i went to the big farmer’s market in “town” today. i figured why not go get some bread while i was at the barn, which is only fifteen or so minutes away. ironically enough, “my boys” weren’t there selling their bread today! lately i’ve just been buying in the store. so i go track them down at the store…only to see a sign saying they’re closed the third to fifth for the fourth of july.
luckily, i have enough to get me until tuesday, i think. otherwise, i’d start going through withdrawals.
but, while i was there i figured i’d enjoy walking around anyways.
this market is about an hour from my house, but in the same “city” i work in. which, is why i don’t make it out too often.
regardless, it’s still a pretty good little market for vermont! even though i can think of about five different markets i could go to, they are mostly very small towns, with just a couple of stands.
this one has quite a plethora of stands, although they do tend to get repetitive. you start seeing a lot of the same veggies. and i was sort of surprised today how many stands there were for prepared food. a lot of fried stuff, actually, lol.
but, i walked away with some great goat cheese, snap peas, a little something-something for a certain BSI winner, and lettuce.
i was trying to be super-stealthy getting photos. an empenada stand on the left. i don’t think i like empenadas, but i was thisclose to buying some just because of the man running the stand. no other comment necessary. some wine on the right. and i think a little quilting/sewing stand just past the empenadas.
tonnnns of snap peas today! and of course lettuce, carrots, etc.
when you go to a market – do you tend to buy all from the same stand, or divvy it up? while i could have bought all my veggies at one place, i tend to divvy it up. the prices are all consistent, it’s not that i’m shopping for the best bargain. i guess i just like to support a little bit of everyone!
i compared to my own garden this afternoon. my garden is not spewing out carrots, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, or cabbage…but i’m still proud of the little babies!
i keep forgetting about the parsely, oregano, and basil. we’re kind of killing our basil, though, and need to replant it, me thinks.
we also have some sweet corn planted that is doing well, but you couldn’t tell which was the corn and which was grass in the photo :O and some spinach, but i don’t think that’s growing much at all…
i also realize we are terrible gardeners because we never weed. i did some after the photos, but i think it’s become a lost cause 😉
what’s your favorite stand at your farmer’s market? i am a sucker for all of the jams and jellies and the like! but of course i love all the veggggg.