Opening day at the local farmers market


In my area today was the first day for our local farmers market.  As you can  see from the picture above I picked up some asparagus, spinach, lettuce and a few yams.  Well I also picked up some kettle corn for the kids and some fresh flowers for my wife…I did pass on some leeks, Swiss chard, bak choy (plenty growing in my garden) as well as radishes and rutabaga which I do not personally care for.

Now before you head out to your local farmers market you might find the selection somewhat limited compared to your local grocery store, so don’t expect to see raspberries or tomatoes during these first week (unless you live much more south than me)  What you will find is great local organic produce with the only thing fresher is picking them out of your own garden.

If I have you sold on running down to your local farmers market but no idea where to find it, just go here and enter your zip code to see where your closest farmers market is, you may also notice as I did there are also some pretty close farmers markets open during the weekdays which I may need to visit to get my fix of fresh veggies in the middle of the week.

4 Responses to “Opening day at the local farmers market”

  1. GardenDmpls Says:

    Beware of roadside markets though. We once stopped at one and i noticed the cartons, hidden to the side, from Mexico and other places. Be certain they are selling their own produce.

  2. Forsythkid Says:

    Great post! I would love to see these and other roadside markets once again flourish.

  3. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    GardenDmpls, good to look out for…though sometimes a bit of common sense can probably prevent some of these instances. If you live in northern United States and never have seen a banana tree in the wild pretty good chance those bananas are not local 🙂

  4. Healthy Vegan Life Says:

    Love farmers markets. All those fresh vegetables and fruits. It’s great!!

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