White Rock Local Market began in 2009 with the idea that a neighborhood farmers market would improve our health and our quality of life here in East Dallas. Why have to drive across town to a farmers market? Why not have one right here?
Six years later, White Rock Local Market has grown into Good Local Markets, hosting farmers markets, educational programs, a food stamp program, community garden space, and more. Now, Good Local Markets is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization working to create a stronger demand for local foods. We have proven the rule “Build it and they will come…”
Our farmers markets serve thousands of residents looking for healthy and locally raised foods. Good Local Markets also present some of our region’s top makers of clothes, jewelry, furniture, fine art, toys and more, hand made by North Texans. Our markets now serve to connect local farmers, food producers and craftsmen directly to our community.
Good Local Markets strengthen the local food economy and creates awareness of the social, environmental, and health benefits of growing and eating local food.
Good Local Markets are juried markets that attract growers and artists from a 150-mile radius of our community. Our vendors directly raise, grow, and/or produce what they sell.
Simple food chain; simple food choices. Good Local Markets promote the health of shoppers, the health of local businesses, and the health of our local food system.
Our successful Lone Star food stamp program makes real food affordable. Education creates empowerment - our workshops, school field trips, and an after-school entrepreneurial program teach life lessons. We work to improve the local food economy and the general pubic health.
Good Local Markets bring food producers to our urban center, creating a new, broader community. We bring people together around food, and that is one of the ageless definitions of community anywhere.
Good Local Markets host farmers markets, classes and workshops, a Lone Star program, and a community garden.