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Peek inside tiny homes at special Dallas farmers market event

Peek inside tiny homes at special Dallas farmers market event

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A Dallas farmers market is hosting a special Earth Day event that'll give attendees a peek inside a tiny house.

Good Local Markets will celebrate Earth Day on April 7 from 8 am-1 pm at the White Rock Farmers Market, at 9150 Garland Rd.

In addition to the usual stunning array of fruits, vegetables, and artisanal items, the market is doing a special collaboration with Indigo River Tiny Homes, a new tiny house builder based in Garland.

Indigo River founder Peter Huggler will host a tour of its tiny homes and let market patrons step inside and see just how big a tiny home can be. He'll have two homes on display.

"One is a deluxe version which has top-of-the-line wood windows from Pella, and everything is wood, inside and out," Huggler says. "That includes custom trim work, walnut butcher-block countertops, and and a spiral ladder made of solid mahogany. And then we'll also have our more basic model with vinyl windows, and a staircase made of pine."

Huggler says that he founded the company because of the intense interest that people have in tiny homes.

"I've been in general contracting and home improvement for a long time, and started hearing about tiny houses about a year ago," he says. "There's a growing market, and there are not a lot of tiny house builders around locally. People want to see them. They've seen them on TV, and want a chance to step inside one and see what all the fuss is about."

If the tiny houses aren't enough for you, Texas Tree Foundation is sponsoring the event and will be offering free native pecan trees to take home and plant for those who purchase $50 worth of tokens or more at the market.

Learn about why eating local and seasonal is sustainable for the environment from local farmers and ranchers, while shopping fresh produce, proteins and artisanal offerings from market vendors.

Every Good Local Markets vendor grows or makes what they sell with no distribution.  GLM vendors offer produce, artisanal foods and handcrafted goods, all grown or made within 150 miles of Dallas.

Good Local Market at White Rock takes place every Saturday from 8 am-1 pm.

Good Local Markets at Paul Quinn College is held every Thursday from 3-7 pm, with hosted farm tours during business hours.

Good Local Markets supports local farmers, ranchers, bakers, chefs 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.