The seabed holds a vast quantity of mineral resources, yet is also one of the last pristine areas on the planet. A new white paper published by the World Economic Forum, Decision-Making on Deep-Sea Mineral Stewardship: A Supply Chain Perspective, has found that significant knowledge gaps make it hard to predict the scale of the potential effect, and decisions made now about mineral stewardship will have lasting effects for generations. The World Bank and the International Energy Agency forecast a multifold increase in the demand for key metals used for decarbonization, many of which are found in mineral deposits in the deep seabed, but some organizations and more than 600 scientists have called for a pause or total ban on the exploitation of these minerals. Positive factors such as increased metal supply, wider use of decarbonization technologies and benefits to countries from extraction royalties must be considered against the generation of sediment plumes, noise from extraction and impacts on the seafood industry.

Using satellite maps and radar to estimate the number of migratory birds streaming across the night sky, Chicago tops the list of cities where birds face the most danger from light pollution in both spring and fall. North America hosts about 3 billion fewer birds today than in 1970, according to a 2019 analysis published in Science. The causes include light pollution, climate change, vanishing habitat and pesticides. Scientists believe the combination of factors could lead many abundant bird populations toward extinction. For example, Cornell University ornithologist Andrew Farnsworth found that the seven annual Tribute in Light twin towers anniversary memorials on September 11 that project intense beams of light into the night sky attracted an average of more that 1 million birds. Within the first 20 minutes of each event, up to 16,000 birds crowded into a tight radius. Bird conservationists listen for disoriented chirps and if too many are circling aimlessly in the beams, the lights are turned off. BirdCast incorporates large-scale weather radar and machine learning to forecast the exact nights when hundreds of millions of migratory birds will arrive over U.S. cities. The team sends the data to conservationists and policymakers to help the birds by dimming lights along the way. SeanPavonePhoto/

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Attitudes Changing Toward Animal Rights


A new survey by the University of Exeter published in Social Psychological and Personality Science shows that children differ dramatically from adults in their moral views on animals. Researchers asked a group of 479 children and adults ages 9 to 11, 18 to 21 and 29 to 59 about the moral status and treatment of farm animals (pigs), pets (dogs) and people. The youngest participants said that farm animals should be treated the same as people and pets, and think eating animals is less morally acceptable than do adults. The two older groups held more traditional views. The findings suggest that speciesism, the moral imperative that gives different value to different animals, is learned as we become socialized. Dr. Luke McGuire says, “Humans’ relationship with animals is full of ethical double standards. Some animals are beloved household companions while others are kept in factory farms for economic benefit. Dogs are our friends, pigs are food.” McGuire notes, “If we want people to move towards more plant-based diets for environmental reasons, we have to disrupt the current system somewhere. For example, if children ate more plant-based food in schools, that might be more in line with their moral values, and might reduce the normalisation towards adult values that we identify in this study.” 14

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Renewable Energy Powers Major Japanese Railroad


On April l, Tokyu Railways trains running through Shibuya and other stations were switched to power generated only by renewable sources. Tokyu has more than 64 miles of railway tracks serving 2.2 million people a day, including commuters and schoolchildren. The sources include hydropower, geothermal, wind and solar power, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co., the utility that provides the electricity and tracks its energy sourcing. Japan, the world’s sixth-biggest carbon emitter, has a goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. Tokyu headquarters Assistant Manager Yoshimasa Kitano says, “We don’t see this as reaching our goal, but just a start.” The carbon dioxide emissions of Tokyu’s sprawling network of seven train lines and one tram service are now zero, with green energy being used in all stations, including vending machines, security camera screening and lighting. Tokyu, which employs 3,855 people and connects Tokyo with Yokohama, is the first railroad operator in Japan to have achieved the same goal. It says the carbon dioxide reduction is equivalent to the annual average emissions of 56,000 Japanese households. About 20 percent of Japan’s electricity comes from renewable sources, according to the nonprofit Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies. The other two ecologically friendly options are batteries and hydrogen power.

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The former Loring Air Force Base, in Limestone, Maine, on the Canadian border, closed in 2007, is now owned by the Aroostook Band of Micmacs. The superfund site is so polluted that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave it a waiver, deeming it technically impractical to clean, being loaded with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), cancer-causing compounds commonly known as “forever chemicals". PFAS tend to bioaccumulate, building up in soil, water, animals and humans; they can persist for hundreds or thousands of years and have been linked to kidney and testicular cancer, liver damage and suppressed immunity. In the spring of 2019, the Micmac Nation, nonprofit Upland Grassroots and their research partners began an experiment. Hemp is a good candidate for phytoremediation because it grows fast across much of the country. Its roots are deep and profuse to better absorb pollutants from the soil. By 2020, researchers discovered that the hemp plants were successfully sucking PFAS out of the contaminated soil via phytoremediation and hope that their example may help farmers that have discovered their soil is tainted. Micmac Chief Edward Peter-Paul says, “Anything we can do to contribute to making the environment better, we want to be a part of.”

Robbie Girling, an associate professor of agroecology, and other researchers at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology at the University of Reading and the University of Birmingham discovered that air pollutants can confuse pollinators that use odors to navigate and move around and communicate. A study they published in Environmental Pollution shows that ozone and diesel exhaust significantly reduce the presence of pollinators, the number of times pollinators visit plants and how many seeds the plants produce. James Ryalls, one of the authors of the study, says, “Some bugs might get the first sniff when chemical compounds from a flower land on their antennae. They then follow that odor plume like a treasure map back to the plant.” After feeding, Girling says insects such as honeybees learn which compounds lead to the tastiest flowers and return to them. But ozone and diesel exhaust can muddy those perfumes. “The [pollutants] can degrade the signal that they use, so they might not be able to find the flower anymore. Insects are under a lot of pressure at the moment from human influence, and when you start to push at things from all different directions, at some point, they can’t stand up to it. And they collapse.”

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Pandemic Trends are Shaping Better Local Food Systems by Bob Benenson


ike so much else on the planet, the two-year coronavirus pandemic turned the health food world upside-down. “I found myself thinking real dystopian and wondering if people would be able to survive if grocery stores crumbled,” recalls Diana Mondragón, of Rockford, Illinois. “That scary thought train reminded me that I want to learn how to be more self-sustainable.” Her once-occasional drop-bys to farmers markets are now an essential weekly ritual. “I want to support local farmers and food producers to help communities grow stronger and healthier,” she says. When the long supply chains of the conventional food system became disrupted, many Americans found themselves feeling insecure about food availability for the first time in their lives. The industrialized food system that had operated so efficiently for many generations had relied on long and complicated supply links; when they broke down or became gridlocked, the result was empty supermarket shelves and long waits for home deliveries. Add the economic repercussions and job losses, and about one in nine households lacked enough nutritious food to sustain a healthy life, report researchers from New York University. Faced with the system’s shortcomings, a noteworthy outcome 16

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has been a surge in demand for healthier food production using sustainable and humane practices. Unable to drop by a nearby grocery store and get whatever they wanted whenever they wanted it, many consumers began buying locally grown produce for both practical and environmental reasons. After two high-growth decades, farmers markets initially took a hit during pandemic closures, but they have since bounced back with renewed energy. A wide range of innovative solutions are being pursued by e-commerce entrepreneurs and food-equity advocates to get healthier local food into more hands and more neighborhoods.

Surging Concerns

Sales of natural and organic products in the U.S. grew by about 10 percent in 2020, the year of the COVID-19 outbreak, and by another 8 percent in 2021, reports SPINS, a Chicago-based data research firm, in Nutrition Business Journal. Sales growth in that sector was six to seven times larger than for conventional products, which experienced barely any sales growth at all. Helping spur the trend, cheap food at supermarkets isn’t so cheap anymore, making organic food look better by comparison. The research company Data Weave reported in March that conventional food prices jumped by 11 percent in the previous 12 months

of the pandemic, while prices for organic food increased by a relatively modest 2 to 4 percent. The price pressures on conventional food “will continue to go up rapidly,” says Matt Tortora, co-founder of WhatsGood, a Rhode Island-based food e-commerce company. “The war between Russia and Ukraine is going to exacerbate that issue. And it seems like most of what’s going on in the world is going to affect our global supply chains even further, and in more profound ways than just our gas pump.”

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The dominance of supermarkets and bigbox stores in the years following World War II greatly diminished supply and demand of farm-fresh local food. A back-to-the-future trend that started taking hold a generation ago spurred a five-fold increase in the number of farmers markets across the nation, along with a proliferation of farms selling community supported agriculture subscriptions that delivered weekly batches of fresh produce to members. These increased sales enabled many small farmers to offset the body blow from business lost due to pandemic-related restaurant shutdowns; a number of them thrived, with record sales. The signs for the 2022 outdoor market season have been encouraging. Green City Market, widely regarded as Chicago’s premier farmers market, reported more than 13,000 visitors in a six-hour span on May 7, even though the weather was still on the cool side and few spring crops were in season after a chilly and wet April. At the same time, a previously little-used conduit for local health food sales—e-commerce—shows signs of spurring long-term growth. Some individual producers nimbly built out their webbased product sales by also providing home delivery, previously a rarity in the local food scene. For example, the e-commerce site Avrom Farm (, of Ripon, Wisconsin, sells not only its own products, but also goods from other farmers, and Three Sisters Garden, of Kankakee, Illinois, which raises specialty vegetables, has converted entirely to e-commerce and home delivery. Taking this concept to the next level is WhatsGood, which in 2014 began providing home delivery and pickup services for farmers markets in several cities. In the pandemic, the company became a lifeline to connect farmers with consumers at a time when stay-at-home orders and social distancing concerns hampered or closed farmers markets. Late last year, WhatsGood introduced a new business model that bypasses farmers markets to allow consumers to order goods online directly from farmers for home delivery. now operates in 21 states. Tortora

estimates that demand for local food is about 12 times greater than it was before the pandemic, even as supermarkets again start stocking more faraway-grown, conventional produce.

Even Better for the Planet While the pandemic created a sense of urgency about healthier eating, it also elevated concerns about the health of the living environment. An April 2022 study issued by New York University’s Stern Center for Sustainable Business found that products specifically marketed as sustainable had a 17 percent share of the market for consumer-packaged goods, up from 13.3 percent in 2015. Nearly half of all products introduced in 2021 touted sustainability benefits, up from 28 percent in 2017. Organic food sales in 2021 amounted to $51 billion; 30 years earlier, that market was estimated at a mere $1 billion, says the SPINS report. Now there is growing support to take stewardship of the land to the next level through regenerative agriculture practices which focus on building and maintaining the health and biological vitality of the nation’s soils, and in some cases, means restoring soils stripped of their vitality by conventional farming practices. It has been most heavily promoted by the Rodale Institute, based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, which has developed standards for a Regenerative Organic Certified food label. The sustainability issue resonates deeply with people like Katlin Smith, founder and CEO of Chicago-based Simple Mills, a 10-year-old company that’s widely recognized as the preeminent natural baking mix brand nationally. “I started the company after seeing what a huge impact food has on all of our bodies, and I realized how much we had processed the heck out of our food. And it was really undermining people’s health,” she says. In the last two years, the company has expanded its focus to work with farmers to improve soil health and biodiversity, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It recently joined forces with the frozen smoothie company Daily Harvest and gluten-free frozen pizza maker Capello’s to advance regenerative soil practices in almond growing. “Regenerative agriculture is really just growing food in a way that leans into nature and builds a healthy ecosystem for all who are involved,” says Smith.

Supplying Underserved Communities Local food communities around the country are also playing an increasingly dynamic role in addressing food equity, access and security issues. Less than a decade ago, fewer than half of all farmers markets nationwide accepted federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for purchases. Today, backed by U.S. Department of Agriculture funding, most do, with many markets accepting state-backed debit cards. To further increase access to locally produced food for lower-income families, many states provide matching shopping funds up to a certain limit, as do programs run by nonprofit organizations such as California’s Market Match and Double Up Bucks, run by the Michigan Fair Food Network. To get healthy produce to people that live in urban “food deserts”, nonprofits are pioneering creative approaches. The Urban July 2022


Growers Collective operates eight farms on 11 acres of land on Chicago’s Southside that combine education, training and leadership development with the growth of organic crops, which are then driven in a “Fresh Moves” bus to local community and health centers, and churches. Founded by food justice advocates Laurell Sims and Erika Allen, the Collective worked with a coalition of nonprofits during the pandemic to deliver boxes of free food to households in underserved neighborhoods across the city. The pandemic

“forced us to do some of the things we’d been talking about, but said we don’t have time yet. We just dived in,” Sims says. The dramatic impact of the COVID-19 crisis drove up local interest in the Collective’s community gardens, with the number of volunteers jumping from 10 to 50. “It made a lot of people realize this ain’t no joke. People close to us were passing away,” says farm manager Malcolm Evans, who started volunteering for the Collective a decade ago as a teenager growing up in a nearby public housing

project. “People wanted to really know how to grow food. We’ve been doing it for years, trying to bring this to folks’ attention. Everybody needs to understand food and know where it comes from.” Bob Benenson is publisher and writer of Local Food Forum, a newsletter that covers all aspects of the local food community in the Chicago region. He can be contacted at Bob@LocalFood

SAVVY SHOPPER TIPS FOR THE FARMERS MARKET ing) produce with the era of mass food retailing. As a result, a lot of One longstanding obstacle to convincing folks to go all in on local foods at farmers markets is the widespread belief that it is prohibitive- imperfect fruits and vegetables have been tossed away. The growing ly expensive. It’s not. True, some items have always cost a bit more at national concerns over food waste are leading some consumers to farmers markets than at a local big-box supermarket. Farmers whose look closely at items—formally known as “seconds” and sometimes produce carries the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic or other referred to as “ugly” fruits and vegetables—that don’t have perfect sustainably grown certification eschew artificial fertilizers, herbicides, appearance, but are perfectly edible, nutritious and usually cheaper. If pesticides and GMO (genetically modified organism) crops, which they aren’t visible at our favorite farmer’s stand, just ask, because they means that their methods are more labor-intensive than is the case are often tucked away. We may not want to serve them as-is to dinner for a majority of conventional farmers. guests, but when chopping and dicing or making stews or preserves, Most farmers market vendors are small- to medium-sized producers, appearances make little difference. and they don’t have the economies of scale that enable conventional KNOW THE FARMER. Farmers market regulars almost certainly growers and retailers to offer deep discounts. Yet there are many ways get to know their favorite vendors, and may quickly get to be on a to save money at farmers markets. first-name basis. They will freely share advice about how to prepare COMPARE PRICES. Most markets have multiple vendors selling the items they sell and what’s in stock now, soon or at the end of their similar varieties, so take some time to stroll around and check out growing seasons. It also improves chances of getting the occasional the prices at the different stands. personal discount—but do not show We might find one that is the price up near closing time and ask for a leader across the board or that difdiscount on unsold products. Most ferent stands have lower prices for farmers and market managers hate different items. that. If lots of people wait until the last BUY IN SEASON. Simple supply minute, a lot of farmers would soon and demand: The more of a product be unable to stay in business. a vendor has to sell, the more likely it KEEP IT COOL. Produce picked a is that it is going to be priced to move. day or two before hitting the market is So, practice seasonality and look for going to be fresher, taste better, mainfavorite items at the peak of their tain a higher nutrient density growing season. and last longer than products that are BUY IN BULK. Many farmers picked before their peak and sit in market vendors provide discounts warehouses for a while. But that shelffor multiple purchases of the same life advantage can shrink if farmers or similar items. If summer squash market purchases are not protected is priced at $1 per piece, but $2 for from high temperatures. Some stratthree, it is the equivalent of, “Buy two, egies are to shop early on hot days, get one free.” bring along insulated bags and cold SAVOR SECONDS. Consumers packs, and possibly buy frozen fish, became familiar with the concept of poultry or meat on the way home to perfect-looking (if not perfect-tastkeep the produce chilled. Green Community by Sandra Glover 18

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hat a difference a year makes. Emerging from the pandemic and working toward returning to normal status, the sunny (mostly outdoor) environment of myriad farmers markets in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex reminds us that life goes on. Buying produce and goods locally supports family farmers, protects the genetic diversity of crops and reduces the environmental impact of agriculture. The grassroots nature of buying directly from farmers eliminates the vagaries of long supply chains of supermarkets that may experience interruptions and extended carbon footprints or add to inflation. Imagine sitting down to a delicious, nutritious family meal and setting an extra place at the table for the smiling farmer that sold the bounty of their heartfelt labor.



The mission of Friday Night Market on the Square is to provide locally grown, fresh, high-quality produce products while giving local farmers, producers and artisans an economic outlet within Celina. Market is from 6 to 9 p.m. every first Friday (except July, which will be second Friday). Check the website for a calendar of events. 302 W. Walnut St., Celina 904-514-0273

In its 14th year, this Main Street project is a combination farmers market and flea market, featuring fresh produce, plants, food, crafts, collectibles, jewelry and more. This market will take place every first Saturday of the month through October from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 151 S. Main St. - The Onion Shed, Farmersville 972-784-6846 An exciting farmers market experience, Frisco Fresh Market brings nearly 100 local farmers, producers, artisans, chefs and craftsmen together in a spacious outdoor marketplace. Chef demos, live music and a rotating schedule of family-friendly events takes this market to the next level. The outdoor market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9215 John West Elliot, Frisco 469-516-1285


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Browse an abundance of farm fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, preserves, handcrafted items and more. Also check the calendar for special events and kids’ activities. Open every Saturday through October 26 from 8 a.m. to noon.

A local family-owned produce market located in downtown Plano specializing in homegrown produce, locally made jams, salsa, candles and more. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Offering local and organic meat, honey and produce. Market vendors also offer baked goods, artisan and specialty foods, plants and flowers and more. Open every second and fourth Saturday from April though October, plus, Lucas Country Christmas on December 2. Food and produce from 35+ vendors and artisan offerings. Located next to City Hall at Lucas Community Park. 665 Country Club Rd., Lucas


916 East 15th St., Plano 972-516-4765

Lucky Layla Farms supports a healthy lifestyle by offering the community handcrafted yogurt with real fruit pulp, active probiotics and no additives or preservatives. The products are made from award-winning Guernsey and Jersey cows that are rBGH-free. Available at their farm store, in addition to multiple locations throughout Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.


3721 North Jupiter Rd., Plano 214-748-2912

Come to the Boardwalk to browse a selection of fresh produce, homemade goods and more. See revolving dates and time on the market website. 5880 Highway 121, Plano 972-965-1144


From fruits and veggies to jarred goods and firewood, this market carries a little of everything. Check Facebook for latest updates. 1771 Kever Main, Melissa 214-404-8353


The Market at Luscombe Farm is truly a unique experience held inside a 4,600-square-foot historic hay barn. Shop fresh vegetables and fruit, Texas-made products and more. Enjoy the Texas country atmosphere while supporting local farmers and artisans the second and fourth Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., May through September. Find on Facebook: The Market at Luscombe Farm. 8649 Luscombe Farm Dr., Anna 214-212-0814




315 S Chestnut St., McKinney 972-562-8790

6121 West Park Blvd. 972-965-1144

768 West Main St., Coppell 972-304-7043

Previously ranked the number one farmers market in Texas, providing local and organic meat, dairy, honey, produce, baked goods, artisan and specialty foods, wine, plants and flowers, craft items and more. Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through November (except the Saturday after Thanksgiving).


This farmers market features locally grown and produced food items. Weekly findings can include a variety of fresh produce, meats, seasonings, pasta sauces, soaps, salsa, caramels, jams, pickles and more. Hours of operation are 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Main Street and East Marshall Van Alstyne 972-836-9044

Willow Bend Farmers Market provides small business owners and farmers an opportunity to promote their homegrown or handmade products. Here visitors can find an interesting selection of organic tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers and other veggies, in addition to honey, cookies, popcorn, jewelry and artisan handbags. This market is held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


More than 20 vendors sell local produce, meat, eggs, honey, bread, jam, pastries, pie cookies and candies. The public is welcome to browse the exciting selection every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2722 North Josey Lane, Carrollton 972-884-0680

Products include candles, bakery items, dog biscuits, dairy, eggs, salmon, berries, honey, plants, flowers and more. All produce is grown within a 150-mile radius of Coppell. This weekly market runs rain or shine every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Safety guidelines are in effect for visitors and vendors, see website for more information.


This fourth-generation, family-owned and operated grocery store provides all natural goods and seasonal produce from local farmers at a reasonable price. The market is open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duncanville - 1026 South Main St., Duncanville 972-283-8851 Dallas - 778 Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas 214-748-8851 Farmers Branch 13091 Bee Street, Farmers Branch

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Check out Crescent Court Farmers Market the first Saturday of every month, where you can find local produce, sweets, juices, candles, jewelry, woodwork, and more. Explore the boutiques and food stands while enjoying music and seasonal pop ups. The market takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. 500 Crescent Court, Dallas 972-884-0680

120 West Main St., Grand Prairie 972-237-4599


In the heart of downtown Dallas, the Dallas Farmers Market is cultivating a healthy lifestyle through The Market, a food hall with eateries and shops and The Shed, the farmers market in an open-air shed. The market is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with some shops opening earlier and staying open later. The Shed offers local produce and natural meat, honey and eggs directly from farms and ranchers, along with food artisans. The Shed is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 920 South Harwood, Dallas 214-664-9110


Shop local produce, honey, eggs, meats, baked goods and breads, plant starts, homemade soaps and beauty products, tamales, pickles and more. All products sourced within a 150-mile radius of Dallas. Hours are Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through August 15. 6434 E. Mockingbird at Abrams, Dallas


Red Tent Markets’ goal is to provide a marketplace for small business owners and farmers to promote their homegrown or handmade products. Check website for rotating hours and locations.


This market is the first and only all organically and locally raised farmer direct market. A range of fresh organic produce is available. The market is open April through December from 9 a.m. to noon on the first, third and fifth Saturdays (December only the fifth Saturday). Safety protocols for visitors and vendors in effect. See website for more details. 4710 Pioneer Rd., Balch Springs 214-348-3336


Grand Prairie Farmers Market at Market Square is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from April through mid-December. The market, which has been ranked #1 in Texas by American Farmland Trust, features locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, tamales, salsas, dips, relishes, farm-fresh eggs, local honey, plants, soaps, candles and more. In addition, the market is home to a variety of special events throughout the year, such as the annual Crawfish Boil and Hatch Chile Fest!

Established to develop a European style, the market provides a place for ranchers, farmers, specialty food produces and craftsmen to interact with consumers in a family-friendly atmosphere. The outdoor markets average 35 vendors and are held weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday throughout North Texas. Check the website for rotating location and time.

3700 Legacy Dr., Unit 21103, Frisco, Texas 972-965-1144


This market and greenhouse is stocked with a variety of plants, seasonal fruits, local meals, dairy, vegetable and natural and organic foods. Their plant farm now consists of nearly 130 greenhouses and covers nearly 30 acres, growing high-quality bedding plants, right inside the Dallas city limits. The market is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 3646 E. Rosemeade Pkwy., Dallas 972-306-2899

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Farmers and growers practice natural, sustainable and organic techniques, and all products come from a 150-mile radius of Dallas County. Special items include baked goods, cheeses, tamales, meats and pastas. Open every Saturday 8 a.m. through noon in the west lot. Saint Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church 4344 Colgate, Dallas


Shop local produce, honey, eggs, meats, baked goods and breads, plant starts, homemade soaps and beauty products, tamales, pickles and more. All products sourced within a 150-mile radius of Dallas. Saturdays March through December 18, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 9150 Garland Rd., Dallas 469-850-2426


This producer-only farmers and artisan market offers locally produced items from within a 100-mile radius of Denton. The market features produce, meats, dairy products, honey, eggs, art products, and a variety of handmade items. Kids’ activities, live music, and special events are curtailed in 2020 until further notice. Open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 317 West Mulberry St., Denton 940-268-4326


Visit Lake Dallas Farmers’ Market to find an abundance of fresh produce, locally-made crafts, and fresh-made food and support local farmers and artisans. The market will take place every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. through October. Lake Dallas City Hall, 212 Main St., Lake Dallas 940-497-2226


Previously known as Ennis Farmers Market, but changed its name in 2020. This market, which has been in operation since 2014, welcomes 500-plus patrons on any given Saturday that browse 25 vendors providing a wide selection of fruits, vegetables, honey, meat, nuts, cottage and prepared food and crafts. Special events and cooking demos are scheduled throughout the season. Open every Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to noon. 100 North Dallas St., Ennis 972-878-4748


This bustling market has locally grown produce, plants, spices, eggs, jams and jellies, jewelry, pottery, clothing and other foods and décor items. The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. 701 Howard Rd., Waxahachie 469-309-4111 development/downtown_farmers_market.php


This market is open to locally produced, handcrafted items, plants and flowers, and traditional produce. Products available include fruits, vegetables, trees, flowers, nuts, breads, cakes, pickles, jams, jellies, spices and much more. Hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. See website for safety protocols set for visitors and vendors. 701 W. Main St., Denison Gateway Village at the intersection of Highway 75 and FM 691 469-712-9122

JOHNSON COUNTY Burleson Farmers Market The market’s goal is to provide visitors with the freshest, highest-quality local fruits, vegetables, breads, meats and other products. Offerings include fresh produce, natural chicken and beef, fresh salsa, jewelry, crafts, essential oils and more. Open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 141 West Renfro St., Burleson 817-233-6188


Downtown Cleburne Farmers Market is excited to be opening for it’s first Market in the 2022 season and hopes to provide the people in or near Cleburne with an accessible place to shop Local. Located in Downtown Cleburne. Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday from April to October. Special holiday markets in November and December. Multiple vendors of farm-fresh produce selections and meat, fresh-baked sourdough bread, sweets, baked treats, beef jerky, salsa, sauces, snacks and more. Arts and crafts also available. 302 S. Main St., Cleburne 817-783-3588


This market has been operating since 1979 and consists of 100 acres containing five orchards with approximately 10,000 peach trees and a variety of additional fruit trees. Picked peaches, cider made with fresh fruits and homemade pies are available to take home. Visitors can also try the market’s award-winning soft-serve ice cream made with their own peaches and strawberries. Mid-May through mid-August, hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11939 CR 309, Terrell 972-524-2028

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Visit Navarro Country Farmers Market and find a selection of local vegetables, fruits, fresh yard eggs, honey, jams, jellies, herbs and much more. Open every Saturday through August from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. 408 E 6th Ave., Corsicana 903-641-8878


Since 2008, this market has provided fresh produce and specialty foods such as grass-fed meats, fresh-baked artisan breads, farm eggs, seafood, honey, jams, pasta, tamales and more to the community. Local talent plays live music every week. The seasonal market is open Saturdays through September from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. COVID Guidelines can be viewed on their website. Downtown Square, 101 Rusk St., Rockwall 214-543-4066

This market has been around for more than 30 years and is a member of Go Texan and North Texas Farmers Market Association. Fruits, vegetables, microgreens, grass-fed meats, cheese, flowers, herbs, artisan baked goods, tamales, and bath and body products are available for purchase. Open year-round on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. 3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth


The philosophy at this market is local food, inspiring others to plant, being organic, educating, working with nature, and building community. Offering organic produce and a beautiful variety of flowers. Open Thursday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The market has fresh produce, meats, salsas, live music, chef demonstrations, health presentations, pet products, crafts and more. All vendors sell Texas-made products and original art pieces. The market is open every Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.


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This is a year-round indoor market that carries fruit, vegetables, jams, peanuts, flowers and plants. Hours of operation are Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


2824 Brown Trail, Bedford 817-358-9510

4801 Edwards Ranch Rd., Fort Worth 817-731-7396



520 S. Main St., #203, Grapevine 817-527-7446

The Clearfork Farmers Market features more than 25 local farmer, rancher and artisan vendors every Saturday year-round. The market is committed to providing fresh, high-quality and locally grown products to the Fort Worth community. The market is open from 8 a.m. to noon.

7700 Davis Blvd., North Richland Hills 817-428-7075

900 Alta Mere Dr., Fort Worth 817-246-7525 RidgmarFarmersMarket.html

This family-owned business carries fresh produce, tamales, local honey, grass-fed beef, fresh salsa, hormone-free chicken and more. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.


For more than 10 years, this market has been carrying local products that support Texas farmers. Items for sale include produce, canned goods, candy, nuts, pottery and plants. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

2825 8th Ave., Fort Worth 817-922-0930 This market in the heart of downtown Grapevine sells pickles, gluten-free pastries, goat milk, bath and body products, organic cotton, honey, olive oils and vinegars, tamales, beef jerky, nuts, cheeses, free-range chicken and other natural meats. The indoor market is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.




400 Bear Creek Pkwy., Keller 682-593-3931


Midcities Market is an outdoor market where local producers, artisans and food vendors come to sell their local products to the community. Market is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 209 Harwood Dr., Bedford FarmersMarket

The goal of Saginaw Farmers Market is to provide the community fresh, local fruits, vegetables, breads, meats and more. The market strives to have as much of its offerings come from local producers as possible. Hours of operation are every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 752 S. Knowles Dr., Saginaw 817-847-4554


Visitors to Watauga Farmers Market will encounter a wide array of local farmers, ranchers and artisans. Each market features around 35 vendors. Hours are Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Watauga Pavilion. 7600 Denton Hwy., Watauga 972-884-0680


ummer is a fantastic season to shop at your local farmer’s market here in Texas. There are tons of fresh fruits and vegetables ready to be taken home and cooked to make a healthy meal for your family.

Courtesy of our own Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, located at 17360 Coit Road in Dallas, here are some recipes that utilize fruits and vegetables that you would be able to find this time of year at your farmer’s market, or at a great value at your local grocery store.


ONE DISH CHICKEN GREEN BEANS AND POTATOES YIELD: 4 SERVINGS 4 medium red potatoes cut 2 cups fresh green beans cut 1 pound chicken breasts ¼ cup olive oil 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning blend Cut green beans into bite size pieces. Line one side of the pan with green beans. Cut potatoes into bite size pieces. Line opposite side of pan with the potatoes. Line the chicken breasts down the middle of the baking dish. Evenly distribute olive oil over the green beans, potatoes and chicken. Sprinkle Italian seasoning blend over the entire pan. Cover with foil and back for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Calories: 420 per serving

4 cups watermelon cubed 2 cups cucumber cubed ½ cup red onion sliced ¼ cup basil chopped 2 Tbsp olive oil ½ cup balsamic vinegar 2 oounces Fat Free feta cheese crumbled Mix together watermelon, cucumber, red onion and basil. Mix together olive oil and balsamic vinegar then pour over the watermelon mixture. Top with feta cheese and enjoy Calories: 110 per serving

PARSLEY CRUSTED FISH YIELD: 4 SERVINGS 3/4 cup bread crumbs 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley 2 tsps grated lemon peel 1 garlic clove minced ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 2 Tbsp olive oil 4-4 ounce cod or other fish fillet Nonstick cooking spray In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, parsley, lemon peel, garlic, salt and pepper. Brush oil over one side of fillets. Gently press into crumb mixture. Place crumb side up in a 9×13-inch baking dish coated with cook- ing spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Calories: 240 per serving For more recipes visit July 2022


FARMS and CSAS (Community Supported Agriculture) 413 FARM

413 Farm produces pasture-raised pork, sausage, bacon, bratwurst, whole chicken, chicken wings, angus beef, beef sausage, eggs, raw milk cheese and more. They ship their local product in both Oklahoma and Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas. Their products can also be found at the Dallas Farmers’ Market. Visit their website for more information or connect on Facebook.


Ashley’s Farm Fresh items include sourdough soft pretzels, Guinness beef stew, Japanese curry, gyozas, wontons, spring rolls and more for pickup or delivery. The products are also available at the Dallas Farmers’ Market and others. Van Alstyne 214-548-7926


This is a certified naturally-grown suburban micro-farm that grows flowers, herbs, specialty vegetables, fruits and free-range chicken eggs. Earthworms and seeds are also available for purchase. The farm is committed to nurturing their soil and practicing permaculture principles. Asteri Acres can sometimes be found at Dallas Farmers Market, or customers can contact them for CSA or pickup details.


This small acreage specialty farm, founded in 2014, focuses on growing high-quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. They are committed to improving soil biology by applying compost and compost teas, and the main farm is being converted to a whole-farm permaculture system. Volunteer and CSA opportunities available. Email for more information. 201 E. Rabbit Cove Rd,. West Tawakoni


Berkshire Farms produces a range of local, freerange, organic pork products, including bacon, bratwurst, breakfast sausage, boudin, various cuts and whole hog. Contact them via phone or their Facebook to learn more, or find their products at the Dallas Farmers Market.


This farm, owned and operated by the Locke family for the last 150 years in the tiny community of Allens Chapel, consists of cattle, heritage pigs, chickens for eggs and meat, and turkeys for the holidays. All of our animals are 100 percent non-GMO and no herbicides, pesticides, or chemicals of any kind are applied to our land. Since cattle are herbivores, our herd eats only grass and hay until they are ready to be processed and our pigs, chickens and turkeys are also raised entirely on pasture, See website for prices and availability. 617-314-1349 13849 E. FM-1396, Windom


This urban farm was created to supply local and organic produce to restore health, provide employment and ignite hope in South Dallas. The garden carries a range of produce including tomatoes and collards. Raw and natural honey, free range chicken eggs and more can also be found on the farm. Products are offered at farmers markets and at the farm itself. Volunteer opportunities are available. 972-982-2245 6915 Bexar St., Dallas


This third-generation family farm uses an artisanal approach while using sustainable farming and ranching practices. While raising their free-range and grassfed beef they use no grain, hormones, antibiotics or pesticides. They offer their meat via internet, phone and email, as well at farmers’ markets and drop-off locations across Dallas. 806-683-2590


Cartermere Farms is dedicated to the production of natural, organic, non-GMO eggs, chicken, lamb, beef, honey, seasonal vegetables and herbs, utilizing no pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers or any other non-organic crop management practices. Call or see the website for pickup information. 833-327-6344 8436 CR 134, Celina



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This family-owned, veteran-run farm features freerange eggs from Lomann, Bovan and Hi-Line brown hens. They are able to roam freely outdoors and forage, and are kept inside at night for safety from predators. Visits are by appointment, or people can find their product at local farmers markets like the Dallas Farmers Market. Available for sale to individuals and wholesalers. 903-440-0607 12575 Farm Rd. 269 S, Pickton


Since 1967, Circle N Family Dairy has been providing local, raw milk to the community. Other products include raw Greek yogurt, fresh ice cream, Wisconsin cheese, free range eggs, and pasture-raised beef and pork. 940-372-0343 2074 CR 446, Gainesville


This farm provides quality heirloom, rare and commercially extinct fruits, and veggies using organic and sustainable production practices. Products only available with CSA membership, no visitors allowed on the grounds. Don’t miss Cold Springs Farm Veggie Van, North Texas’ first mobile farmers market. 817- 555-1212 1504 Cold Springs Rd., Weatherford


Family-owned and operated, Comeback Creek Farm is located 100 miles east of Dallas. They raise from seed all the plants they grow, many of which are specialty heirloom or hybrid varieties. They supply a handful of select restaurants in the Dallas area with their high-quality, organically-grown vegetables and sell to the public through their CSA. Learn more via email, phone, or their website. 903-767-6855 CR 2119, Pittsburg


Since 2005, this farm has been providing sustainable and locally-grown produce to residents, restaurants, and chefs across the metroplex seeking locally grown products. The farm produces hydroponic lettuce, kale, watermelon radishes, spinach, beets, collard greens, Swiss chard, broccoli, Napa cabbage, bok choy, cucumbers and more. Check with the farmers to see what is in season and where their products are available for purchase. Contact via website.


This CSA provides customers with produce from Chandler Family Farm and Highway 19 Produce and Berries, both of which use organic methods free from pesticides and genetically modified seeds. Choose from one of the many pickup locations on their website. Call, text or email for more information. 903-910-5663 18151 E. Hwy. 175, Mabank


This farm has provided non-GMO and non-certified/ traditional organic produce that is grown without synthetic pesticides/herbicides or fertilizers to the community for more than 10 years. 100 percent of yearly CSA membership fees go directly to support the farm. Members have an opportunity to visit and pick produce. Work share opportunities are available. Visits are by appointment only. 214-348-3336 4710 Pioneer Rd., Balch Springs


This city farm provides flowers, Texas native plants, herbs, fruit and veggie plants, organic and heirloom seeds, organic fertilizers, green cleaning products, specialty food items and more. Consumers also have the opportunity to join their CSA or choose from a range of classes related to farming. They offer shares of their and their partners’ harvests to the public. Hours of operation are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m-5 p.m. CSA pickup is on Fridays noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2825 8th Ave., Fort Worth 817-922-0930



903-496-2070 8571 FM 272, Celeste

Everbloom Fields is an urban flower farm located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area that grows an impressive variety of local and sustainable heirloom and native flowers. The husband-wife duo provides beautiful, seasonal and sustainably grown flowers to the DFW community. 2021 subscriptions are sold out, but contact them early for 2022 opportunities. Pickup every Saturday. Check the website for more information.


Fisher Family Farm and Ranch is a family-owned farm in East Texas. They grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, pasture raised beef and offer a CSA. Small, medium and large fruit and/or vegetable boxes are available and delivered right to the client’s door whether a single box or a subscription. 903-275-1811 1101 Vz CR 1129, Fruitvale


Found Penny Farm specializes in 100 percent organic homemade bread. They bake their whole wheat and sprouted grain loaves with fresh, home ground wheat for the freshest, most wholesome ingredients. Available at a variety of farmers’ markets around town or online ordering is available year round. To learn more, visit the website. 469-396-7267 5915 CR 4710, Commerce


Full Expression Farm currently raises 100 percent grass-fed beef, 100 percent grass-fed lamb, free-range pastured laying hens and native pecans on 250 rolling acres. They practice local, sustainable and organic principles to create a happy healthy environment on their farm. 3733 CR 4640, Leonard

Since 1984, this family farm has served consumers throughout Dallas and North Texas. The farm provides organic produce, grass-fed pasture-raised lamb, grassfed beef, organic strawberries and more. All plants, pastures and livestock are not treated with pesticides, herbicides or other toxic chemicals. Open for visitors by appointment only. Contact the farm for more information about their CSA.


This family farm grows and raises their food on pasture with non-medicated, non-GMO and non-soy feed. They do not use any chemical herbicides or pesticides. Items available include eggs, chicken, lamb, beef, herbs, compost, seasonal fruits and vegetables, vanilla extract, soap, flowers, and cakes. Products are available for pick-up directly from the farm or at one of their meet-up locations. Internship opportunities available for people wanting to learn more about organic farming. Email for more information. 214-226-0466 6266 CR 4708, Commerce


This family-owned orchard has pick-your-own apples in six varieties. The orchard has over 500 hybrid dwarf apple trees and around 200 peach trees. The locale also teaches visitors about bees, pollination/ pollinators, honey extraction, planting, gardening, composting, earthworms, colored cotton, butterflies, insects, herbs and more. Saving bees and promoting awareness and education are at the top of their list. Call for more information. 817-266-9319 14255 Old Denton Rd., Roanoke


This farm grows a range of fruits and vegetables available at farmers markets across the metroplex. Call or visit their Facebook for more information.

Latte Da Dairy is a five-plus-acre family farm that raises purebred Nubian and Lamancha dairy goats to make Grade A milk, which is then used to make cheese. All operations are sustainable and nearly-organic, and all milk is pure and unadulterated. The artisanal goat cheese is sold at markets throughout Dallas. Call or browse the website to learn more.

214-282-2003 Fm 1377, Princeton

817-490-5004 1304 Bridle Bit Rd., Flower Mound


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Luscombe Farm was established in 1913. The farm’s Texas award-winning Jalapeno Jelly recipe has been passed down for generations and was once only made for friends and family. Order handcrafted jellies, jams, specialty and seasonal products online or visit the farm. 214-212-0814 8649 Luscombe Farm Dr., Anna


Microgreens is a local, family-owned vertical farm in Highland Village. All microgreens are grown without fertilizers, pesticides, soil or animal byproducts. The growing system utilizes state-of-the-art LEDs, 100 percent certified food-safe plastic growing trays, organic coco fiber substrata, pure H2O filtered three times and fully sourced, fully traceable non-GMO seeds. Contact via Facebook or phone to learn more. 214-404-4443

Pure Land Farm occupies 28 acres in McKinney. The farm uses no chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or other additives on produce. Offerings include carrots, beets, kale, onion, garlic, blackberries, peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupes and a range of herbs. Pop-up food shares are offered when available, and include six to eight freshly picked crops. Pick-your-own fruits, berries and veggie opportunities available. 7505 CR 201, McKinney


This farm grows specialty cut flowers for farmers markets, florists, events and they even offer farm visits for pick-your-own bouquets. Flowers include celosia, irises, dahlias, sunflowers, garden roses, amaranthus, poppies, vitex and much more. By appointment only unless announced. 214-534-7525 6474 CR 127, Celina


A Texas licensed Grade A Raw Milk dairy providing raw cow milk, raw goat milk, kiefer, homemade chocolate milk, craft raw chocolate, coffee sauces, coffee milk and buttermilk, as well as cage-free eggs, pastured chicken and seasonal vegetables. Customers can taste milk before buying. Follow product availability and farm happenings on their Facebook page. 972-658-0291 713 CR 610, Farmersville


This ranch is home to alpacas, chickens, ducks, a horse and a livestock guardian dog. Chickens and ducks are fed non-GMO and non-soy feed, and all animals have four acres of pasture to graze on. There have been no pesticides used on the property since 2001, and only organic material has been used to fertilize and for weed management. Chicken and duck eggs are available. 214-814-0642



In 2010 this college turned its football field into a farm. The two-acre organic farm grows a range of fruits and vegetables and is a learning tool for students and the public. 15 percent of the produce is donated. Visit their Facebook for farming tips, recipes and events.


Red Moon Farm’s 38 acres in Van runs on a passion for sustainable agriculture. With combined 15 years of organic farming experience, their mission is to provide Dallas and surrounding areas with safe, clean, chemical-free food through their CSA and via local farmers markets. CSA members receive a box of fresh, seasonal vegetables with optional add-ons of farm eggs, grass-fed beef, coffee, soap and more. Farm visits by appointment only. 903-502-4333 1484 Vz CR 1505, Van


A visit to the family-owned Storm Farm consists of walking through strawberry fields and choosing produce. Visitors are provided with a container to take home and strawberries can be picked fresh off the vine. No pesticides are used. The 2021 season has ended and the farm is moving, but there are still strawberries, strawberry jam, ice cream, salsa, and honey available for purchase on their website. Special events will also be listed on the website. 817-602-0668 3010 S. Bowen Rd., Arlington Storm.Farm

214-379-5457 3837 Simpson Stuart Rd., Dallas


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Texas Fungus features a range of locally grown and foraged mushrooms, including oyster mushrooms, lions mane and coral tooth, among others. They also have tinctures, grow kits, and even subscription plans. Contact them via Facebook or phone for more information. 903-249-3224 3201 E. Pioneer Pkwy., Ste. 9 , Arlington


This ranch sells worm castings, worm wine and red wigglers. Vermicomposting is easy and the benefits include reduced local waste stream, healthy soil for nutritious and organic produce, beautiful landscapes and gardens, and encouragement of sustainable/organic agriculture. Two-day clinics are available for those new to vermicomposting. Preferred contact method is email. 10120 Cayuga Dr., #108, Dallas


Village Farms features greenhouse grown produce, yielding the best variety of fruits and vegetables. The produce is Texas-grown and GMO-free; and the cutting-edge, environmentally friendly and highly sustainable greenhouse farming enables them to grow more food naturally, 365 days a year. Call or visit the website to learn more. 877-777-7718


This farm features all-natural produce, beans, beef and poultry from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. To eat local, ultra-fresh and foods that are high in nutritional value, call or visit the website today. Visits to Walnut Creek Farm by appointment only Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other times by appointment only. 817-783-3588 6521 Asher Rd., Alvarado



Blooming Colors Nursery & Landscaping has been serving Grapevine and surrounding areas for more than 20 years. The 7,000-square-foot nursery stocks a variety of flowers and plants, trees and shrubs, outdoor accessories and unique gifts. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.


Chambersville is a 266-acre tree farm with the largest selection of Japanese maples in North Texas, along with elms, maples, oaks, willows and crape myrtles. They also have a world-renowned rose garden with 200 varieties of roses, plus more than 20,000 additional plants. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday.

2221 Ira East Woods Ave., Grapevine 817-416-6669

7032 CR 971, Celina 972-837-4223



For nearly 30 years, Brumley Gardens has provided clients in the Lake Highlands area with a range of plants including annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, bulbs, house plants and more. The garden also has an extensive variety of organic products. Summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. To 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This family-owned and operated garden center has been serving the community since 2014 and has more than 30 years of gardening expertise. Wonderful spot to find perennials, annuals, flower beds, grasses, succulents and veggies. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays.

10540 Church Rd., Dallas 214-343-4900

11304 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth 817-367-3377



This nursery has provided a wide variety of gardening products to the Dallas Metroplex and East Texas community since 1969. Items for purchase include flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetables directly from growers. Organic soil building products and insecticides are also available. Spring and summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Two locations for convenience. Richardson: 1000 E. Beltline Rd. Edgewood: 1651 TX-19 972-238-0204


This garden center is a recipient of Best Garden Center by D Magazine. The managers are master nursery professionals certified by the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association. Products include roses, shrubs, vines, trees, ground cover, fertilizers, soil amendments and a variety of colorful garden plants and flowers. 20 locations across the metroplex. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Multiple locations, see website for address

Covington’s Nursery has 32 greenhouses with mindfully selected local and national plants. They offer some of the best bedding plants in Texas, with 75 types of annuals and perennials across all four seasons. Specimen trees, mulches, soils, organic fertilizers, river rocks, garden stones and more are available. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. 5518 President George Bush Hwy., Rowlet 972-475-5888


Cristina’s Stone and Garden Center, founded in 2005, offers seasonal plant material, shrubs, trees, stone and more for Frisco and surrounding communities. Hours are Monday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 14400 Preston Rd., Frisco 214-705-9660


Fossil Creek Tree Farm Nursery teaches the community about gardening, provides gardening services and offers all the plants and equipment needed for a beautiful and abundant gardening season. Here visitors can find trees, ornamental trees, shade trees, fruit trees, bulk and bagged mulch, topsoil, trellises, benches, pottery, water features, compost, vegetables in seed and various sizes, herbs, fruit trees, gronomics raised bed gardening supplies, organic soils and compost, fertilizers and pest control products. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Sunday closed. 7744 Blue Mound Rd., Fort Worth 817-306-7111


This company has been serving the community since 1987. The garden has more than eight acres of pottery, iron yard art, Native Texas plants, trees and rock pallets. The staff has more than 100 years of combined experience and includes three certified nursery professionals, three plant science graduates and a licensed irrigator. A range of organic plants and compost products are available. Summer hours are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday. 3671 N. Hwy. 77, Waxahachie 972-617-5459


Since 1969, this nursery has been providing fresh crops from the country. The garden center houses a range of annuals, perennials, fruit trees, ornamental grasses, succulents, cacti, mulch, organic potting soil and organic fertilizers. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 3001 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington 817-274-2435


This is a garden center bursting with beautiful garden decor, along with a variety of plants. Glazed pottery, talavera and more are their specialties. The ultimate stop if looking to beautify a garden. Hours are Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. 3228 Alta Mere Dr., Fort Worth 817-244-1655

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This full-service Fort Worth company provides organic landscaping, designing, building, and maintenance. Memberships include Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. The landscape professionals can be contacted via phone or email. Fort Worth 817-921-3639

This company has been providing organic fertilizers and natural products since 1987. The products are found in more than 75 lawn and garden/nursery retailers throughout the area. All ingredients are safe, natural and non-toxic. The company can be contacted via phone. 613 Colorado St., Justin 940-648-5400



This garden center produces hundreds of ornamental and vegetable plants. Options include herbs, veggies, succulents, bedding plants, hanging baskets, mixed containers, ornamental grasses, oaks, elms, fruit trees, nut trees, flowering trees, and shade trees. There is also a nice selection of pottery. Store is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

The American Heart Association (AHA), in collaboration with numerous Dallas community partners, presents the first AHA Teaching Garden to be located at a farmers’ market. Mama Ida’s Teaching Garden at the Dallas Farmers Market offers custom-designed educational programs for people of all ages. Learn more at the Saturday farmers market. Meet at the red tent at 10:45 a.m.

2675 W. Audie Murphy Pkwy., Farmersville 972-523-9356

1010 S. Pearl Xwy, Dallas 469-607-5899



Serving the community since 1983, this nursery and garden shop stocks an impressive collection of garden and patio products. The nursery features annuals, perennials, tropical plants, herbs, edibles and indoor plants. while the garden shop boasts planters, fountains, fire pits, outdoor furniture and more. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. 6950 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214-350-9200

3525 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine 817-416-6600



Landscape Source, in Rockwall, is a one-stop for all landscaping needs. Here visitors can find annuals, perennials, shrubs, bushes, vines and trees. There are also mulches, soils, fertilizers, fungicide and plant food. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Closed Sunday. 167 Ole West Lane, Rockwall 469-698-0037


This nursery provides organic gardening supplies, plants, landscaping, pet supplies and more. The company has been a part of the Fort Worth gardening community since 1914. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See ad on page 34.

Nursery: 5060 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 214-357-4348 Garden Center: 5725 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 214-357-4674


Since 1951, this garden center has provided Texas natives, edibles, pottery, succulents, gifts, perennials, roses and more. A range of garden education classes and workshops are available for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. The center recently opened a cafe with farm fresh food. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 7700 Northaven Rd., Dallas 214-363-5316


Premier Nursery is a family-owned business that has been serving north Texas since 1983 from two Tarrant County locations. Items available include sod, trees, shrubs, flowering shrubs, ground cover, annuals, perennials, soil amendment, tropical flower, organics, landscape services, delivery and installation, wholesale operations. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Two Locations 5050 US 377, Benbrook 1501 Airport Fwy., Euless

Two Locations 5703 Crowley Rd., Fort Worth 555 E. Hwt. 114, Southlake

Puckett’s Nursery is a locally owned, full-service independent nursery that has been serving the Collin County area for more than 20 years. They specialize in a wide range of quality trees, shrubs and bedding plants. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1901 California Crossing Rd., Dallas 972-869-4332

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This nursery has been offering locals the best plants, products and garden gifts since 1899, with their signature expert service. Gardening materials include perennials, annuals, shrubs/trees, water features, vegetable/herbs and environmentally safe gardening remedies. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Mike’s Garden Center offers a wide variety of gardening products and supplies. Items available include perennials, annuals, tropicals, herbs, tulips, shade, fruit, shrubs, palms, potting soils, fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, pots, fountains, outdoor furniture and tools. Hours are Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This company provides organic mulch, sand, gravel, rock, stone, soil and more. For more than 20 years, the business has also reused and recycled tree limbs, brush, leaves and grass clippings, with multiple locations through Dallas and across Texas. See website for locations and store hours.




811 E. Main St., Allen 972-727-1145


This company has been providing organic gardening and landscape design since 1992. Items for sale include plants, perennials, herbs, roses, annuals, shrubs, trees, native plants, 100 percent organic soil amendments, and more. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2001 Skillman St., Dallas 214-823-9421


Rohde’s Organic Landscape Services was one of the first landscape and maintenance services in the Dallas area to carry only organic fertilizers and pest control using beneficial insects, microorganisms and bacteria products. The company provides organic landscaping, maintenance, hardscaping and design services. 3637 Marquisr., Ste, 111, Garland 972-864-1934


All plants, trees and shrubs at this garden center are organically grown and tended to. Wind chimes, gifts and candles are also available. The company owner is a Texas certified landscape professional, certified arborist, master certified nursery professional, licensed irrigator, licensed pesticide applicator, and member of Texas Nursery and Landscape Association. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sundays.


This is a family owned, award-winning retail nursery dedicated to providing the highest-quality plant materials and garden décor. They offer a complete spectrum of services, including landscape design and installation, full irrigation, tree care, organic program and maintenance. A range of products are also available for purchase, including fertilizers, plant food, fungicides, birdhouses, foundations, trellises and pottery. Summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1616 Arrowhead Dr., Flower Mound 972-539-5350


The experienced designers, horticulturalists, and technicians have been serving the community since 1979. Visit the seven-acre nursery for a stroll along the creek, where visitors can find all their gardening needs from annuals, perennials, trees, mulches, fertilizer and tools to garden art, fountains and pottery. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8101 Anglin Dr., Fort Worth 817-572-0549 YC Nurseries, Inc. YC Nurseries, founded in 1981 in Dallas, is one of the largest bedding plant producers in the Metroplex. The company’s landscape contractors beautify both residential and commercial green spaces all year long. No longer open for retail sale, but call or visit for wholesale services. Hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. 11524 Reeder Rd., Dallas 972-241-0324

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601 South Pearl Xway., Dallas 6630 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 7219 East Grand, Dallas 3646 Rosemeade Pkwy., Dallas

For nearly 30 years, this garden center has provided a range of plants and design services. Products include Texas natives, antique roses, perennials, shrubs, trees, wines, ornamental grasses and more. Spring to fall hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

7401 Coit Rd., Frisco 972-335-9095

2049 S. Beltline Rd., Balch Springs 972-329-4769 Ruibals plant farm consists of nearly 130 greenhouses on nearly 30 acres, growing the highest-quality bedding plants inside the Dallas city limits. Products and services include locally grown bedding plants, perennials, pottery, statuary, planting services, deliveries and even produce. Visit one of their four Dallas locations.



This garden center has been serving the community since 1986. Products include organic fertilizers, organic plant food, organic soils, organic mulch and organic insect, disease and animal control. Popular services include arbor construction, outdoor living, outdoor kitchens, planting, and irrigation. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8652 Garland Rd., Dallas 214-321-2387

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2222 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas 214-267-4815

farm-to-table restaurant Fresh • Local • Sustainable CAFE MOMENTUM

1510 Pacific Ave., Dallas 214-303-1234

• Local, free-range, 100% grass-fed CBD beefPROVISIONS from Springerhill Ranch 1530 Main St., Dallas • 214-261-4500 No antibiotics ever, vegetarian fed, cage-free chicken from Perdue Farms • Verlasso salmon raised in the clean waters of Patagonia

Restaurant - 214-351-5681 | 4503 West Lovers Lane Dallas, Texas 75209 Catering - 214-351-2456 • Market - 214-352-0031

As Celebration continues to serve delicious, affordable and locally sourced food, we want to thank our friends and customers for your loving and loyal support! July 2022








4002 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 214-434-1244

4503 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 214-351-5681

Right next store to this beloved farm to table restaurant is a market featuring local, freerange, sustainable food. Entrees, boxed dinners, side dishes and more available. Open Monday through Friday from10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. See website for menu. 4515 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 214-352-0031

CLAY PIGEON FOOD AND DRINK 2731 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth 817-882-8065

COMPANY CAFE AND BAR 2104 Greenville Ave., Dallas 214-827-2233


Multiple locations in Dallas


The Highland Dallas 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas 214-443-9339


2936 Elm St., Dallas 214-752-7500

LOCAL YOCAL BBQ & GRILL 360 E. Louisiana St., Mckinney 469-225-0800

THE MARKET CAFÉ AT BONTON FARMS 6907 Bexar St., Dallas 972-707-0274


1201 W. Magnolia Ave., 115, Ft Worth 405 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas 817-886-8365

201 Town Center Lane, 1101, Keller 817-741-5200




5310 Junius St., Dallas 214-887-8330


2323 N. Henderson Ave., 109, Dallas 214-370-9426


112 E. Louisiana St., McKinney 214-726-0251


Multiple locations across DFW

4438 McKinney Ave., 150, Dallas 214-484-3970


Dallas Metroplex Edition

1717 N. Akard St., Dallas 214-720-5249


857 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving 972-506-7262


3656 Howell St., Dallas 214-730-0596


500 Crescent Court, 160, Dallas 3701 Dallas Pkwy., Plano

STATE AND ALLEN 2400 Allen St., Dallas 214-239-1990

SUNDOWN AT GRANADA 3520 Greenville Ave., Dallas 214-823-8305


555 Lamar St., Dallas 214-979-4512 Restaurants-on-Lamar/Texas-Spice


116 N. Tennessee St., 102, McKinney 972-548-9141

8383 Preston Center Plaza, 100, Dallas 7601 Windrose Ave., Ste. F100, Plano 214-377-3333



601 N. Haskell Ave., Dallas 318-935-0906

2008 Greenville Ave., Dallas 469-334-0895


5810 Long Prairie Rd., 200, Flower Mound 972-539-1902

3601 Dallas Pkwy., Plano 972-993-2253







100% Vegan 1201 Evans Ave., Ste, 101, Fort Worth 1-817-482-6082 100% Vegan 2700 Horne St., Ste. 110, Fort Worth 817-782-9070


100% Vegan 9780 Walnut St., Dallas 972-437-3939


100% Vegan 830 Mayfield Rd., Ste. 600, Grand Prairie 469-909-4090 100% Vegan 3580 Preston Rd., Ste. 107, Frisco 469-803-5883

JUICE JUNKIES 100% Vegan Multiple locations


100% Vegan 4121 N. Westmoreland Rd., Dallas 214-828-7097

100% Vegetarian with ample vegan options 5430 Gurley Ave., Dallas 214-821-1048


100% Vegetarian with ample vegan options 5024 Tennyson Pkwy., Ste. 200, Plano 800-886-5253

100% Vegan 2537 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas 972-807-2673


100% Vegetarian with Ample Vegan Options 7522 Campbell Rd., Ste. 108, Dallas 972-931-9500


Vegetarian and Vegan options available Check website for multiple locations in Dallas


MELLOW MUSHROOM DENTON Vegetarian and vegan options available 217 E. Hickory St., Denton 940-323-1100


100% Vegetarian with ample vegan options 5782 Alpha Rd., Dallas 972-980-8707





100% Vegan 2330 Royal Lane, Ste. 900, Dallas 972-243-1888 100% Vegan 121 Olive St., Keller 817-849-9080

100% Vegan 10233 E. Northwest Hwy., Ste. 432, Dallas 469-307-4217

100% Vegan 8024 Spring Valley Rd., Ste. 8024, Dallas 972-685-2703

100% Vegan 1115 W. Hickory St., Ste. 113, Denton 940-514-1031 100% Vegan 1831 S. Ewing Ave., Dallas 469-930-8284


100% Vegetarian with ample vegan options 3680 TX-121 Ste. 300, Plano 214-407-7149


Vegetarian and Vegan options available 4152 W. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano 972-388-7650


100% Vegan 1201 Oakland St., Denton 940-898-3661


100% Vegan Three locations across the DFW Metroplex


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That Natural Glow RADIANT SKIN WITH FEWER HEALTH RISKS by Marlaina Donato


or basic hygiene and improved appearance, we wash, slather, hydrate, scrub and cover up, often forgetting that our skin is our largest organ and much of what we expose it to can be absorbed and accumulated in the body over time. If we are using products with potentially toxic additives, we are putting ourselves at a higher risk for hormone disruption, reproductive cancers and allergic reactions. Many chemicals that have been banned or controlled in Japan and some European countries are still being used on an unregulated basis in the U.S. Even products labeled “organic” and “natural” can have harmful elements alongside the good stuff. Recent research from the University of Vermont Cancer Center has linked phthalates, the “forever chemicals” used as bonding agents in many personal care products, to a higher risk of cancers in children. The encouraging news is that with a little savvy preparation, these hazardous ingredients can be avoided, and we can have glowing skin with fewer health risks.


Knowledge is Power Being an informed consumer is important when it comes to what goes into the body, and reading labels is just as vital for what’s applied on the outside. “The beauty industry can become fascinated with chemical-based ‘quick-fixes,’ but so often what you find is that these interventions can have long-lasting effects that may actually damage the skin,” says Tammy Fender, founder of Tammy Fender Holistic Skincare, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Liver-compromising and potentially cancer-causing formaldehyde, phthalates and parabens are plentiful in shampoos (including baby shampoo), soaps, deodorants, antiperspirants, body lotions and moisturizers, and have been linked to breast cancer and other malignancies, kidney damage and depresJuly 2022


sion. While some sources claim these substances to be low-risk due to minimal amounts in skin care products, looking at the broader picture can be disturbing when we consider long-term use and the number of products used daily. On a superficial level, the skin just responds better when it is exposed to fewer toxins. “Our skin is our biggest organ and absorbs up to 60 percent of whatever you put on it. When you eat healthy, your body feels great. The same goes for your skin,” says Shannon Reagan, owner of Glimmer Goddess Organic Skin Care, in Frisco, Texas. “Throughout my life, I’ve tried just about every product in the stores looking for something that wouldn’t irritate my skin. I found that the cleaner the products, the better my skin looked and felt.”

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An outstanding resource for information about a particular product’s safety is the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database at, which evaluates and grades more than 88,000 personal care products for toxicity. When shopping online or in a store, nixing any that have long, difficult-to-pronounce ingredients is key. Any label that simply lists “fragrance” is also a red flag for hundreds of possible chemicals. Instead, opt for skin care products with Latin botanical names for herbal and essential oil-based scents. “Natural products may cost a bit more than store brands, but the benefits far outweigh the incremental cost. They contain vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants and flavonoids that help heal, rejuvenate and protect skin,” says Reagan. Fender, a holistic aesthetician and pioneer of clean skin care, concurs, “There is so much care that comes through the plants. Nature is generous.” Her favorite go-to ingredients in her organic skin care line range from white lily to citrus. “I love rose

for its powerful rejuvenating benefits. I also love chamomile, an ancient calming and soothing remedy, which is so beneficial for sensitive skin.”

Fun in the Sun Chemicals found in conventional sunscreens such as avobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, oxybenzone and PABA activate free radicals in the body, but natural sunscreens offer total protection without the elevated cancer risk. Reagan, whose products offer broad-spectrum sun protection, explains, “Chemical sunscreens are absorbed into the skin while natural sunscreens (mineral-based) sit on top of your skin, blocking the sun’s rays at the surface. Natural sunscreens such as zinc oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide are usually thick like a body lotion texture. They work by reflecting UVA/UVB rays away from the skin and start to work right away.” Essential oils like red raspberry seed and carrot seed are also reliable ingredients to look for in any natural sunscreen, and may even be helpful for certain types of precancerous skin lesions caused by UVA/ UVB rays. Overall, healthy skin comes from a well-balanced lifestyle. For Fender, it is truly a holistic approach. “I love how inspired and educated my clients are these days. They come to the treatment room with insightful questions, and they understand that caring for the skin is not separate from caring for the soul.” Marlaina Donato is an author, composer and painter. Connect at

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ur skin is not only the body’s largest single organ, it’s our very connection to the world around us, encompassing the senses of touch, vision (recognition) and smell. It protects us from the elements, yet is quite porous, allowing both nourishment and toxins to enter the system. We surveyed three local professional in the field of skin care to share their insider tips and advice.

The Artistry of Essential Oils Valencia McClure founder/CEO/aromatherapist


s a certified aromatherapist, it’s important to me to only use natural ingredients in our skincare. My skincare specialty is 100 percent natural skincare formulated with essential oils. More specifically, our anti aging pomegranate and prickly pear facial oils are ultra-moisturizing and hydrating, formulated with conscious ingredients to prevent signs of aging, boost vitamin C, stimulate collagen production and leave skin looking more vibrant and a healthy glow.” Three tips for more beautiful, radiant skin naturally without using harmful products: Be conscious of the ingredients you put on your skin. Search for natural products that don’t contain ingredients that are harmful and toxic to our health, such as parabens, formaldehyde, triclosan, coal tar and phthalates. There are other harmful ingredients to avoid but, this is a good starting point. Sunscreen is your friend. Use it daily to protect your skin from harmful UVA rays which can cause premature aging, uneven skin pigmentation, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize your skin. Facial mists are a nice addition to your skin regime to use prior to your facial oil or moisturizer to seal in the hydration. Location: Frisco. For more information, call 240-470-0275 or visit TheArtistryOf

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onjo Beauty’s specialty is creating skincare products for numerous skin concerns and skin types. With plant-based and natural ingredients which contain high levels of vitamins and nutrients, the products help improve overall skin health and give the skin an instant boost. The products are designed to hydrate and moisturize dry skin, improve skin texture, absorb excess oil and dirt, improve breakouts, brighten dark spots and refine large pores.” Products consist of four types of face masks, three types of serums, and Shea butter. Three tips for more beautiful, radiant skin naturally without using harmful products: • Stay Hydrated. Drinking enough water is essential for overall skin health. Staying adequately hydrated keeps your skin moisturized, healthy and glowing. • Moisturize. Keeping skin moisturized is one of the best ways to get a glowing complexion. • Exfoliate. Light exfoliation removes the outer layer of dead skin cells, which helps smooth skin texture. Location: Dallas. For more information, call 214-882-4554 or visit KonjoBeauty. com.

Eyllek Skincare

Kellye Stephens, owner heir specialty is creating healthier skincare products using plant-based, natural ingredients. Three tips for more beautiful, radiant skin naturally without using harmful products: I recommend washing your face twice a day, in the morning and before bed, and moisturize. I prefer a brand that uses plant-based ingredients. Also, read the labels and know what type of chemicals are being used to formulate the products you do use because you could possibly be allergic. I believe beautiful, radiant skin starts from within. Make sure that you are eating a healthy, balanced diet while drinking plenty of water. Use sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV light, which causes burning, sun damage and visible signs of aging.


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The Art of Doing Nothing by Marlaina Donato


ost of us can remember having the glorious ability to do absolutely nothing of practical significance as children. We rolled in the grass, laughed ourselves silly with friends on the street corner and happily squandered away Saturdays. Somewhere along the line, someone planted a seed in our brains that programmed us to believe that we must earn our existence. We became self-conscious perfectionists that equate leisure and “be-ing” with laziness. As adults, we see “non-doing” as something trivial, something forbidden, unless we become ill or injured, and only then can we shrug off the societal guilt trip. Somehow, well-being has become a luxury, and our physical bodies are paying for it. We feel old before our time and suffer Monday morning blues every day of the week. The Yiddish proverb, “The hardest work is to go idle,” rings truer than ever.

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We envy our beloved pets when they stretch out in a patch of inviting sun or dream away rainy days, not realizing that we, too, can curl up with the idea of doing nothing. Even foxes and squirrels pause in the survival game to soak up an hour of summer. Unplugging brings us back to our breath, aligns us with our true North and prompts our blood pressure to drop a few numbers. Taking a little time to exhale and watch the clouds overhead can also kickstart our immune systems. If need be, we can appease the to-do lister inside of us by scheduling half an hour of inactivity into the weekly calendar, and when we realize how much we like shooting the breeze, we can increase it to an hour. Consider the last time we gave ourselves permission to sip a little freedom and watch the grass grow. Poet Winifred Druhan noted, “Wasting time is being free.” We won’t win any accolades for doing nothing, but we’ll surely be happier. Marlaina Donato is an author, composer and painter. Connect at WildflowerLady. com.






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Webinar: General Motors: Sustainability Work Is Varied and Plentiful – 12-1pm. Kailee Sosnowski, GM’s GPSC sustainability analyst, discusses GM’s sustainability goals and the wide variety of sustainability work available at this multinational corporation. Free. Register:

Morning Bird Walk – 7:30-8:15am. Join us for a monthly bird walk and enjoy the grounds and our amazing, feathered friends. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. Registration required:

Dallas Sierra Club General Meeting – 7pm. How to Protect Dallas Green Spaces with Phillip Irwin, Chief Arborist for the City of Dallas. Free. Brookhaven College, Bldg H, Geotechnology Institute, 3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch.

TUESDAY, JULY 19 Webinar: Klyde Warren Park: A Green Space in a Big City – 12-1pm. Kit Sawers, the president of Klyde Warren Park, speaks on the park’s creation and how it has increased the quality of life of Dallas residents. Free. Register:

THURSDAY, JULY 21 E-Waste Recycling – 10:30am-1:30pm. Recycle computers, network and communications devices, CRTs and LCDs, point of sale equipment, wires and cables, other office equipment, consumer goods, batteries, appliances, and audio and video equipment. Free; some items have a disposal fee.

SATURDAY, JULY 23 Summer Saturdays: Reptiles and Amphibians – 10-11am. Swing on by the Audubon Center to look for snakes and other critters. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. Registration required:

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sunday Carrollton Runners Club Mile + 5K – 7:30am. A low-key 5K and 1-mile race every last Sun. McInnish Park, 2335 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton. Sunday Service/Meditation and Purification – 9-11:30am. Participate in meditation, chanting and readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita. 9-9:45am, Meditation and Purification; 1011:30am, Service. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126. Gentle Waves – 9:15-10:15am. A healing meditative practice that moves very slow and intentional. Gaia Flow Yoga, 3000 Blackburn St, Ste 140B, Dallas. Register: Celebration Service Live – 11am. Meditation, music and lessons on YouTube live: Unity on Greenville Dallas, TX or Love offering. Unity on Greenville, 3425 Greenville Ave, Dallas. 214-826-5683. Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club – 2:30pm. 4th Sun (Jan-Sept). Each meeting includes a special speaker presentation covering many topics of interest to local gardeners. Free. North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas. 214-363-5316.

techniques and styles, with a focus on mindfulness and open awareness. $10. Yoga Mart, 2201 Tucker St, Ste 101, Dallas. 214-238-2433. Online: Awakening Heart Meditation – 5-7pm. Interfaith mindfulness meditation, music and message based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Facilitated by Brother ChiSing. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972-432-7871.

monday Online: Zen to Go – 12-12:45pm. Mon-Thurs. An oasis in the middle of the day offering walking and sitting meditation followed by brief sharing. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 810 We Arapaho Rd, Ste 98, Richardson. 972-432-7871.

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beginner-friendly walking and sitting meditation, Dharma teachings and refreshments afterwards. Donation. Dallas Meditation Center, 810 W Arapaho Rd, Ste 98, Richardson. 972-432-7871.

wednesday Hot Yoga 201 on Zoom – 6:15pm. Open to all levels. This flowing-style class links the fundamental asanas (poses) of yoga linking body, mind and breath with music. Yoga4Love Studio Cabin, Ovilla. Online: Meditation for Everyone – 7-8:30pm. Classes are great for beginners that want to learn to meditate and great for more experienced meditators that want to expand their meditation. Must register:

Meditation Mondays via Zoom – 7-8pm. Meditation Mondays focuses on the practice and the experience of various forms of meditation. Free. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas. 972-233-7106.

tuesday Online: Ananda Yoga Sadhana Practice – 5:15-7:30pm. Also Thurs. Time to recalibrate and center through this transformational practice based on the yoga teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126.


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YES: A Young Adults Meditation Fellowship – 7-9pm. A meditation series for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Each evening will include a

Online: Metaphysics and Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Manifestation and mysticism: 2 sides of the spiritual coin. Let us practice together, while diving more deeply into universal principles and spiritual living. Open to all. Free. A Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley Rd, Ste 115, Dallas. 972-866-9988.

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ImpactNights – More info: Daily Harvest – Thru Aug. 11am-12pm. Join our horticulture team as they harvest fresh and seasonal produce in the garden. Included with garden admission or membership. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas. Details:

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Meadow Bird Walk – 7:30-9:30am. Birders of all skill levels welcome. A variety of birding habitats explored, and an excellent cross section of North Texas bird species can be counted. Free. Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve, South gated entrance, behind intersection of Bass & Roberta drs, Plano.

Meet the Meadow Introductory Trail Walk – 9-10am. An introductory trail walk which is appropriate for families and those new to The Meadow. Led by Texas Master Naturalists and Meadow Volunteers. Free. Details: Connemara Irrigation System Evaluation – Join the Texas A & M AgriLife team to learn what to look for while conducting a simple walk-through of a typical residential sprinkler system. Learn how to conduct a sprinkler system evaluation to ensure maximum efficiency. Register:

Online: Celebrate Recovery – 6:30pm. A safe community to find support, hope and freedom from the struggles and realities that we all face through transitions, hurt, pain, loss or addiction of any kind. Free. First United Methodist Church, 777 N Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield. Dallas Vegan Drinks – 6:30pm. Meets the 2nd Thurs each month at various veg-friendly locations for fellowship. Currently postponed.

SATURDAY, JULY 16 WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 Sprinkler Smart Webinar – 12-1pm. Webinar will help beginners use technology to improve irrigation efficiency and save water. Register:


friday Online: Friday Meditation Happy Hours – 5:30-6:15pm. Sessions begin every hour. Release stress with breath and gentle movements as you withdraw from the external and begin the journey within 15-min guided meditation. $10/session.



Insect Walk – 8-9:30am. With Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Biologist, Sam Kieschnick. He will focus on insects who can be found throughout the BJNCP trails, how to identify them, and their role in our ecosystem. Free. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. Register: Zip Line Day – 9am-12pm. Guests climb a 23-ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487-ft Zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-registration required. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. Bats with Bryon Clark – 10am. Things That Don’t Go Bump in the Night: The Fascinating World of Bats. Free. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. 903-786-2826.

The Refuge Rocks – 10-11am. The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright. Ages 5-10. Free. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd, Sherman. Registration required: Sprinkler Fair – 10am-12pm. Rotate through themed stations in small groups and learn how to identify irrigation components, program your controller, make simple repairs and more. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy. Register:

SUNDAY, JULY 17 Thrive Nature Walk – 9-10:30am. An indoor class this month featuring Michael Fox, local naturalist, photographer, and odonate (dragonfly) expert, presenting “Damsels and Dragons.” Free. Thrive, 1950 S Valley Pkwy, Lewisville. Registration required:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 Lawn Care Effects Webinar – Learn about the good and bad effects of watering, fertilization and pesticides on the environment. Register:

SATURDAY, JULY 23 Online: Cool Off with Shade Gardening – 9-10:30am. Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive, but thrive, in shadier spots. Free. Register:

Coppell Farmers Market – 8am-12pm. Year-round market. 768 W Main St, Coppell.

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Morning Tai Chi – 8:30am. Join Tai Chi Chuan instructor George Deerfield for this interactive class in developing strength, balance, improved breathing. Unity of Dallas, 6525 Forest Ln, Dallas.

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Second Saturday Guided Hike – 8:309:30am. Learn about our surrounding habitat while you enjoy a hike. All ages. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas. Registration required: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Baby Classes – 6-7pm. Classes are held virtually online lead by our top AID instructors utilizing state of the art visual aids and activities to keep it fun and engaging while presenting the latest evidenced based material on each topic. $35/class. Child

daily Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden – Thru Oct 2. 9am-5pm. Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566. For dates: Grapevine Farmers Market – 9am-6pm, Sun; 8am-8pm, Mon-Sat. Eat healthy with locally-grown produce and products. 520 S Main St, Ste 203, Grapevine. 817-527-7446.

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Star Coyote Events – Monthly events include gong, Tibetan bowl and crystal bowl sound journeys, shamanic journey with a drum dance, kid’s energy and creativity events, and a Wed morning class series. Please see the calendar at for the exact dates and times as they change each month or call 469-344-6484.

sunday Frisco Fresh Market – 10am-4pm. Also Sat, 8am4pm. Frisco Fresh Market, 9215 John W Elliott Dr, Frisco. 844-776-2753.

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Sunday Celebration Service Agape Center for Spiritual Living – 10am, meditation; 10:30am, service. Noah’s Event Venue, 5280 Town Square Dr, Plano. Rev Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331. AgapeSpir

Sunday Worship: Unity Spiritual Center of Denton Service – 10am, coffee; 11am, service. Unity takes spiritual principles and makes them practical in your life. 6071 New Hope Rd, Krugerville. 214453-0218. Sunday Brunch –10am-3pm. Serves up farm-totable shared plates, 72 taps (wine & craft beer), and a welcoming atmosphere to create a unique dining experience. Craft & Vine, 310 S Oak St, Roanoke. 817-464-8181. CraftAndVine.Restaurant. Horizon UU Worship Service – 10:30am-12pm. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. 972-492-4940.



Dairy Farm Tours – Mon-Sat, by appt only. Experience life on a dairy farm with an educational tour including how and what cows are fed, the benefits of grass-crop based feed (silage), the milking parlor, bottle feeding baby calves along with the learning the benefits of drinking raw milk vs pasteurized milk. Everyone gets samples of milk. $7/person age 2 & up. Circle N Dairy, 2074 County Road 446, Gainesville. 940-372-0343.


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thursday Mystic Mandala Meditations – 6:30-7:30pm. Guided by Vijay Moksha. A non-denominational mindfulness practice to evolve consciousness; to go beyond the mind using the mind itself. Mystic


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Market opens every Saturday, from 8am to noon, April 17th through September 25th, plus 3rd Sat. of Oct, Nov, and Dec. Located in west parking lot of Saint Michaels Church. Local vendors and growers with 100% of products grown or made by them. Vendors adhere to CDC safety protocols. Masks provided; social distancing required. See ad, page 23.


713 County Road 610, Farmersville 972-658-0291 A Texas licensed Grade A Raw Milk Dairy providing raw cow milk, raw goat milk, kiefer, homemade chocolate milk, craft raw chocolate, coffee sauces, coffee milk, buttermilk as well as cage-free eggs, pastured chicken, and seasonal vegetables are also available. You can taste milk before buying. Follow product availability and farm happenings on our Facebook page.


3525 William D Tate Ave, Grapevine 76051 817-416-6600 Nature’s merchant since 1946, providing organic gardening expertise and supplies, plants for our Texas climate, pet supplies including a choice of raw diets, wet meals and kibbles; landscaping design and installation, classes, unique gifts, and the best customer service this side of DFW. Check out our events and weekly promos.

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Serving Dallas since 1951, NHG has grown into one of the most respected horticultural Start establishments Your Victory Garden in North Texas by serving our cusfor a Lifetime of Health tomers with quality & andWellness value. Offering gardening and plant education, concierge services, DIY classes, video library, gifts and more. See ad, page 19.

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BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE HEALTH Cabbage by seed (IN) Cauliflower by seed (IN) Okra by seed (IN)/(O) CARE SYSTEM Corn by seed (O) Black Eyed Peas by seed (O) Cucumbers by seed (O) 1-800-4BAYLOR August 1 - September 15: Kohlrabi by seed (IN) Pinto Beans by seed (O) Snap Pole Beans by seed (O) Southern Peas by seed (O)

Snap Bush Beans by seed (O)

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Yellow Bush Beans by seed (O)

Zucchini Squash by seed (O)

We have a network of cancer treatment centers through7700 Northaven Rd. Dallas, TX 75230 214-363-5316 out Dallas-Fort Worth, offering full range cancer-related and integrative medical services. Whether you want to learn about types of cancer, screenings, prevention, healthy living or support, Baylor is here for you. We offer the experience, expertise and technology you can trust.


13 Locations in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex 888-286-4603 With 13 Urgent Care Centers, PrimaCare serves the medical needs of area families with courtesy, convenience and compassion. Open 7 days a week with extended hours. No appointment necessary. Most insurance accepted. Use our Call Ahead Service and wait where your want. Open: Monday– Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday–Sunday 8am–5pm.

HOLISTIC DENTISTRY FLOURISH DENTAL BOUTIQUE Dr. Toni Engram 415 State St #800, Richardson 75082 469-676-2777

At Flourish Dental Boutique, we believe the best dentistry is often the least dentistry. We help your body thrive on its own with therapies that enrich and empower its natural healing processes. As a holistic and biological dental practice, we choose safe materials and treatment protocols with special attention to your nutrition and overall wellness. See ad, page 5.

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We strive to provide healthy, green alternatives for our dental patients by providing digital x-rays, mercury safe restorative options and chemical free dental hygiene products. Committed to total body wellness while avoiding the use of toxic materials, and continuing education to ensure treatments are up to date and effective in a kind and caring environment. See ad, page 7.


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Dr. Philip Kozlow Dr. Josh Rowell 5050 Quorum Dr, Suite 300, Dallas 972-458-2464

Dr. D. Brock Lynn 6190 LBJ Freeway #900, Dallas 972-934-1400 Practicing dentistry for over 38 years, specializing in periodontics, Dr. Lynn is board-certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics and Dental implants. He practices dentistry with a holistic approach and is a member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine &Toxicology as well as the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. See ad, page 2.



The premier school of nurse coaching, offering the cutting edge of health care through the Resilience Paradigm. AHH is a nurse coaching program that meets the continuing education requirements for nurses to apply for national or international certification in nurse coaching and/ or holistic nursing through the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation.


Homeoprophylaxis (HP), a part of Homeopathy, is a major part of Cathy Lemmon’s practice at Healthy Healing Arts. HP has been used worldwide for hundreds of years with a success rate of over 90% to help fight off disease. Lemmon uses an energetic, nontoxic means of promoting immunity in a safe and natural way. See ad, page 45.


Dr.Reddy believes oral health leads to overall health and function has to coincide with form. With 15 years of experience, providing quality and compassionate care for whole family. Dr.Reddy is an expert in sleep, apnea, implant and orthodontic care along with regular checkups and cleanings. We provide Smart protocol in removing toxic silver fillings. See ad, page 13.

Dr. Elizabeth Seymour, MD 399 Melrose Dr., Suite A, Richardson 214-368-4132 EHCD.COM A nationally recognized medical facility specializing in the relationship of health and disease to environmental factors. Thorough investigation is made to determine the cause and correlation of the patent’s disease process to environmental factors. A leader in the field treating mold exposure/sensitivity; oil spill, pesticides and chemical exposure; chemical sensitivities, immune dysregulation and much more.



Dr. Sonya Reddy 3000 FM 307, #300, Bartonville 940-301-0947

Dr. Becky Coats, DDS, MAGD, LVIF, FIDIA, FAACP 2631 Ira E Woods Ave, Grapevine 817-481-6888

Dr. Jerry Tennant MD, Medical Director 35 Veranda Lane, Ste 100, Colleyville 972-580-1156

Instead of focusing just on your teeth, we also look at dental issues connected with other health problems you may be having. We collaborate with Thermography, Lymphatic Drainage, and Osteopathic Medicine practitioners. Call today for TMJ Pain Relief, Sleep Apnea, Frenuloplasty(Tongue Tie), Biological Dentistry, Physiologic Orthodontics, Headache Relief, Mercury Fillings Removal, Metal Free Ceramic Implants.

Providing traditional “standard-ofcare” medicine using prescription as well as complementary medicine. Recognizing that the human body is not simply a collection of independent parts but rather an integrative whole -we treat it that way. Conditions treated include chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, macular degeneration and glaucoma, as well as thyroid support, adrenal support, hormone replacement. essential oil therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. See ad, page 46.


Niti Shah, PT, MS, CNS, LDN 3365 Regent Blvd., Ste 130, Irving TX 75063 972-514-7956 Chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, autoimmunity have reached pandemic levels. My goal is to shift attention away from suppressing symptoms with drugs—to addressing the root cause of conditions with nutrition, supplementation, lifestyle change. As a Board-certified Clinical Nutritionist, I will show you the transformative power of a back to basics approach.


9901 Valley Ranch Pkwy East, Ste 1009 Irving 972-580-0545 We are the exclusive distributor of the patented Tennant Biomodulator® PLUS & PRO. These FDA accepted non-invasive devices are designed to offer an affordable, drug free, user-friendly option for the indicated use of symptomatic relief for chronic, severe or intractable pain; and adjunctive treatment in managing post-surgical and post-traumatic pain. See ad, page 46.

PHARMACY ABRAMS ROYAL COMPOUNDING PHARMACY 8220 Abrams Rd, Dallas 214-349-8000 4904 W. Park Blvd, Plano 972-599-7700

Family owned and operated since 1980, with more than 135 years of combined experience. Our pharmacists work to provide proactive solutions to restore health and wellness. We work as trusted partners with physicians and patients to develop targeted treatment plans and customized wellness programs for your unique needs. Pharmacy Compounding. Accreditation Board (PACB) certified.

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. ~Bob Dylan

RESTAURANTS CELEBRATION RESTAURANT 4503 West Lovers Lane, Dallas 214-351-5681


4300 MacArthur Ave #150, Dallas 214-434-1175

The original farm-to-table restaurant in north Texas, inFood You Can cluding catering and takeFeel Good About! out Dallas’ Market. With a full -serORIGINAL vice bar, we celebrate farm-to-table restaurant years ofFresh serving afford• Localdelicious, • Sustainable able, locally sourced food. We offer gluten free alternatives, clean water raised salmon and sustain• Local, free-range, 100% grass-fed ably raised seafood, cagebeeffree poultryRanch and 100% from Springerhill No antibiotics ever, in vegetarian grass fed beef. Come in •today, order or take-out. fed, cage-free chicken from See ad, page 31. Perdue Farms

Offering state of the art ozone therapy to clean your body inside and out, to refuel your body with clean oxygen to help build your immune system. Other wellness services offered include: Beauty Angel, Detoxification, Curewave laser therapy, IV therapy and supplements, much more. Call today for your $20 ozone treatment.

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As Celebration continues to serve delicious, affordable and locally sourced food, we want to thank our friends and customers for your loving and loyal support!

CONCORD DALLAS CHURCH 6808 Pastor Bailey Dr, Dallas 214-331-8522

Concord Dallas is the church that grows people. Their core values are passion for Christ, passion for people and catalyst for change. Services are Sundays at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm and online at Mid-week service is Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Reverend Bryan L. Carter, Senior Pastor.

ROCKWALL COMPLETE HEALING & WELLNESS 2455 Ridge Road, Suite 151, Rockwall 972-771-8900

“Our goal is to offer our community high-quality wellness services in an exceptionally comfortable and healing environment. We know that time-honored healing traditions-Massage, Young Living Raindrop Therapy, Chiropractic, iV therapy, Juicing and Colonics work. RCW offers all of these things, come visit us and begin your journey to optimum wellness.

YOGA UNITY CHURCH OF SACHSE 5502 Ben Davis, Sachse 972-984-8946

We teach positive psychology based on Spiritual teachings of Jesus. Services are held Sundays at 11:30am. Join us as we share truths and principles to help along your spiritual journey. Each week’s message and all events are posted on our website for your convenience. Spiritual counseling and positive prayer available.

CRESCENT YOGA STUDIO & ECO-BOUTIQUE Dawn Harris, RYT500 306 W Ave F, Midlothian 214-817-8597

Ellis county’s premier yoga studio and eco-boutique offers a variety of weekly classes, specialty workshops, private yoga and reiki sessions as well as natural health and wellness events. Come feel your stress and tensions away. New student intro offer: 2 weeks unlimited Yoga for $20. Empowering a healthy lifestyle.


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Staying home this Summer but still want to have big fun? DART has you covered. Check out our DARTable Staycations for adventures the whole family will enjoy. From entertainment to dining, these local hidden gems have a little something for everyone to enjoy. And the best part? You can get there on DART—it’s all DARTable!


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