The Best Foodie Events of the Week, including Meat Fight

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Love Your Farmer is the theme at the "everything" White Rock Local Market (702 N. Buckner Blvd.) this Saturday. In addition to the normal bounty of local produce, crafts and various treats, there's a backyard chicken and urban bee-keeping clinic from 9 a.m. to noon and a class on how to process your own chicken. Or you could sign-up for a work day at Fruth Farms, specifically by preparing crops for next season, building a shelter in the goat paddock and vaccinating baby goats. And you thought you'd be bored this weekend. Now you get to vaccinate baby goats!

The Slideluck Potshow is at The Power Station (3816 Commerce St.) this Saturday at 6 p.m. Jamie Laughlin reports on the Mixmaster that the event "mixes the nostalgia aspects of a slower life when folks indulged in potluck dinner then shared family slideshows." All you need to do is prepare a tasty dish, then hang out a watch a multimedia show featuring local artists. It's free.

Meat Fight, the barbecue competition and fundraiser that COA'er Alice Laussade is throwing at Sons of Hermann Hall on November 4, will showcase Deep Ellum Brews and Knob Creek tastings in addition to the mind-blowing meats from local chefs. If you're quick, you can jump on a couple of MF tickets on eBay...

Good Records has partnered with the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market for a Good Local Market at 1808 Greenville Ave. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, November 3. Brandon Castillo with DEOM explains, "The event aims to not only promote Good Records and local shopping, but also to bring more people to the neighborhood."

The Good Records' parking lot will be filled with about 20 different vendors and food trucks. A Pintrest page has been created for the vendors. Yellow Belly, a new local truck that specializes in yellow tomato cuisine, will be there.

There's a Zoo to Do this Saturday evening, which helps raise funds for different educational programs and wildlife conservation through the Dallas Zoological Society. Twenty-five chefs from around Dallas, including Tiffany Derry, Janice Provost, Kent Rathbun, Anthony Van Camp and Tim Byers will provide nibs for the "grazing" event. Do it for the monkeys.

The Bishop Arts Saturday Market is this weekend.

Plus, here are five ways to use the new Klyde Warren Park, one of which is a picnic.

If all that fails to amuse you, then you should strongly consider making meatballs.

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