If you follow me on instagram, you’ll see that we hit up a HUGE farmer’s market and flea market yesterday. My boyfriend and I had taken a few days off this week, with the intention of going to the beach, but those plans fell through. I often go to our local farmer’s market every Saturday morning, but a short drive away is a HUGE market that is only open on Tuesdays. It has everything from produce, quirky handmade goods, flea market finds and even a fruit auction! There’s nothing better than turning a corner and eyeing a giant display of fresh local goodies.
There were tomatoes bigger than my hand, and corn by the bushel. One of the things I love the most at the farmer’s market is knowing where my produce came from. If a stand doesn’t have the farm listed on the sign, or indicate that it was “home grown”, I try to avoid it. When we weren’t filling bags upon bags with produce, we scoped out some goofy handmade goods, like these faux alpacas below.
Not only did they have these mini alpacas, they even had one taller than me! After we had our bags full, we snuck our way through random buildings and hallways to see what the flea market had in store for us. We didn’t see anything we had to have, unless you count the 50 cent pocket sized book full of baseball stats from 1898.
In our opinion, no farmer’s market trip is complete unless you stock up on pickles. Always our favorite! We’re now the proud owners of extra hot garlic (for him), hot garlic (for me) and classic dill (for us to fight over). Knowing us, all three containers will be gone within a week.
We have a fridge full of fresh produce so that will probably limit my farmer’s market trip this weekend (we filled a regular sized cooler that we had in the trunk!). What’s your favorite part of your local farmer’s market?