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For the Love of Greens

When someone refers to a farmer, the image of a guy donning white skinny jeans and american flag-printed converse shoes isn’t exactly what comes to mind, but when talking about Tom Spicer, aka Spiceman, a former musician from New Orleans and owner at Spiceman’s FM 1410, that is just what you get. What I appreciated in meeting Tom more than him living up to his reputation as an eccentric character is his obvious passion for his craft. He strives to literally grow and increase the availability of the best organic, local produce and rare wild mushrooms and has been doing so for over 25 years. A sort of renaissance man for the slow food movement he educates about this topic along the way, as he did on our first visit.

The store, which sits in front of an 11,000 sq. ft organic garden, is solely identified by a classic Texas Star over the door and although we were welcomed with open arms and treated as if guests at a friend’s home, I couldn’t help but wonder if the lack of signage is an intentional decision to ensure visitors are also intentional. It conjured images of an underground movement, in this case the slow food movement. On this particular day, not only did we meet the man who is said to supply some of Dallas’ top restaurants with produce, predominantly lettuce, but we left with a handful of awesome produce, mushrooms, and solutions to apply at our own farm. A trip well worth it.

Spiceman’s FM 1410 Facebook Page¬†

F.M. 1410, 1410-B North Fitzhugh Ave.

Dallas, Texas 75024

(214) 404-9104




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