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Calling all chili aficionados!  The 5th annual Good Local Markets Chili Showdown will take place Sunday, April 19th at Vickery Meadow Market (5803 E. Northwest Highway in the SW corner of the Half Price Books flagship store parking lot).  Up to twenty teams will provide samples for a public tasting from 1-3pm.

Special guest judges are Dallas City Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates, D Magazine Editor Tim Rogers and Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher of Luscher’s Red Hots and The Grape.

Entry fee is $25 per team and participation is limited.  To register online, go to  Tasting tickets can be purchased for $5 at the GLM information desk at the event. 

Good Local Markets operates three farmer’s markets in Dallas and includes only local growers and makers.  The Lakeside Market is on the first and third Saturday of the month at Lakeside Baptist Church (9150 Garland Road) and White Rock Market is the second and fourth Saturday at Green Spot Market and Fuels (702 N. Buckner Blvd.) from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The Vickery Meadow Market is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. every Sunday at Half-Price Books (5803 W. Northwest Highway). 

Good Local Markets is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization which supports local farmers, ranchers and artisans by providing a public space to sell fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, hand-crafted foods and other products while serving thousands of residents looking for healthy and locally sourced foods.    Additionally Good Local Markets offers the Lone Star food stamp program, Love Your Farmer volunteer days, educational programs and workshops.

For more information, event calendar, vendor listings and sponsorships go to

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