DALLAS -- Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters has won awards for its product; it's all about being fresh and local.
We roast to order, said Shannon Neffendorf, owner of the company.
Clyde Greenhouse bakes to order for the Kessler Cookie Company. For these two vendors, selling goods at local farmer's markets is key.
It's not just a sales transaction; it's a relationship that is ongoing, Neffendorf said, : and this is a great way to establish relationships.
Dallas doesn't have an existing permit process in place for small farmer's markets.
It's more of a process in the sense that they don't have a process, Greenhouse said.
He and Neffendorf are pushing for affordable change, and City Council member Delia Jasso is on board.
Acommittee is set to review health concerns, zoning, cost, and permits when it comes to farmer's markets.
They're popping up all around the suburbs of Dallas, and we've just got to get it done so our vendors can make money, Jasso said.
But it's also about the city making money, too.
The city needs the sales tax dollars; we need the revenue, as everyone knows right now, Jasso said.
But from coffee to cookie vendors and everything in between, everything is on hold.
That isn't good for business, as the markets create buzz.
It helps drive our other sales, Greenhouse said.