A few days ago, Mel wrote a post on the lack of affordable farmer's markets in her neck of the woods. This got me thinking about how lucky we are to have a nice, affordable farmer's market right down the road from us. It runs on Saturday mornings, 8am-12pm, from mid-July through mid-September and it takes place on our town green - which is only about a 5 minute walk from our house. It's actually a nice way to kick off a relaxing weekend. There are breakfast sandwiches made to order, music, vendors, and of course, the farmers. There are usually three farmers present for fruits and veggies, plus a number of flower, honey and sometimes even fresh seafood vendors.
Not only is the market a great place to buy produce at reasonable prices, but I always find something new-to-me that I've never seen before. This last Saturday brought purple bell peppers and a few different varieties of heirloom tomatoes.
|Purple and green bell peppers.|
|GIANT heirloom tomatoes.|
There are some less-than-stellar options around here as well, don't get me wrong. David stopped at a farm stand the other night and came home with very little produce after dropping a twenty. And the blueberries were bland. How do you mess up blueberries? So, I think for now, we will stick with what we have right under our noses and enjoy the yumminess of the season until it's gone!