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Bronze Transparency
best of denton 2018

About Denton Community Market

The Denton Community Market is a 501c3 nonprofit producer-only farmer’s market and art market in downtown Denton, Texas. The Market was founded in 2009. The first Markets 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!

Celebrate our 10th Year Anniversary with us in 2019:

Denton Community Market
Every Saturday April – November 2019
Denton County Historical Park at Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St.
(317 W. Mulberry St. Denton TX 76201)
9am – 1pm (Summer hours 8am - 12pm)

Bronze Seal of Transparency 2018

The Denton Community Market was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2018 Bronze Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile!

GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.Now our community and potential donors, funders, and key decision makers can see our commitment to transparency and easily contact us for more information. Check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

Best of Denton 2018

Thanks for Voting Denton! We earned 2nd place in the Denton Life & Fun category for Best Community Event!

We offer a unique gathering space and family friendly event every Saturday, April through November!

We appreciate your support!

 

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.

 

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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.

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.

Our Board of Directors

 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.

Current Market Staff

2019 Staff

 The Denton Community Market organization is comprised of a management team as well as over 150 vendors who have joined the market as members. Market staff works year-round, and seasonally, to manage the organization, coordinate Markets and local events, and administer programs.

Denton Community Market Staff

The Denton Community Market staff is a core group of dedicated community members that help manage and promote the Market.

Vicki Oppenheim: Executive Director (bottom right)

Shiela Horton: Vendor Coordinator (top middle right)

Amy Beam: Market Coordinator (top middle left)

Hillary Torres: Market Booth Manager (top left)

Loré Yessuff: Market Booth Manager (top right)

Rachel Weaver: Performance Coordinator & Previous Market Vendor Coordinator (2016 - 2019) (bottom left)

Board of Trustees

Rhonda Love
Leroy Falcon
Bellann Hyten
Peggy Riddle
Gary Barnhart
The  Board of Trustees is an advisory and advocacy group to benefit the Denton Community Market. The goals are to:
1) Advocate for the Market
2) Connect Market to resources and donors
3) Work on special projects for the benefit of the Market, as desired.

The group will meet quarterly for lunches and more as needed for special projects.

Note: it is not the official Board of Directors.

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 Farmers Working Group member farms: Tree Folk, Jubilee Farm, Babylove’s Farm, iRelish, Reeve’s Bees, Oliver's Gardens.