White Rock Local Market (WRLM) kicks-off the season Saturday, March 2 at Lakeside Baptist Church on Garland Road with an extraordinary ‘Everything’ market day featuring local food trucks and live music from The Dave Burris Group. ‘Everything’ market days which include local farmers, growers and artisans as well as arts and crafts are reserved for the 1st and 2nd Saturdays of the month, while 3rd and 4th Saturdays are exclusively food driven.
Simply Dosa, Ruthie’s Rolling Truck, Rock ‘n Roll Tacos, Easy Slider, Bacon Lover’s Truck join more than forty local growers and artisans including JuHa Ranch, Alpha Omega Farms, Good Earth Organic Farm, Hollyberry Herb Farm, Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, Cita’s Salsa, Grazed Beef Co-op, Fruth Farms Southwest and more. Also a treasure trove of arts and crafts, market revelers can shop for homemade soaps, candles, paintings as well as handmade clothing and furniture.
In its fifth year, the popular farmers market also operates on the second and fourth Saturdays at The Green Spot on North Buckner Boulevard. March 9th will showcase local chefs including Chef Brian Luscher of Post Oak Red Hots with on-site cooking demonstrations. Oak Cliff Bike Company joins the mix with Dutch- inspired bikes.
A vibrant celebration of community and neighborhood, WRLM strengthens the local food economy and creates awareness of the social, environmental, and health benefits of eating local foods. Artisans, farmers and ranchers are located within 150 miles. WRLM incubates and cultivates small businesses, several which have moved on to have storefronts.
White Rock Local Market is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization sustained by contributions and memberships. Individual memberships for 2013, from Seeds ($25) to Beyond Organic ($1,000) and everywhere in between are on-sale now at www.whiterocklocalmarket.com. Membership benefits vary.
In addition to the market, WRLM provides Love Your Farmer volunteer days, cooking demos, Sprouting Healthy Kids – a hands-on gardening and nutrition after school program, continues the SNAP/Lone Star food stamp program and offers gardening, cooking, sustainability and nutrition workshops. In 2013 WRLM will start White Rock Local Garden.
White Rock Local Market is open from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. from March 2 – December 8. The first and third Saturdays of the month markets will be located at Lakeside Baptist Church, 9150 Garland Road. Markets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at the Green Spot are located at 702 North Buckner Boulevard. For more information, event calendar, vendor listings and memberships go to www.whiterocklocalmarket.com.