The Collin County Farmers’ Market (CCFM) at Fairview Farms, in Plano, will open for business at 8 a.m., April 20. The first market in the city to open under new regulations developed by the Plano Environmental Health Department, the market is operated by CCFM, a nonprofit community corporation.
The focus of the market is on Texas-grown produce and meats, along with locally
made products and a community center where folks can learn about green and healthy living. The market will open with 40 vendors selling products that include local, naturally grown produce, forage-fed natural meats, varieties of honey and bee pollen, coffee, breads, olive oil, soaps and green and organic products.
Plans call for a community garden on the property, sponsored by local business and maintained by local Scout troops and other volunteers in the area, with all produce harvested being donated to local food banks. Market day activities include music, entertainment, pony rides, a bounce house, face painting and a bungee jump for older kids.
Fairview Farms was built in 1989 as one of the original markets in North Texas and has a pottery store and party facility onsite.
Location: 3314 N. Central Expressway, Plano.