The farmer's market was established in the 1800s as farmers came to town to sell from their wagons. In 1939 the market was officially established and formalized with the first shed being built to house the farmers. Today there are 4 sheds as well as various street vendors, and an entire street dedicated to floral. It is an amazing place on Saturday morning. The sights, sounds, colors and samples of the locally grown produce are overwhelming and delicious.
I went to the farmers market as a little girl with my family but hadn't been back in years. It is totally worth the 25 minute drive and I plan on making it frequently.
So here was my produce shopping list for the week:
2 avocados - They were a little pricey
6 white onions - They were also a little pricey - I can get a bag at the store for less than a basket
1 red onion - Wasn't able to purchase a single red onion
2 Portabello Mushrooms
10 White mushrooms
2 chipolte peppers - only available at the grocery
pears - FORGOT!
dried cranberries - Didn't find any dried fruit
*Plus I came home with a pineapple (they were 2 for $5)
It was a great day with a great friend! Tonight after work it's off to the grocery to pick up the remaining needed items and then it's my first attempt at a vegetarian dinner.
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