The Dallas Farmers Market is located directly north of Interstate 30 in the southeast side of downtown Dallas at 1010 South Pearl Street. The Dallas Farmers Market is open 7 days a week from 8am to 6pm, 362 days of the year. At the Dallas Farmers Market you will find fresh produce sold directly by the farmers who grew it.

Beginning in the late 1800s, farmers began selling their fresh produce in various Dallas locations. By 1900, the intersection of Pearl and Cadiz streets became the hub of a busy produce wholesale business. Large quantities of produce were sold along with other farm products, such as chickens, pigs, goats, and eggs. In 1939, the site of the Dallas Farmers Market opened its first shed. The site was officially sanctioned as a city owned and operated market in December 1941.

In addition to a huge variety of fresh fruits and vegetables you'll find flowers, palm trees, imports in the International Market ranging from furniture to artworks to jewelry. You'll also find several eating opportunities, including a very good Mexican restaurant with an outdoor patio from which you can watch the shoppers.

In the 21st century in the Dallas Farmers Market you will find three kinds of sellers: produce dealers, wholesale dealers and local farmers. Workshops and seasonal festivals also take place throughout the year.


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This bosom gal can be found in the International Market Place.

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This lovely lady is a very interesting coffee table with her ample chest region acting as the table part. She's available in the Dallas Farmer's Market's International Market Place; a big building adjacent to the Farmer's Market, stocked over full of very unique items.

Get your tamales, chili and salsa at the International Market. Also in the International Market Place there are food items available like we see here, tamales, chili and salsa.
A large mirror for sale in the International Market. Is this a photo of a tourist with a camera? Or is this a photo of someone taking a photo of himself in a mirror with part of the Dallas Farmer's Market's International Market Place reflected behind him?
At the Dallas Farmers Market you will find plenty of convenient, free parking. There are 4 sheds full of various vendors selling everything you would expect to find at a well-stocked Farmers Market.

In Shed 1 you will find locally grown produce, with a Verified Local Farmer certification indicating the produce comes from within 150 miles of Dallas.

In Shed 2 you will find specialty items, like pottery and products from Africa and Mexico. You'll also find locally grown meat and poultry at Texas Meats Super Natural. In Shed 2 you will find spices, cookies, pastries, coffee and other goodies.

In Shed 3 you will find produce imported into Texas, like Florida oranges, Washington apples and cherries, California grapes and Mexican avocados. You may also find some locally grown produce in Shed 3.

In Shed 4 you will find wholesale vendors catering to area restaurants and grocery stores. If you want to buy a large volume of produce, Shed 4 is where you want to go.

If you are looking for flower and garden products you will find those vendors in the parking lot next to Shed 2.

The Dallas Farmers Market International Market sort of reminds us of shopping in a Mexican border town. Still in the International Market Place part of the Dallas Farmer's Market, you get a small idea from this photo of the sorts of things you can find here. Shopping in the International Market reminds us of a Mexican border town, which makes sense since so much of the stuff for sale is from Mexico.
Pottery and Chimineas in the International Market. Another view of the International Market Place, this part claiming to have the most chimineas in the Metroplex. At the best price.
Flowers for sale with the Dallas skyline in the background. More flowers, with the Dallas downtown skyline a short distance away.

Let's go to the main attraction at the Dallas Farmer's Market now, that being the farmers selling produce.

Vine ripe Texas watermelons. Here you get your first look at how crowded the Dallas Farmer's Market is at times. The crowds are part of what makes it a fun place. That and the freshest, best produce these Eyes on Texas have found in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Texas watermelons are very good.
Inside one of the covered sheds where the farmers do their selling in the Dallas Farmers Market. There are 3 covered sheds with produce vendors. You can park inside the sheds, but parking there is usually a bit crowded. There is plenty of parking outside the sheds, including an underground parking garage. Parking is free.

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Dozens of farmers have stalls, some very specialized in what they are selling, others seem to have a large variety. Here see see a lot of carefully arranged apples.

There is a lot of interaction between the vendors and the shoppers.

You get plenty of opportunity to sample the various types of produce at the Dallas Farmers Market. Free samples abound. You can see a bowl of cantaloupe ripe for the sampling in this photo. On this visit to the Dallas Farmer's Market, among the things sampled were cantaloupe, watermelon, mango, plums, tomatoes, peaches, cucumbers, nectarines and probably a few other things that aren't being remembered right now.
A slice of cantaloupe at the Dallas Farmers Market.

Here we see a big chunk of sweet Texas cantaloupe being sliced for sampling.

A farmer up to her neck in her produce.

This guy appears to be a bit startled at seeing an odd out of place head among the heads of lettuce.

A healthy amount of very green vegetables and Texas watermelons.

More produce. Including a lot of watermelons.

Field grown vine ripe tomatoes from Lemley's Produce at the Dallas Farmers Market. On this first day of September tomatoes seemed to be everywhere. Big, deep red, very tasty tomatoes, field grown vine ripe tomatoes from Lemley's Produce. In about a month a lot of Washington apples will appear.

Another look at a lot of produce, grapes, nectarines, mangoes, apples, tomatoes, peanuts and onions.

Amongst the fruit and vegetables you can also get eggs at the Dallas Farmers Market.

This lady is inquiring about the cost of a flat of eggs. You can find things like pecans and peanuts and other non-vegetable/non-fruit type things at the Dallas Farmer's Market. Such as flowers, which we see in the next photo.

A selection of dried and cut flowers at the Dallas Famers Market.

Dried flowers and not yet dry flowers can be found here.

You can solve all your gardening needs at the Dallas Farmers Market, everything from petunias to pansies to palm trees. There are flower and plant sellers in the Dallas Farmer's Market complex. You can also get all your palm tree needs met here. Palm Trees are an item you definitely would not find at Pike Place in Seattle.
Wandering through the palm tree forest at the Dallas Farmers Market.

Palm trees were mentioned above. Here we see a group of Washingtonians at the Dallas Farmer's Market, lost in a forest of palm trees.

A pair of tourists from Seattle take a break outside the International Market at the Dallas Farmers Market.

A pair of tourists from Seattle sitting outside the International Market Place with the Dallas Farmer's Market behind them.

A tourist from Washington looks at tomatoes under the Texas flag in the Dallas Farmers Market.

A different Seattle visitor, in a different week in October, this one looks like someone's mother.

A tourist from Washington standing in front of some Washington state apples.

Here we see the above mother sampling something and standing in front of a display of apples from Washington. She thought them to be too expensive, likely in part because she can go in her backyard and pick Washington apples. Apples from Washington are among the few out of Texas produce items sold at the Dallas Farmers Market.

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