Scenes from the First White Rock Local Market

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While some vendors brought fresh, locally grown produce, it was clear spring hasn't quite blossomed.
When the sun first shone on Lakeside Baptist Church this past Saturday it was 33 degrees outside. And even though it warmed up a touch by the time White Rock Local Market opened at 8 a.m., it was hardly perfect outdoor shopping weather.

Sarah Perry, a spokesperson for the market confirmed as much, when I asked her what she thought of the attendance at the season's first market. She thought it was about average. Things looked packed to me.

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By 10 a.m. the market was filled with shoppers.
Some 60 vendors showed up, selling everything from bee pollen to hot dogs to used bicycles. There were some vegetables too, but the small offering echoed the climate. Spring has not yet sprung. It's getting close, though.

Didn't make it this weekend? Next weekend's market is at the Green Spot. Check out just a handful of the things you missed, for now.


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Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms brought out some sharp-looking fungus, including portobellos, oysters and more.


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Empire Bakery sold all sorts of their popular bread, including this chocolate croissant that was bigger than my fist.


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So, apparently Brian Luscher makes a damn good hotdog. And now it's even easier to get the links. He'll be at the market in either location every week from now on.


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The ever-present food trucks stopped by.


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I don't think I've ever visited a farmers market around Dallas where the Texas Honey Bee Guild didn't show up at. They sell local honey, beeswax and pollen, all delivered with an enthusiastic dose of honey bee puns.


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There were a few vendors with eggs from chickens, ducks and geese.


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Trust me, these guys sounded way better than the music you usually hear piped through your neighborhood grocery store.

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I was there, and had my first experience with a food truck.  It wasn't good.  It was hard to see the people behind the tinted windows, which I guess they kept shut because it was so cold.  All but one of the food truck's menus was hard to read, the way they were higher than eye  level, and some behind the tinted glass, so it wasn't a very personal experience dealing with them.  And then the $7 crepe with strawberries was WAY overpriced.


Juha is great local, family owned ranch from which to purchase all kinds of meat and chicken eggs.


Go early! I was feeling lazy and didn't get out there until nearly 11 and several vendors had either sold out and gone home for the day or had slim pickings left.

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