I love farmers’ markets. As much as I love the fall harvest, it is a bit bittersweet as fall is the precursor to a long winter. (Winter farmers’ markets are fewer, shorter, and less delicious. although I’m glad that they are around.)
1.) One of my farmers’ markets features chef demonstrations, made-to-order snacks, and music. It’s more than just a market.
2.) It’s an opportunity to not only support local/small farmers, but also meet them and ask questions.
3.) In addition to produce, farmers’ markets are also a place to purchase dairy, eggs, and meat. These products typically meet higher standards than those at the average grocery store.
4.) Samples. Yum.
5.) Outside, stall-to-stall shopping. A personal and hands-on experience.