The Oak Cliff Lion’s Club is the only permit holder for a farmers market south of the Trinity River.
The club started our neighborhood farmers market in the spring, in a parking lot donated by Cliff Temple Baptist Church, and the market has been growing every month.
There are vendors selling coffee, juice, tamales, baked goods and pickles. By Dallas city ordinance, more than 50 percent of vendors at licensed farmers markets must offer foodstuffs.
Recently, an East Texas farmer took a spot at the market, offering squash, onions, greens and peaches.
Tables at the market cost just $25, a steal compared to any other market in Dallas.
John McCall, a Lion’s Club member and the market’s organizer, says he is working to recruit more farmers to the market.
“We’re starting off small,” he says. “But we’re going to keep at it.”
Oak Cliff Lion’s Club Farmers Market
Tenth at Beckley
AMBIANCE: Open-air market
PRICE RANGE: $5-$15
HOURS: 8 a.m.-noon July 2 and the first Saturday of every month