BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer’s

 BvB Dallas Tackles Alzheimer’s


We’re proud to once again sponsor Blondes vs. Brunettes Dallas, a powder-puff football game and fundraiser benefitting Alzheimer’s Disease research and awareness.


This year’s game takes place Saturday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park. Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors, will once again conduct the official coin toss prior to kickoff. Each person who donates $25 receives admission to the game and the after-party.


Over the past nine years, BvB Dallas has raised over $3 million for Alzheimer’s research and care in North Texas. For more information and to donate, visit

North Texas Farmers Markets: Local Fare Made Fun

Leaf vegetables at the farmer's market, including chard, arugula, tatsoi, dandelion greens, and chicory
Summer is in full swing, and so are local farmers markets. Whether you’re looking for fresh and locally grown produce, sweet treats, or family fun, these North Texas farmers markets offer it all.
Before you go, be sure to take a look at our guide on how to select the perfect produce.
Athens Farmers Market
212 N. Palestine
Saturdays: May-October, 8 a.m. to noon, November-April, 8 a.m. to noon (first Saturdays each month only)
Highlights: Breads, peppers, handmade soap, eggs
Coppell Farmers Market
768 W. Main Street
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to noon
Highlights: A playground, Wackym’s kitchen cookies, mushrooms, pecans
Dallas Farmers Market
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Monday-Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highlights: The Market – a fully renovated indoor space featuring local merchants, artisanal food vendors and restaurants
Uptown Dallas Farmers Market
500 Crescent Court
First Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Highlights: Caramel, mojito mix, protein bars, German mustard
White Rock Local Market
9150 Garland Road
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Highlights: Wine samples, jams, butters, local craft artists
Homemade rhubarb and strawberry jam at a farmer's market.
Farmers Branch
Farmers Branch Market
12700 Denton Drive
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Highlights: Live music, homemade soaps, food trucks
Fort Worth
Cowtown Farmers Market
3821 Southwest Blvd.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to noon
Highlights: Fiddle-and-guitar jam sessions, dairy, pastured chicken
Frisco Rotary Farmers Market
8821 4th Street between Main & Elm
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Highlights: Sweet dessert tamales, essential oils, jerky
Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie Farmer’s Market
120 W. Main Street
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to noon
Highlights: Crafts, candles, figs, fudge
"Pile of colorful summer fruits - apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums and red velvet apricots."
Grapevine Farmers Market
325 S. Main Street
Thursdays-Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Highlights: Olive oils, a variety of cheeses, local honey
Highland Village

Highland Village Town Center Parking Lot – FM 407 and Highland Village Road
Sundays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Highlights: Texas-raised meats, eggs, tamales

Four Seasons Market – Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Highlights: Seasonings, leather goods, tea
Old Town Lewisville Farmers Market
150 W. Church St. between Main and Church Streets
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
May-October (excluding September 26)
Highlights: Herbs, preserves, breads

Chestnut Square
315 S. Chestnut Street
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to noon
April to October
Highlights: Goat milk soap, free-range chicken, artisan demonstrations
6851 Virginia Parkway
Thursdays: 3 to 6 p.m.
Highlights: Farm-to-table dinners, jerky, pastries

Downtown Plano Farmer’s Market
1520 K Ave. #300
Sundays: June-September, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. October-May, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Highlights: Farm-fresh eggs, flowers, salsas
Four Seasons Market
677 W. Campbell Road
Sundays: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (summer hours)
Highlights: European-style market that mimics the popular village markets throughout Europe


Rockwall Farmers Market
101 Rusk Street
Saturdays: 8 a.m. to noon
Highlights: Seafood, handmade pasta, tamales
Sherman Farmers Market
Corner of Houston & Crockett streets, 9 a.m. to noon
903 Brewers, 1 to 4 p.m.
Highlights: Pasture-raised meats, pickles, salsas


Golf Tournament Benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

Golf Tournament Benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Frisco


Ebby’s Frisco Office invites you to participate in its 9th-Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Stonebriar Country Club on Monday, September 18. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Frisco. Recognizing the growing need, Texas Scottish Rite is building a new ambulatory care center in Frisco, at the corner of Lebanon Road and the Dallas North Tollway.


“Ebby Frisco is proud to partner with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, which cares for children with orthopedic conditions, as well as certain related neurological and learning disorders, regardless of the family’s ability to pay,” says Kristi Davis, sales manager of Ebby’s Frisco Office.


Sponsorship of Ebby’s 9th-Annual Ebby Frisco Charity Golf Tournament offers a great experience for players while also providing the opportunity to advertise their company, says Davis. Most importantly, all support from this tax-deductible event will be directly donated to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Frisco.


“Participants in the tournament will enjoy an exceptional golfing event,” says Davis. “There will be raffles, food, drinks and prizes – all in a fantastic environment that will be enjoyable for all.”


“Even if you don’t golf, you’re invited to come to the awards dinner, as well as the live and silent auctions at Stonebriar Country Club,” says Davis. “It’s sure to be a fun time benefiting a great cause, and is only $35. You may also attend the silent auction only for a $10 donation.”



Fourth of July Fun


The Fourth of July is almost here, and no matter where in North Texas you’re planning to be for Independence Day, there’s a way to celebrate. From Addison to Waxahachie, there is no shortage of events where you can toast our nation’s birth. See them all below:


Addison Kaboom Town: July 3

Arlington 4th of July Parade and Celebrations: July 4

Bedford Independence Day Celebrations: July 4

Burleson Independence Day Parade and Fireworks: July 4

Celebrate Coppell – Party in the Park: July 1

Cleburne 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Dallas Fair Park Fourth: July 4

Denison Fourth of July Fireworks: July 4

DeSoto Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks Celebration: July 1

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration: July 3

Flower Mound Independence Fest: July 4

Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration: July 4

Frisco Freedom Fest: July 4

Grand Prairie Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks: July 3 & 4

Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July 1-4

Grapevine Lake July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza: July 4

Heath’s Annual Independence Day Celebration: July 4

Highland Park 4th of July Parade: July 4

Irving’s ‘A Star-Spangled Celebration‘: July 4

Lake Highlands Parade and Carnival: July 4

Lewisville Red, White and Lewisville Fireworks and Parade: July 4

Little Elm July Jubilee: July 4

Mansfield Red, White & Rockin’ Kids Triathalon: July 2

McKinney Red, White and Boom: July 4

Midlothian’s Independence Day Celebration: July 3

Plano’s July Fourth Fireworks: July 4

Pottsboro Fireworks: July 4

Richardson’s Family Fourth of July: July 4

Rockwall Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4

Royse City 4th Fest and Fireworks: June 30

Rowlett Fireworks on Main Street: July 4

Sherman Lights on the Lake: July 3

Southlake Stars & Stripes Celebration: July 3

Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade: July 3-4

DSO Coming to Oak Cliff June 16

DSO Coming to Oak Cliff June 16


For the third year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.


On Friday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m., the DSO will perform a diverse classical program including Mendelssohn’s “Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Ravel’s “Introduction and Allegro for Harp and Orchestra” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2 in D Major.” The performance takes place at Cliff Temple Baptist Church, 125 Sunset Ave., in Dallas.


General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $9 when you use promo code OBERON at checkout. For tickets and information, visit or call 214-TIX-4DSO. Enjoy the show!

Remembering the Meaning of Memorial Day

Remembering the Meaning of Memorial Day


Many people equate Memorial Day with backyard barbecues, trips to the lake or lounging around the pool, but if you ask a veteran what this day means, you will get a very different answer. They know the heart-wrenching realities behind this special day.


Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving in America’s armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it started after the Civil War to honor those who lost their lives. It wasn’t until after World War II that the holiday gained a strong following and national identity, and it wasn’t officially named Memorial Day until 1967.


On this Memorial Day, we encourage you to contemplate the cost of our freedoms – the freedom to vote, to live where we choose, to travel, to be ourselves, and to speak our mind – and to honor those who have given their all.

Taste the South with Central Market

Summer is around the corner, and we’re looking forward to backyard cookouts and bright, flavorful cuisine.
This season, Central Market is celebrating the South with its “Taste the South” event from May 17 to 30.
In stores, you’ll find a curated selection of artisan products from the Southern United States — from Carolina Blue Crab to Carolina Gold Rice Pudding.
In addition, the Chef’s Case will be transformed into a Southern showcase featuring Brunswick Stew, Hoppin’ John with Carolina Gold Rice, collard greens, Southern ham, pickled okra, boiled peanuts and Frogmore Stew just to name a few.
The event will also bring an incredible lineup of James Beard Award-winning chefs to the Central Market Cooking School. You can find a schedule of classes here.

To get in the spirit, we’re sharing with you a couple of Southern recipes that are perfect for your next summer potluck.


Sassy Slaw


Serving of coleslaw a healthy vibrant colourful salad made with shredded raw cabbage, carrots and onions

*1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
*2 tablespoons sugar
*1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
*1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
*1/4 teaspoon celery seed
*2 tablespoons canola oil
*1/4 large green cabbage (about 1 lb) cored and finely shredded (about 3 cups)
*1/4 large red cabbage (about 1 lb) cored and finely shredded (about 3 cups)
*1 large carrot grated
*1 green onion trimmed and chopped
*1/2 jalapeño cored, seeded, and chopped
*2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
*Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, mustard, mustard powder, and celery seed. Heat over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool slightly. Add the oil and whisk to combine.


2. In a large bowl, combine the green and red cabbage, carrot, green onion, jalapeño, and parsley and toss to combine. Pour over the reserved slightly cooled dressing. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until chilled, about 15 minutes. Toss, taste and adjust for seasoning again, then serve immediately.



Pickled Okra

Two jars of pickled okra rest on a primitive country chair.

*1 9-piece canning kit, including canner, jar lifter, and canning rack
*7 1-pint canning jars
*2 1/2 pounds fresh okra
*7 small green chile peppers
*7 cloves garlic
*2 tablespoons dill seed (plus 1 teaspoon)
*4 cups white vinegar
*1/2 cup salt
*1/4 cup sugar

1. Bring canner half-full with water to a boil; simmer. Meanwhile, place jars in a large stockpot with water to cover; bring to a boil, and simmer. Place bands and lids in a large saucepan with water to cover; bring to a boil, and simmer. Remove hot jars, 1 at a time, using jar lifter.

2. Pack okra into hot jars, filling to 1⁄2 inch from top. Place 1 pepper, 1 garlic clove, and 1 teaspoon dill seeds in each jar. Bring vinegar, salt, sugar, and 4 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Pour over okra, filling to 1⁄2 inch from top.
3. Wipe jar rims; cover at once with metal lids, and screw on bands (snug but not too tight). Place jars in canning rack, and place in simmering water in canner. Add additional boiling water as needed to cover by 1 to 2 inches.
4. Bring water to a rolling boil; boil 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool jars in canner 5 minutes. Transfer jars to a cutting board; cool 12 to 24 hours. Test seals of jars by pressing center of each lid. If lids do not pop, jars are properly sealed. Store in a cool, dry place at room temperature up to 1 year.

Recipes courtesy of Central Market.

Legacy West Grand Opening Celebration June 2-4

Legacy West Grand Opening Celebration June 2-4


Legacy West, the extraordinary new mixed-use destination in Plano, invites you to attend its grand-opening celebration the weekend of June 2-4. The celebration will feature live entertainment from national and local musical acts as well as food and drink tastings, special store discounts and a “sneak peek” first look inside Legacy Hall, the 55,000-square-foot food hall.


Developer Fehmi Karahan couldn’t be more excited. “The only thing better than watching this new magnificent project evolve from ground breaking to grand opening, is seeing fabulous new stores and restaurants open and watching people genuinely enjoy the experience we have worked so hard to create,” said Karahan. “I can’t wait to hear the music, feel the vibe, and savor the taste of it all.”


The concert line-up will include the Jordan Kahn Music Company performing Friday, June 2, starting at 7:30 p.m., followed by Emerald City Band on Saturday, June 3, at 2 p.m. and Party on the Moon Band at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, June 4, Taylor Pace Band will take the main stage at 2 p.m.


Many Legacy West restaurants will offer food and drink tastings throughout the weekend including Bistro 31, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Fogo de Chao, Haywire, Mesero, Shake Shack, Starbucks Reserve, Taverna, True Food Kitchen, and Toulouse. Legacy Hall will offer tours to the public for the first time and will also have several of its food stall operators on site sampling their menu items. Sprinkles will serve an exclusive Legacy West Chocolate Caramel cupcake and True Food Kitchen will offer a special cocktail called the Plano Paloma, only available June 2-4.


Legacy West Grand Opening Celebration June 2-4


Legacy West retailers including Bonobos, Coach, Fabletics, Filson, Johnny Was, Peter Millar, Pockets Menswear, Suitsupply, Tesla, Tommy Bahama, TUMI, and West Elm will host special in-store events, parties and exclusive discounts and promotions. Also participating, The Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel and Visit Plano.


Grand Opening Weekend event times will be Friday, June 2, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 3, noon to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 4, noon to 5 p.m.


Located in one of America’s fastest-growing and most vibrant cities, the $3.2 billion-dollar, 255-acre Legacy West development in Plano features 415,000 square feet of open-air retail and restaurant space. Additionally, it will also be home to the North American headquarters of Toyota and FedEx Office as well as the regional headquarters for JPMorgan Chase and Liberty Mutual with more than 20,000 employees, making it one of the largest new job centers in the state. A 303-room Renaissance Legacy Hotel, two high-rise luxury living towers, more than 1,200 luxury apartments and 127 urban villas complete the project. For more information, visit


PSO Presents Bugs, Flowers and Bees

PSO Presents Bugs, Flowers and Bees


At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud to be the two-year title sponsor of the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s EncoreYouth program, which includes the all-new, fun-filled Family Symphony Sundays program.


On Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m., you and your family are invited to enjoy “Bugs, Flowers and Bees,” featuring marionettes from Le Theatre de Marionette as they dance and perform to “Flight of the Bumblebee,” “Spring” from “The Four Seasons,” “Flower Duet” from “Madame Butterfly” and more. Meet the musicians and enjoy pre-concert activities beginning at 2:15 p.m.


The event, for children ages 3-12 and their families, takes place at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St., in McKinney.  Tickets are available at

DSO on the GO Coming to Frisco May 13

DSO on the GO Coming to Frisco


For the third year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.


On Saturday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m., the DSO will perform a diverse classical program including Beethoven’s beloved “Egmont Overture” and Brahms’ charming “Academic Festival Overture” as well as Richard Strauss’ “First Horn Concerto” featuring Principal Horn David Cooper. The performance takes place at Stonebriar Community Church, 4801 Legendary Drive, in Frisco.


General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $9. For tickets and information, visit or call 214-TIX-4DSO.