Yesterday my friend Owen and I decided to check out our local farmers market after school. Both of us hadn’t been in years and thought that the experience would be a nice refreshment to our lives. We were just planning on looking around at all of the different stands, but we brought money just in case something caught our eyes.
The market its self takes up two block of state street with dozens of tents and stands that offer all or your basic fruits and vegetables as well as many unique items as well. While in the market, you don’t feel like your down town because the road is blocked off and there’s not noisy traffic. The chill music from the various people playing it on the sidewalk provides a relaxed and fun feeling that is very enjoyable to be around.
Most stands are presented very nicely any creatively like the one above. It gives a spanish sort of look that makes the market feel authentic if you will. At this stand there were a few exotic fruits being sold like cherimoyas, passion fruit, etc. Since I love passion fruit and I get it on such rare occasion i decided to buy one pound of them. The seller was charging 8 dollars per pound however when he gave my my change the total was only 5 dollars which was an unexpected pleasure of the day.
Some of the more interesting things for sale at the farmers market are goods like pies, honeys, nuts, wheat grass, and even dairy products and oils. All of these different products really make me appreciate how they got here from these small “farms” and businesses. Things like cheese and milk that are sold are very unique products to be selling at a local market. The pie stand offered a variety of different types of pie flavors, sizes, and nutritional preferences. Owen bought a small cube or apple pie that he said was absolutely great tasting.
overall the farmers market is a must do at least once. it will provide a amazing experience that you wont regret. Walking down the street full of food stands with a honey stick in your mouth with rad local music is certainly is a great thing to do to relax and burn some free time.