02 NDEatGreenDFW03_optSince 1971, long before any “locavore” and “green” trends hit the food scene, Celebration Restaurant has been serving Preston Hollow comfort food with a conscience — the ground beef comes from grass-fed cows, chickens are raised in pastures, and during summertime, the restaurant’s farmers market fills the parking lot weekly.

But this summer there will be changes. The restaurant has announced that its Farmers Market is “suspended for the 2014 growing season.” That doesn’t mean, however, that the popular Farmers Market won’t return next year.

From the statement:

“We will continue to utilize local products whenever possible at Celebration Restaurant, Market and Catering. We will continue to offer for sale many of the local items that were available from these local producers in our Market store and will add great local products as they come to our attention. We will not rule out resuming weekly farmers markets in the future!”

This isn’t the first time the Celebration Farmers Market has taken a break. Longtime readers may remember Advocate’s story on the city of Dallas cracking down on local farmers markets — particularly the Celebration Farmers Market. Costly city permits forced the restaurant to cease the market for the rest of the 2009 season, but it eventually returned in 2010.

Although you’ll have to check out other farmers markets for fresh, local produce this summer, rest assured that Celebration Restaurant, and the accompanying Celebration Market next door, aren’t going anywhere.

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