Join us in historic downtown McKinney as we indulge in five-star cocktails and delectable appetizers. This isn’t your average bar crawl!
- Check-in at 9:00 a.m. for a 3-hour tour
- Includes chef-prepared gourmet lunch
- Support local farmers and artisans
- Live music, farm animals, and fun
- Offered the first Saturday of every month
- Ample time to shop the farmer’s market
- Small intimate tour group size
- Perfect for all ages
- Tour changes monthly
- Person Ages 12+
Taste Your Way Through the McKinney Farmer’s Market
Explore the old-fashioned McKinney Farmer’s Market and enjoy a chef-prepared gourmet lunch sourced from seasonal produce and local farms.
- Enjoy a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the McKinney Farmer’s Market.
- Meet the farmers and artisans selling local and organic produce, meat, fruit, honey, and sundries.
- Enjoy a seasonal gourmet 3-course lunch prepared by local Chef David Bernard.
- Stroll the historic Chestnut Square Village, dating back to the 1850s.
What to Expect
Join us as we guide you through McKinney’s old-fashioned farmer’s market at Chestnut Square, consistently ranked as one of the top farmer’s markets in Texas. We introduce you to a variety of vendors offering local, grass-fed beef and free-range chicken, eggs, and farm-fresh produce, as well as specialty items such as tamales, pastries, teas, wines, ginger beer, jerky, and so much more.
Another unique feature of the farmer’s market is the wide selection of arts and crafts vendors who offer everything from locally made goat milk soap, walking sticks, jewelry, candles, and more! There are food trucks and over 70 vendors – it’s a treasure hunt every week!
Along the way, our food expert entertains and educates you with stories and insights into historic Chestnut Square Village, a collection of six historic homes, including a visit to the Oldest House in McKinney, the 1854 Greek Revival Faires residence.
You have ample time to personally shop the farmer’s market and stroll through the Chestnut Square Village while our 3-course gourmet lunch is being prepared in the 1916 Dulaney House by local Chef David Bernard of Bernard’s Gourmet Foods. Our lunch menu is unique on every tour as the ingredients are sourced fresh each week based on items in season and appealing to Chef David. Following the meal, we have a Chef Meet ‘n Greet with cooking and recipe tips around the meal we just enjoyed.
We are culinary storytellers at Food Walks of Texas, and we love sharing the story of McKinney with you. Join us as we taste, learn, shop, and explore on this unique guided food walk through the Farmer’s Market at Chestnut Square Village, one of many of downtown McKinney’s gems!
This event is a collaboration between the Farmer’s Market at Chestnut Square Village, Bernard’s Gourmet Foods, and Food Walks of Texas.
McKinney Farmer’s Market
The McKinney Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday, April through Nov., in the old Jockey lot in downtown McKinney.
Chestnut Square Village
Chestnut Square Historic Village is a collection of 6 historic homes, a replica of a one-room school house, a chapel, and a store on 2.5 acres adjacent to downtown McKinney.
Gourmet Lunch at the Dulaney House
We’ll conclude the tour inside the lovely 1916 Dulaney House, where we’ll enjoy a delicious 3-course chef-prepared gourmet meal sourced from ingredients at the farmer’s market.
Where to Meet
Your tour guide, Lali, will greet you at the Farmer’s Market Information Booth (a tent near the large white arch structure) located at 315 S. Chestnut Street in McKinney. There are several parking options adjacent to the Farmer’s Market that offer free parking, including the large Playful parking lot, the parking garage at Davis at the Square apartments, and surrounding street parking. (You’ll be provided with a map and parking guidance with your ticket confirmation.)
Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.
Our top priority is the health and safety of our guides and the community, including our customers and restaurant partners. In order to continue supporting our local businesses and restaurants, we must do so in a safe manner. Please be advised that temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Face masks will be required to participate and must be worn at all times except for when actively eating and drinking.
Please be sure and let us know if you or anyone in your group has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, food allergy, gluten-free, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance of the tour, we can do our best to accommodate your needs. It is very challenging to make changes when notified on the day of the tour.
The tours are held rain or shine because the food tastes great in any weather. Texas weather is usually good year-round, but we suggest you check the weather conditions for the day of your tour and dress appropriately. We also provide rain ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella.
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