Oh man, I can't hide my excitement for farmer's markets. Starting next Wednesday my most favorite one in Indy starts up which means the guilt I feel for not having a garden full of my own vegetables will be dissuaded for another summer. You see, I wholly believe in growing a garden, but I stink at it. So yes, I plant a garden for practice and bragging rights for when I do actually produce an edible product, but honestly? The farmers are better at it and they sell it for much cheaper than the stress it requires me to produce produce.
My family knows that every Wednesday night is going to be 'experimental' vegetable night. I often let Addie pick a new item or two in an effort to get her excited about green stuff and instilling the importance of shopping local. My favorite is thinly sliced zucchini sauteed in olive oil with garlic and then spread with shredded mozzarella cheese. Seriously, try it. I don't like zucchini any other way.
I've never been let down by a farmer's market, especially since so many of them now have fresh breads, jellies, honey and herbs (for so much less than grocery stores!) We'll know summer has truly arrived when my favorite corn vendor takes up his spot halfway down the line of pitched tents.
How do you feel about adding a weekly trip to a farmer's market to your regular shopping?
We have a local farm here that we like to go to and sometimes a grocery stores prices on veggies and fruit is better than at the Farmer's Market.
There is one market around here that wants to charge insane prices for their produce, probably even more than the gorcery store ( and its not even organic )....I went there once to check it out and never again.
LOVE the farmers market. Not only is there a HUGE veriety of fruits and veggies but its CHEAP!Not to mention, alot of people dont know this, but alot of them accept food stamps. There are alot of families that recieve them, why not make the most of what you have check into it.
we have 2 no make that 3 that are within 15 minutes of us. They all sell more than just fruits and veggies and I LOVE to go.