April 30, 2018
The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market Newsletter
Get to Know the Folks That Grow Your Food....

How is the produce at the Frisco Rotary Farmers Market different from grocery store produce?

That question comes up often from first time visitors. When we review the applications from farmers we require that they are growers and that they document how their produce is grown. How is it watered, how are weeds killed, what type of fertilizer is used?

While many farmers that sell at the market source produce from other farmers (it's difficult to grow all types of produce in a single geographic area and soil condition), we ask that they procure the produce straight from the farm and that they know the growing conditions on that farm.

Our goal is to maximize the freshness of the produce offered at market and for you to be able to ask about the growing conditions and be comfortable with the nutritional value of the produce you purchase from the market.

Are all of farmers certified organic? Formal organic certification requires that the farm undergo annual rigorous inspections and maintain high levels of paperwork that most of our farmers cannot afford to participate in. But all of our farmers practice organic fertilization and weed control.

The next time you're at the market,
ask the people who grow your
food how it's grown and sourced!

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April 2018
Be a Market Volunteer!

Need service hours for your company or organization? Need service hours for community service or your school? Volunteer and have fun at The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market each week!
Stop By The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market Booth to Pick Up Your Free Sticker!

We will be offering different Frisco Rotary Farmers Market animal and vegetable stickers throughout the market season. Collect them all, starting with this beautiful young bull from K Bar K Meats!

The FRFM Booth also offers a bottomless cup of coffee for $1.50 and bottles of water for $1. We want you to stay hydrated during your shopping!

Our volunteers are available at the FRFM Booth to answer your questions about the market, our vendors and the Rotary Club of Frisco.

Stop by and say Hi!

May 2018
What's Fresh at the FRFM Market This Month?
The first North Texas strawberries hit the market last Saturday and boy are they good! Sweet, juicy and bigger than average! Lots of shoppers were seen nibbling on strawberries at the market on Saturday. Nothing like a perfect spring day with a perfect, straight from the field strawberry to nibble on! I wonder how many strawberries actually made it home!

You can expect the following items to be available at the markets in May (tasting allowed!:

Blackberries, Blueberries, Figs, Melons, Peaches, Strawberries
Basil, Mint
Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Greens (Chard, Mustard), Leeks, Potatoes, Onions, Okra, Peppers, Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips
Vendor Profile: K Bar K Meats

With 1,300 acres and 400 head of cattle K Bar K, located in Pottsboro, TX can meet the needs of farmers market customers, co-op customers and several restaurants throughout North Texas.

With the motto, "Grass to Grill" K Bar K meats are naturally raised, hormone free, preservative free and antibiotic free. They offer pasture fed beef, poultry and pork along with eggs.

"Animals that are pasture fed are more calm, less stressed and not standing in mounds of feces, thus removing the need for mass antibiotics and treatments. Our beef and chicken is treated humanely and with as little stress as possible," says Scott Galyon, K Bar K Meat Manager.

Is pasture fed meat better for you? Benefits of pasture fed beef include:

  • Lower in total fat
  • Higher in beta carotene
  • Higher in vitamin E
  • Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
  • Higher in calcium, magnesium and postassium
  • 3-4 times higher in Omega
  • Healthier ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3's (1.65 vs 4.84)
  • Higher in CLA's (Cis-9 trans-11) a potential cancer fighter.
  • Higher in vaccenic acid which can be transformed into CLA's)
  • Lower in saturated fats linked with heart disease.

K Bar K is a family undertaking and it shows in their strong relationship with their customers and their pride in their product. Scott Galyon is famous among the youngest visitors to the market for his free popsicles! Our adult customers value the great cuts of meat and advice on how to prepare it.

New at the 5/5/2018 market young and old can pick up their sticker featuring the beautiful young K Bar K Polled Hereford bull featured in the picture above. Be sure to ask Scott and his team what the bull was called!
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