The best farmers markets offer not just a solid selection of locally grown produce but also integrate farmers with prepared items, artists and food. It's an added bonus if the market is in a quaint, scenic location, which is always more pleasant than buying summer squash in a hot parking lot. McKinney Farmers Market hits all the marks. Held in McKinney's historic, tree-filled Chestnut Square, this market is stocked so well with local farmers and vendors that you can easily handle an entire grocery trip in one spot. Meat, produce, canned goods, pastured eggs, olive oil — it's all there and reasonably priced. The market also hosts fundraising farm-to-table dinners featuring local farmers using seasonal North Texas produce.
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