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The Best Kind of Market, the Farmer's Market
April 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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? 

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  • elasmimi
    April 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Our large local farmers market close a few years ago, and is being turned into a homeless shelter. I really miss it!

  • elasmimi
    April 26, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    We do have several little produce stands, and I will be using them frequently, especially after all the scares about different recalls of veggies for various contamination.

  • Janet
    by Janet
    April 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

     I can't wait for ours to start! Love it!

  • amy7243
    by amy7243
    April 26, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    I already make an extra trip to the amish market every week :)

  • KaylaMillar
    April 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM
    I would. Ours is only open during the sunner
  • goddess99
    April 26, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    In the summer we always do this.

  • bamababe1975
    April 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

     Our farmer's market is a joke and not worth the early trip out, but if we had a good one, I'd gladly make it my regular stop.

  • bamababe1975
    April 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM

     I love the roadside stands! Without them, we'd seldom ever get certain things fresh.

    Quoting elasmimi:

    We do have several little produce stands, and I will be using them frequently, especially after all the scares about different recalls of veggies for various contamination.

     

  • gacgbaker
    April 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    It's not something we do since it's an extra trip to another place, but I like the idea of it. 

  • dusky_rose
    April 26, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    They don't have a farmer's market near us and I think the road side stands start in summer here. So I guess I will have to stick to trying to grow my own produce here for now.

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