Mandatory COVID restrictions lifted. We encourage visitors to follow CDC guidelines.
Market Share is a dedicated booth hosted by Lucas Farmers Market volunteers to benefit Collin County food pantries and shelters. Shoppers can share canned goods and cleaning supplies brought from home or purchase items from market vendors. Market Share Partners will rotate throughout the season.
Check out our market montage!
Vendors Jonathan & Jason Jackson made the cover of winter edition of Edible Dallas & Fort Worth. They discussed the Berkshire Farm history.
Lucas resident and new vendor Jeff Bednar, discussed how Profound Foods found a new calling during the pandemic in the fall issue of Edible Dallas & Fort Worth.
Abena & Eugene Foli
About: The Foli's started POKS Spices in 2016. They joined the Lucas Farmers Market in 2020. Since it was their first market, they didn't know what to expect. However, they said, the market exceeded their expectations. They were impressed by the large number and variety of vendors, as well as the market organization. "We were amazed at the turnout and patronage," they said. "Customers who came to our stall were willing to listen to what we had to offer and sample our products."
What products do you offer? If you are a lover of Cajun or Spicy Seasoning, then you will enjoy POKS Spices All Purpose Seasonings. Discover FlavorFULL Goodness with our Spicy Seasonings which have no MSG, no Sugar, no Preservatives and have less sodium than the typical Cajun/Spicy seasoning. From breakfast eggs, to grilling or air frying seafood and meats, to sautéing vegetables and making meals like fried rice, noodles, gumbo, and stews, POKS Spices All Purpose Seasonings are bound to give your meals that extra kick.
What do you like most as a Lucas Farmers Market vendor? Apart from being able to share our products and story with patrons of the Market, we look forward to interacting one-on-one with customers and developing those relationships. With our product being unique to the Spice/Seasoning category, we have a rare opportunity as a small business to reach clients we would otherwise not be able to reach.
McKinney-based Samaritan Inn is the largest homeless shelter in Collin County. The Inn takes a holistic approach that supports those experiencing homelessness with everything they need and teaches them life skills to expedite their journey back to self-sufficiency. On a given night, approximately 160 people sleep at the Inn, of which 1 out of 3 are children.
“We are not a walk-in shelter, we are a comprehensive homeless program,” explains Alma Hernandez, who volunteers as the Inn’s marketing and social media coordinator. “Residents accepted into our program receive transitional housing, three meals a day, tutoring, counseling and financial literacy services, transportation and anything they need to help them gain dignity and independence.”
All Samaritan Inn services are free and community support is vital to its success.
“We are so excited about the Market Share opportunity,” Hernandez said. “Not only are we thankful for the donations, but also for the chance to let people know we’re here. Community awareness and support help us help others.”
Hernandez said fresh produce, canned goods, paper goods and cleaning supplies are always needed. A full list of current needs is available by visiting their website.
The Lucas Farmers Market was established in 2019, by the Lucas Farmers Market Committee, with backing by the City of Lucas, Texas. We are located next to Lucas City Hall at Lucas Community Park, 665 Country Club Road, Lucas, TX 75002. Our goal is to create a safe and pleasant social experience for our community by providing local and organic meat, honey and produce. Market vendors also offer baked goods, artisan and specialty foods, plants & flowers and more!
Vendors are invited to fill out an online application and read our rules here. Applications will be reviewed by the Lucas Farmers Market Committee (LFMC). LFMC will notify by email those vendors who have been approved. We will maintain a vendor mix with a primary focus on agricultural producers. LFMU evaluates cottage food, specialty and artisan vendors based on product quality and customer demand.
The Lucas Farmers Market has approximately 150 parking spaces, including 80 spaces behind City Hall. Traffic personnel will direct you to an open space. Vendors will be directed to a designated area once they have unloaded their products.
Do you have questions or comments? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon!
665 Country Club Road, Lucas, Texas 75002, United States
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (twice monthly; check schedule)
COVID restrictions lifted. We encourage visitors to follow CDC guidelines.
Masks and social distancing required. Hand sanitizing stations provided, controlled access with no more than 120 families at one time. Two vendor maximum in booths.
Drive-Through Market allowing customers to browse and purchase as they drive by vendor booths. Vendors required to wear masks; no samples; controlled access with booths placed along City Hall and park perimeters
Pick-Up Market for pre-ordered, pre-paid items. Check with individual vendors for pre-order information.
Stage 5 is fully closed.