Dreams do come true, people. I have often dreamed of strolling through a market in Provence and picking up fresh flowers for a dinner party. Never have I ever seen flowers at my local farmers market until I turned the corner last Saturday and squealed with delight. There it was: a flower stand at my very own Rockwall Farmers Market.
Jenna and Peter own Paper Bird Flower Farm, a flower farm in the Dallas area where they grow ranunculus, sunflowers, snapdragons, yarrow, love-in-a-mist, lisianthus, bells of Ireland, zinnia, pincushion flowers, asters, marigolds, celosia, and more. I could hardly contain my excitement walking up to the booth to shake the hand of the man who grew the flowers. There were several different sizes to choose from (start at mason jar bouquets for $10) but I sprung for the largest bouquet (I’m sure none of you are surprised), which I was so delighted with, I somehow forgot to take pictures of it at the market! (I’m telling you, I was flustered.) Luckily, I always take a farmers market haul photo when I get home. Just look at how lovely it is!
The bouquets all smelled amazing from the purple basil flowers tucked amongst the flowers. So clever. These are not your average grocery store bouquets. Eleven days later, mine is still going strong.
There’s always been a good variety of fruits, vegetables, pastries, pies, and treats at Rockwall Farmers Market but lately I’ve been seeing quite a few fun Tex-Mex booths where you can pick up salsa, queso, housemade tortillas and tortilla chips.
This is Texas so you can always count on picking up some great beef at Rockwall Farmers Market. I often grab burgers, ground beef, and steaks from Tate Farms and Ashcraft Beef.
You can even find dog treats at Rockwall Farmers Market! Henry loved these pumpkin treats.
If there’s one thing that’s an absolute must when visiting the Rockwall Farmers Market, it’s the honey lemonade at Sabine Creek’s honey booth (which is also where I get my bee pollen). I like to go there first and sip my honey lemonade while strolling around the market scoping out what else I want to buy.
Although Rockwall Farmers Market isn’t enormous like Dallas Farmers Market, it always has a great variety of goodies to pick up. My only complaint is that we used to have a couple of cheese vendors and I haven’t seen any this summer. Hopefully next season!
I usually spend about half an hour at the market, but you could easily stop and sample everything and spend a good hour there. Rockwall Farmers Market is located on our adorable historic town square (think Stars Hollow) so be sure to grab brunch at one of the restaurants after the market!
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