Review of Paul Quinn Farmers Market by TexasRealFood

Paul Quinn Farmers Market has an interesting history. Years back, Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX came under severe financial difficulties. Part of the survival plan meant closing down the college’s football program, and the football field lay idle for a few years. The campus also sits on a federally recognized “food desert”. An inspired moment makes the school decide to convert the idle field into a community garden, the We Over Me Farm. With the help and expertise of Good Local Markets (GLM), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farmers market, Paul Quinn College now operates a Thursday market for the community and helps alleviate the scarcity of fresh, healthy, and affordable food options. (It accepts LoneStar benefits.)The college is now thriving. Meanwhile, the farm, a source for the market's produce, counts the Dallas Cowboys among its clients.“It’s one thing for me to go around giving speeches about believing and hope (...) It’s something entirely different to give people tangible proof of hope.” - Michael J. Sorrell, Paul Quinn College President since 2007