Fresh for all

When Good Local Markets expanded to Oak Cliff in March, they brought their market to a community that lacked easy access to fresh produce.

The market is at Tyler Street Tower, a 14-story residence for low-income seniors.

Besides the market itself, Good Local Markets offers nutrition and wellness classes for tower residents. Many of them receive food aid from the State of Texas, which the market’s vendors accept.

“We explain what eating seasonal and local means,” says market director Casey Cutler.

All of the produce sold at the market is in season and grown within a 150-mile radius. Some of it comes from Athens, 60 miles away. And there is one vendor who grows kale, sprouts and micro greens in East Dallas.

Besides that, you’ll find Karens-based The Barefoot Baker, a family business that bakes loaves with organic flour in brick ovens.

Half Moon Pie Co. makes sweet and savory fried pies, often using ingredients they buy at the market.

Good Local Markets also expanded to Paul Quinn College’s We Over Me Farm. That one is Thursdays from 3-7 p.m.

Did you know: The Tyler Street Market was the first Good Local Market outside of the East Dallas/White Rock area.

Tyler Street Market
Hours: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through December
Ambiance: Outdoor market
909 W. Ninth St.