After the City of Dallas sold the Dallas Farmers Market off to a private entity, market goers were promised big changes. When the market reopened on September 1, it was a little difficult to tell what exactly had changed. Shed 2, the former home of Pecan Lodge, is completely closed as the group renovates the building for new vendors, and the newly christened "The Shed" sat completely empty.
file photo Your new and improved Dallas Farmers Market, Dallas.
But Shed 3 was open and totally packed with vendors. This shed formerly housed large-scale produce distributors, but now the focus is back on the farmers. Before the makeover, the produce on offer here was just like the fruits and vegetables you find at the supermarket, like Chiquita bananas and Dole oranges. Now the space is almost completely devoted to local farmers and artisan food purveyors.More »