Dallas Farmers Market will reopen what was formerly known as Shed 1 on August 29; from now on, it will be known as, simply, "The Shed." While it has been under construction, the market has been operating out of Shed 3.
The Shed will house new and old vendors, with a focus on local farmers and transparency through clearly labeled, high-quality produce. There will also be a stage on the east end for live music, chef demonstrations and cooking classes on the weekends.
The Dallas Farmers Market also has plans for Shed 2, which closes August 1 for remodeling. The new Shed 2 — which also gets a new moniker, "The Market" — will include four anchor restaurants with interior and patio dining, as well as Mudhen, the free-standing restaurant and beer garden from restaurateur Shannon Wynne. The Market will open in spring 2015.
"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.
A parking structure for the market will also be built this fall.
In a unique private-nonprofit partnership, the Dallas Farmers Market has joined forces with GROW North Texas, which manages farmer relationships, improving product mix and quality. The group is actively procuring farmers, local vendors and food artisans for the market and the broad hunger programs it supports. Interested vendors should visit GROW North Texas website.