About Denton Community Market
The Denton Community Market is a 501c3 producer-only farmer’s market and art market in downtown Denton, Texas. The Market began in April of 2010 and features live music, kids activities, local farms, local artists, food trucks, food vendors and more! Bring the family and friends and experience the best of Denton, Texas!
Come for a visit us at an upcoming Market Day:
Denton Community Market
Every Saturday April – November 2017
Denton County Historical Park at Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St.
(317 W. Mulberry St. Denton TX 76201)
9am – 1pm
Our Mission & Principles
The mission of the Denton Community Market is to strengthen the Denton community by providing economic opportunities for local artists, businesses, food vendors, and food producers to contribute to the vitality and livability of Denton.
Our guiding principles remind of us our values to:
- provide a setting in which community members can purchase local products from local producers
- provide educational opportunities to learn about the products made and grown in our community
- promote the local economy by connecting food producers and consumers
- reduce barriers to entry for new entrepreneurs and small businesses
- promote sustainable farmer practices and environmental stewardship while educating the public about these practices, and
- strengthen ties between community members by creating a sense of place.
THE BOARD IN THE NEWS:
Current Market Staff
Co-Founder and Executive Director: Vicki Oppenheim
Market Vendor Coordinator: Rachel Weaver
Market Co-Booth Managers: Christi Witten and Keara Soller
Farmer’s Working Group
The Farmers Working Group meets three to four times per year to address the specific needs of farmers who are members of the Denton Community Market. The Working Group also provides recommendations on special farm products that are produced outside of the 100-mile radius for final approval by the Board of Directors.
Current Working Group member farms: 5G Farms, Tierra Verde Farm, Tree Folk, and Wolf Creek Farm.
SNAP Now Available for Food Purchases
Customers who have WIC benefits or SNAP benefits through their Lone Star Card (EBT) may now make qualified purchases at the Denton Community Market. The Market received a USDA grant in partnership with the City of Denton to enable lower income individuals to purchase fresh produce and other agricultural products.
For WIC: Please visit the Denton Community Market booth near the Farmer’s District entrance (near banner) to obtain a WIC FMNP Voucher booklet. Each Voucher booklet has 5 vouchers worth $6 each (total $30/voucher booklet) that can be used for qualified items: Fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Ask for a list from Market Staff.
For SNAP: Please visit the Denton Community Market booth near the Farmer’s District entrance (near banner) to obtain DCM $1 wooden tokens (as many as you need for purchases) that can be used for qualified items: Fresh produce, meat, eggs, honey, jams, other canned goods, plants for growing food, and baked items are all qualified items for purchase.
We are very excited to be able to be a source of fresh food to WIC and SNAP benefit recipients! Information on SNAP history and impacts can be found here: SNAP at Markets