Saint Michael’s Farmers Market to Open June 30th
On Saturday, June 30th the north parking lot of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church will be turned into a bustling Farmers Market with homegrown vegetables, produce, fruits, and other specialty foods. The Farmers Market, located at 8011 Douglas at Colgate, will be open from 8:00 to 12-Noon every Saturday through the fall months.
“We expect to begin with between 14 and 20 different vendors when we open and grow from there,” says Nancy Powers, Director of Saint Michael’s Market. “We welcome farmers and growers who practice natural, sustainable, organic practices and whose products come from within 150 miles of Dallas County. We also will have specialty foods, including baked goods, tamales, herbs, cheeses, eggs, honey, milk, meats, and pasta,” Ms. Powers said. Distributors will not be permitted to sell at the market.
The idea to create the Saint Michael’s Farmers Market came from several members of Saint Michael who had been involved with farmers markets in their past and who were looking for new ways expand the church’s reach into the community. A committee led by Highland Park resident Guy Griffeth turned the idea into reality.
“We want the community to know that there are other ways to be a church beyond the traditional Sunday worship services,” said Dr. Bob Dannals, Saint Michael’s Rector. “As we encourage environmental stewardship and promote healthy homegrown food products, we expect the Farmers Market to be a gathering place for our neighbors on Saturday mornings.” In addition to farm-grown products, the market will have breakfast tacos, breads, and coffee.
Ms. Powers said vendors have shown a lot of interest and enthusiasm for the Saint Michael’s Farmers Market. They like the location near the Preston Center shopping area and the Park Cities, and the services provided. “What a great way to kickoff the July 4th holiday weekend,” she stated.
Before joining the Saint Michael’s Farmers Market, Ms. Powers served as executive director of the Highland Park Alumni Association, The Elisa Project, and currently serves as State Administrator for Texas High School Boys Lacrosse.