Organic Today - For a Better Tomorrow!
Home of DFW's first All-Clean, All Real Farmers - Market Day!
15 mins southeast of downtown Dallas @ 4710 Pioneer Rd., Balch Springs, TX 75180 (1 block north I20 @ Seagoville Rd.)
SHOP / MARKET Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays only April - December
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Eden's In the News & On-Line
Featured in Edible Dallas & Forth Worth - Winter 2009
Market Day Feature Story in NeighborsGo - July 2010
Chefs for Farmers Launch long-table style benefit dinner at Eden's. D Magazine
Winter Forager - Wild Edibles "Weed" Walk at the Farm
Saturday, Feb. 8th 10am
Want to learn how to feed yourself and your family with food that is exceptionally nutrient-rich, delicious, and FREE? In these uncertain times, living as a society that relies on a completely artificial system (even for our most basic needs) with foundations that are shakier than ever before... connecting with the real, natural world we live in is deeply empowering and comforting.
Experience the peaceful, joyful meditation of acquiring your food while walking on the earth, the wind delighting your skin and the sun warming your body, fresh air filling your lungs, harvesting living plants that are so much fresher than anything from the grocery store. Truly know where your food comes from!
We will take a plant walk all over the land to gather the special wild edibles of late winter in North Texas. You will learn about them and be able to taste them as we go!
You will receive recipes and ideas for feeding yourself and your family from the land. Class investment is $30 per person. We are also open to partial or full barters (contact walk organizer here for details). Children are welcome to attend (8 and under at no cost); please ask about family pricing.
What to bring:
Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots (the farm may be muddy if it rains). Bring a canvas bag to collect edibles as we walk, your own bowl and utensils to enjoy a wild green salad we will create from our bounty, and a camera if you'd like to photo the edibles we discover!
Regular Market Days are every 1st and 3rd Saturday April - December
Special Market Days on 5th Saturdays as they occur
Honorarium Edible Tree Forest Dedication - Winter 2013-4
Farm Tours - by appointment
Workshops/Classes - TBA
Teaching others about small local farming and personal nutrition is one of our passions here at Eden's. We feel that education is important in helping people strive to live healthier more fully independent lives.
Bring your group to Eden's Garden CSA Farm for an educational farm tour experience and learn about sustainable farming/gardening, food preparation, farm animals' place on the farm, take a scenic walk to see our honey bees, and stay for a special extended unit on honey bees or earthworms (Extra unit optional.).
One of our farmers will guide you around the farm for an interactive tour. Get up close with chickens, roosters, sheep, livestock guard dogs and horses; observe a working farm with guided tour of the gardens, bee hives, chicken coops, and horse barn.
Pack a picnic lunch and eat under the old oak trees and enjoy an afternoon away from the city - just down the road.
$7-$10 student/tour sizes limited to 50 per group/day
Call for reservations - dates are limited
Groups hosted include;
Permaculture classes with instructor Dick Pierce from Austin
Dallas by Chocolate .com Tours
World Affairs Council Delagates
Other Events Held on the Farm
Barn Aid 2012 Tour De Farms
A gourmet dinner was prepared in the garden by 8 of DFW's top Chefs and paired with food from local farmers & sommelier using wine from organic/sustainable vineyards of the Northwest.
It was all to spotlight and support local farmers and raise money for the local food movement in our community!
Wedding/Engagement/Graduation photos - Private Dinners -
Matt & Jess' beautiful wedding held in Feb. 2013
PEAK SEASON: (March – July; October – December)
OFF-PEAK SEASON: (January, February, September)
*Some areas of the farm may be unavailable for use due to markets or other in-progress farming activities. Please check with us about your needs/space.
TOFGA Organic Farming & Ranching Classes Available - Call to get on the sign up list.
Call 214-348-3336 (EDEN) to sign up for all classes
Have an idea for a topic - drop us a suggestion.
Classes are held here at the shop - 4710 Pioneer Road, Balch Springs
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday! 9am-noon (April-Dec)
PUBLIC SPEAKING/LECTURES -
New members and visitors welcome! Call 214-348-3336 to join! Go to www.dogc.org for details.
Meetings are held at REI on LBJ, 4th Thursday each
month Jan - September