About Us

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 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 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.

It is exactly what you expect it to be. Fresh veggies grown locally, crafts, jewelry, clothing, quilts and acoustic music. Locally grown coffee was interesting and even four food trucks. And when one of the local community leaders is there with his family, I’m guessing that’s a good sign.

Andrew H.

I love this little market. Was able to get LOCAL FRESH tomatoes, onions,sunflower sprouts, greens, and squash. Plus a pair of handmade earrings. And locally brewed and roasted coffee.

Melissa G.

There was something for everyone! Tons of handcrafted dog toys and homemade local dog treats for my lil’ Monster, different flavors of jerky and men products for my boyfriend, beauty products and jewelry for me! You can sit at a table or on the grass like we did and enjoy the live band and people around you.

Renee S.

Meet Our Board

The 2015-2017 Board of Directors is committed to improving the Denton experience through the Denton Community Market.

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Dobbs Remodeling
Local Business

Local Family Business: Home Remodeling – specializing in Cabinet Re-facing. Email: tdobbs63@yahoo.com

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Vicki Oppenheim
President
BiographyVicki Oppenheim, President Vicki is an urban planner who joined the Denton Community Market (DCM) as an original volunteer Steering Committee member in 2009. Two years later she became a staff member as the co-coordinator, planner, and Secretary of the Board of Directors. As of July 2016, she is the President of the Board and [...]
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Erin Tran
Secretary
BiographyErin Tran, Secretary, Farmer Vendor Erin Tran is the proprietor of Tierra Verde Farm in Sanger, Texas. She tends flocks of ducks and chickens, milks dairy goats, keeps bees, and raises fiber animals, including sheep and llamas. She also makes goat milk soap, knits, spins, and bakes. Erin is active in community service, volunteering extensively [...]
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Kimberly Bien
Craftsperson Vendor
BiographyKimberly Bien, Craftsperson Vendor Kimberly Bien is the artisan and owner of Salted Sanctuary, a soap and natural body products company based at Denton Community Market.  Kimberly started researching ingredients and creating products in 2004 after having adverse reactions to preservatives in body products.  Her passion is making luxury products with natural and vegan friendly ingredients that [...]
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Jeffrey Rous
UNT
BiographyJeffrey Rous, UNT Jeff is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of North Texas where he teaches urban economics and microeconomics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He grew up in the Chicago area where his family was involved in the dairy business. His interest in farmers' markets partially originated in his [...]
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Matthew Sallack
Artist Vendor
BiographyMatthew Sallack, Artist Vendor Matthew G. Sallack was born in Mississippi in 1984. He and his parents moved to Denton, Texas the next year where he spent all of his childhood. He graduated from Billy Ryan High School in 2003 and moved to San Marcos, Texas to study Communication Design at Texas State University. After [...]
The Board of Directors is an integral part of the Denton Community Market operations. As required in the 501c3 Bylaws of the DCM, the Board provides guidance on policies, operations, procedures, budgets, and special circumstances. Meetings are held a minimum of 4 times per year. Additional meetings are held as needed.

THE BOARD IN THE NEWS:

2015 Season Opening: Spring Sprouts DRC
Denton Business Chronicle 2015

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 and WIC FMNP 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

The Denton Community Market abides by the Texas Department of Agriculture Non-Discrimination Policy