This Way In >>

Dallas Farmers Market to reopen new anchor market, The Shed, with four restaurants in the works

The Dallas Farmers Market, now a privately held corporation, will reopen  partially new digs on Friday, Aug. 29.  The Dallas Farmers Market is currently open and operating daily out of Shed 3.

According to a news release, The Shed, formally known as Shed 1, will feature new food vendors with a focus on local farmers and transparency through clearly labeled, high-quality produce. Carts will be made available for shopping and a stage will be built at the east end for weekend highlights including live music, chef demonstrations and cooking classes.

The Dallas Farmers Market also shared plans for Shed 2, which closed today for remodeling. The new Shed 2 will include four anchor restaurants with interior and patio dining,  local artisan and food vendors and Mudhen, a 5,500-square-foot free-standing restaurant and beer garden from restaurateur Shannon Wynne. Shed 2 will reopen as The Market in spring 2015. (I’ve heard that Rex’s Seafood is also taking a restaurant space there.)

“The Dallas Farmers Market is a central part of downtown Dallas’ history, and it is taking on new life as we work to restore its vibrant role as one of our city’s major food destinations,” said Travis Morgan, director of operations at the Dallas Farmers Market. “The plans announced today mark meaningful and swift change for our farmers, our vendors and all who enjoy shopping at the Market, and we’re thrilled to have these milestones ahead of us.”

A much-needed parking structure for the market will also begin construction this fall. These developments will enhance the neighborhood by providing a compelling shopping and dining destination for visitors while improving the quality of life for the growing population of downtown residents.

The Dallas Farmers Market began in the late 1800s with farmers selling from wagons and evolved into a brisk wholesale business at the intersection of Pearl and Cadiz streets around 1900. In 1939, the site of the Dallas Farmers Market was formalized and the first shed established. It was officially sanctioned as a municipally owned and operated market in December 1941. DF Market Holdings, LLC bought the market from the city in May 2013 and leads the revitalization of the year-round attraction.  One of the nation’s leading food destinations, on its two most popular days each week – Thursdays and Sundays – approximately 78 metric tons of produce moves through the market to fruit stands and restaurants from Oklahoma to Arkansas. In addition to the daytime market, which is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the DFM operates a nighttime wholesale market from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. that is open to chefs and the public from May to November.

Dallas Farmers Market, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas


Recently Published


Here’s the secret Fort Worth location planned for Chicago’s famous Portillo’s

Portillo’s isn’t ready to reveal where they’re ...


Tupelo Honey brings its Ashville, North Carolina Southern charms to Las Colinas with stunning new restaurant

Serving generous portions of from-scratch Southern cooking, ...


Houston is getting its own version of Dallas’ epic food festival this fall: Chefs for Farmers Houston!

Dallas’ best culinary festival is taking its show on the road ...


Chicago’s famous Portillo’s rolls its Beef Bus through DFW to introduce Texans to Portillo’s Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches

Chicago’s famous Portillo’s is expanding to DFW this ...


Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Dallas Chocolate Festival, which returns in person this September

Dallas Chocolate Festival founder Sander Wolf sends word that his ...


“Rib Wings” – A New And Delicious Way To Make BBQ Pork Ribs

If you were ever to apply the word “Lazy” to a barbecue ...


Shhhh … Nick Badovinus has secretly opened a new Uptown Dallas restaurant with chef Stan Rodrigues on the team mix

Remember when we told you last October that Nick Badovinus was taking ...


Dallas restaurant ranked among the top 50 pizzerias in America by international judging panel

Pizza! An Italy-based organization dedicated to recognizing and ...


Think your pecan pie or chocolate cake is good enough to win a blue ribbon at the State Fair of Texas? It’s easier than you think. Here’s how.

If you’re convinced that your lemon ice box cake, chocolate ...