I finally made it to the Farmer’s Market today – first trip since I have been locallyvegan (which I am a bit ashamed to say). It was such a lovely experience, as always. On my way there I was thinking about my first trip to the farmers market, on my own. I remember feeling almost a little intimidated, due to the unknown. It wasn’t a regular thing that I did so I wasn’t sure exactly how it worked and I thought I was going to feel out of place. However once I arrived it was warm and welcoming. My first time was in the summer, which is obviously a busier and more fruitful time. But my winter experiences of the farmers market is a little different but never any less welcoming with a very cozy, quaint and friendly feeling. If you do feel intimated or anxious in any way, I suggest going with a friend for the first time. Or asking someone who is a regular. They usually have experience and insider information of what farmers crops or meat they like, as well as best prices. You can also grab lunch there or even check out non-food vendors that sell their hand made clothing, furniture or quilts.
Today I picked up, eggplant, spinach, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and local cucumbers for only $17.
I encourage you to experience a farmers market near you, here is the link for the St. Jacob’s Farmers Market.