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Saturday Morning Farmers Market

Updated on January 25, 2016

Going to the Weekly Farmers Market

Most cities and towns have a farmers market. Some are big and some are small but I'd have to say that ours is fantastic! From the minute you step out of the parking lot and into the farmers market territory, you feel like you're part of a family of friendly people. Even the rain doesn't stop people from going. The vegetables are beautiful hues of green, yellow, orange, and purple.

The fresh fruits and vegetables shine with such bright colors that it's hard to walk by without taking some of them home with you. The apples in the fall are my favorite!

Most of the time there is live entertainment too. If you're not in a rush and you're enjoying your time at the market, why not stop by and enjoy the music a little bit? Take a seat and relax. Let your senses fill with all the sights and sounds of the market.

Flowers are bountiful all summer long

Every color and kind of flowers can be found throughout the summer.
Every color and kind of flowers can be found throughout the summer.

The Flowers are Beautiful!

In the early summer time, there's not much produce ready but the flowers are bountiful! They have them in every color imaginable and they smell like they are freshly cut. Put a big bunch on your table and the entire kitchen will light up like never before!

Honey

I love looking for the honey vendors. They're some of my favorites!
I love looking for the honey vendors. They're some of my favorites!

Pure Honey

I love honey. When I was little, my mom worked at a popover restaurant. They made popovers that people would eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The dinner popovers were filled with things like Chicken Ala King. They were delicious but my very favorite way to eat them was warm, with melted butter, dripping with honey. They were so good that I can almost taste the warm popover in my mouth.

My next favorite honey recipe is honey cinnamon butter. I let butter sit until it's room temperature and then I mix in honey and cinnamon until it tastes the way I like.. sweet and cinnamony!

Do you know how to tell if your honey is pure or not? If it's pure honey, it will crystalize. You'll then have to let it sit in warm water to soften up again.

If You Don't Have a Farmers Market Near You, You can order some honey online!

If you don't have time or a farmers market that you can go to, there's still plenty of ways for you to get some honey. Make sure that you get pure honey. After awhile, if you don't finish eating all of your honey right away, it will crystallize in your cupboard. If it doesn't crystallize, it wasn't real honey to start with. In order to soften it up, put it in a bowl of hot water.

Ambrosia Pure Honey From Colorado's Western Slope, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4)
Ambrosia Pure Honey From Colorado's Western Slope, 16-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4)

These bottles come with a pour spout so that you don't get the sticky honey all over the place.

 

Odds And Ends - Unique Things at the Farmers Market

Wind chimes made of all kinds of materials.
Wind chimes made of all kinds of materials.

Hidden Treasures

You can find many interesting and unique things there! There's lots of clever people who find ways to make home decorations out of things that would normally get thrown away. Old spoons make beautiful wind chimes. Old ceramic plates are glued together to make yard decorations. There's something odd and unusual for everyone to find!

Fresh Fruits

Strawberries are another one of my favorite finds at the farmers market.
Strawberries are another one of my favorite finds at the farmers market.

Strawberry Day

Strawberries were the highlight of this day. They were bright red and huge! The prices varied anywhere from $3.00 to $4.00 for a pint with most places offering 2 pints for $5.00. What a deal!

One of my favorite summertime treats is angel food cake loaded with strawberries and whipped cream. Sometimes I like to throw in some blueberries too! Another favorite dessert of mine is strawberry pie made with fresh strawberries.

Fresh Vegetables

Fresh Summer Vegetables

The early summer vegetables included ones like onions, lettuce, beans and asparagus. I didn't think I would find much so I was quite pleasantly surprised at the variety. I love buying zucchini at the farmers market. I cook it in oil olive with a little garlic salt sprinkled over it.

Tye Dyed Goods - I love these!

The colors of these fabrics are phenomenal.  They are full of life and spirit.
The colors of these fabrics are phenomenal. They are full of life and spirit.

Bright Cheerful Colors

I absolutely love the bright colors of these clothes! They are so pretty! Besides shirts, they have dresses, purses, bags, shorts and more. The sizes range from infant to 3XL at our farmers market. I always have to stop to see what's new.

Shopping Bag

If you would like to save the environment, reusable bags are the way to go! They are earth friendly and are sturdy enough to carry your fruits and vegetables through the market.

Easy Fold Bag - Reusable Grocery Bags - 3 Pack, Moss Green
Easy Fold Bag - Reusable Grocery Bags - 3 Pack, Moss Green

These sturdy grocery bags are great for taking to the farmers market! There's a pack of 3 and they fold up so they're easy to store.

 

Apples

Who doesn't love apple pie or apple donuts?
Who doesn't love apple pie or apple donuts?

Apple donuts, cakes, breads and pies!

There's not a lot of apples during early summer but the apple lady is still there! She brings wonderful apple cider and delicious apple bakery. This time, I bought a frosted apple cinnamon roll. The frosting was creamy and sweet and the roll was nice and soft. I would definitely buy those again! They also sell apple cider donuts. They are a local favorite. So good!

Cheese

My favorite cheese at the farmers market.. cheese curds!
My favorite cheese at the farmers market.. cheese curds!

Fresh Cheese Curds squeak when you eat them

Fresh cheese curds are one of my favorite things to get at the farmers market. They make them fresh that morning and they squeak in your mouth when you eat them. They also offer blocks of cheese. My favorite is sharp cheddar but they also offer aged sharp cheddar, mild cheddar, and a few specialty ones like jalapeno.


If You Just Can't Get Enough of the Farmers Market, - check out some of these interesting and unique items!

These markets have been around for a very long time but have once again been growing in popularity lately. More people than ever are on a search for wholesome foods to feed their families.

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More Flowers - Farmers Market Flowers are the Best!

More brightly colored flowers!  These would brighten up a whole house.
More brightly colored flowers! These would brighten up a whole house.

Thanks for stopping by!

I had to add another picture of the flowers. They are so beautiful. It's hard to walk by and not grab a bunch to take home. They are bright and beautiful and liven up any room. Put a big bunch of them on the table. The smell is magnificent and will make the whole room smell fresh and springy.

Many people around here look forward to our farmers market because it has so much good food and other unique things at it. Our city wouldn't be the same without it. Does your city put on a nice summer farmers market too?

Now that you saw ours.... - How does yours compare?

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Farmer's Markets are a lot of fun and popular where I live also. There is one in my town and a very big one in the city near us. I liked seeing your pictures, great hub. voted up

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens. I like the clothesline rack as a display idea.

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      Scott A McCray 4 years ago

      Farmer's Markets are great - as a buyer and a seller!

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      dbitterman 4 years ago

      Bologna Italy's was the apex for me. Great lens and pictures.

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      EzLoanLookUp LM 4 years ago

      I love farmer's markets, this is great

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      EpicEra 4 years ago

      We've got many lovely farmer's markets - some year round. lovely lens :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I love Farmers Markets. Not just the fresh fruits & vegetables, but the crafts (at some) and home baked goodies. I was involved as a vendor with my crafts in two farmers markets in western South Carolina for two years. Loved it. Would still be doing it if I hadn't moved. None here in my new location in Georgia, but I've heard one is beginning nearby this Fall. Loved your pictures. And congrats on Front Page feature.

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      SamanthaHaupt 4 years ago

      Farmers markets are great to visit! There's one just down the street from my house in the summer.

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      mina009 4 years ago

      Love buying flowers from these markets!

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      Torrs13 4 years ago

      When I lived in Oklahoma, there was a great farmer's market that was held each weekend. They had pretty much everything you could ever need!

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      bunitasmith 4 years ago

      I enjoy going to the Farmers Markets in our City. They have a variety of items and foods for sale.

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      Joanie Ruppel 4 years ago from Keller, Texas

      Yes, our city recently started this tradition and it's wonderful. It's been fun to watch it grow from it's inception. It's my favorite way to get fresh fruits and veggies unless they are grown from my own garden.

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      rubiduong 4 years ago

      I like the fact I'm supporting local business and the merchandise is of a very high quality.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I used to visit our farmers market quite often when I was able to walk to it. Now that they've moved the market across town I don't get there as often as I'd like to. My favorite part of ours is all the craft items that are hand-made and the baked goodies.

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      girlfriendfactory 4 years ago

      My favorite farmer's markets were in Europe ~ every day of the week. Nurmberg, Germany was great and so was Roma, Italy! :-) We have one here in Auburn, CA but I'm never up early enough now. lol I'm hoping a move to Oregon will get me going again!

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      NuttSoRuff 4 years ago

      I love the farmers market although I don't have one too close to me but I always love to support them whenever I can make the trip out there. It's just a nice relaxing day to attend a market and support those local businesses - they really work hard and make a good product.

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      wyzeguru 4 years ago

      We have a regular farmers market, I like the fact I'm supporting local business and the merchandise is of a very high quality.

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      gold3 4 years ago

      Wish we had one nearby. My dad used to sell his cut flowers at the Farmer's Market. <3

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      DLeighAlexander 4 years ago

      Love the farmer's market, it's an adventure every time with delicious produce at reasonable prices. Our small town in Texas has a farmer's market but my favorite one is in St Paul Minnesota where you can find anything you want and maybe some things you never heard of too.

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      massifornia 4 years ago

      Boston has some great Farmers Markets...check out the SoWa Open Market and it's predecessor, Greenway Open Market. Both are part of the New England Open Markets

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      JaspinderKaur 4 years ago

      cool lens.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      I'm hoping to get very involved in the whole farmer's market scene. My little town doesn't have one. As I am moving more and more into year-round organic gardening, my dream is to become a local seller of fresh, organic fruits and veggies.

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      acreativethinker 4 years ago

      Farmer's Markets are great for getting local fresh produce, especially if you don't have a garden. Thanks for sharing. Take Care :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Ours has been rained out several times this summer but when they have held it, it has been great. Of course, it isn't as large as the one you featured here. Enjoyed visiting.

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      SalinaV 4 years ago

      Great lens! Wow! Your farmers market is awesome! Our is a lot smaller but does offer some great fruits and veggies and yummy baked goods. We also have one vendor that sell fresh kettle corn! So good the line goes almost the length of block! Thanks for sharing pictures of yours

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      Linda F Correa 4 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Great lens ! Our local farmer's market tends to have produce that is overpriced. However, with the news about the produce coming from other countries and being contaminated, I would tend to rethink prices

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      June Parker 4 years ago from New York

      I love Farmer's Market and it is now where I go to buy my organic garlic. Most of the garlic in groceries stores these days are imported from China. It gets eradicated before shipping which kills all of the natural healing properties. Organic locally grown garlic from the Farmer's Market is the only way to go! And of course all of the locally grown organic veggies that I am not growing in my own garden and the locally made cheese are just the best!

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      PriscillaPWood LM 4 years ago

      wow, what a cool lens!

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      mcsburlea 4 years ago

      cool lens

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Very interesting lens about farmers market.

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      liny-tan 4 years ago

      since i am living in the tropics, we have farmers' market all year round. i usually buy in there for the prices are relatively low.

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      katiecolette 4 years ago

      Love Farmers Market goodies! Honey sticks are my absolute favorite - I never can pass by them without picking up at least a dozen :)

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      greytdogz 4 years ago

      I used to love going to farmers markets. I still do on occasion but can't walk around like I used to. I love all the fresh food, and unique items for sale. Best place to shop!

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      bluelily lm 4 years ago

      Farmer's market can be summed up in three words freshness, fragrance and festivity.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      What a wonderful virtual tour of the farmer's market! I've been to several and they are all different. Love the freshness but have found the prices may be higher than stores.

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      dancingdiva02 4 years ago

      I've never been to one but I'd love to! It looks like fun :)

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      makorip lm 4 years ago

      Once a good food style booth is discovered, in my case bakery, a sellout on the most popular items occurs

      quickly. Early arrival is the secret.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I love the farmer's market. Here in Tokyo, we have many all over the city although we can easily find local and organic produce at almost any local grocery store here. I love the farmer's market for the festive atmosphere.

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      MarcellaCarlton 4 years ago

      Yes, but I have never been. Now I'll have to go.

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      LoriBeninger 4 years ago

      Ours is small, a few blocks of one city street, but oh so wonderful (Campbell, CA). My favorite was the one in Nice, France (but then there were several reasons to like that one).

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      Rock Artist 4 years ago

      Absolutely love love love our Farmer's Market in Raleigh, NC, especially the homemade salsa stand! Nice lens, thanks for sharing!!!

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      Carol Brooks 4 years ago from Florida

      Looks like a great market. Our is called "The Green Market" and the part I like the best is the free samples of everything from honey to cheese. Yummy!

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      hovirag 4 years ago

      We have farmers market every Saturday at different parts of Budapest actually and you can buy everything there really

      I love buying from people I trust and have organic products!

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      LeslieMirror 4 years ago

      I have to visit the neighboring city, as my town doesn't have one. I adore though such gatherings. They are always fill of fresh and tasty goods, as we as, bright smiles! =)

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      RaintreeAnnie 4 years ago from UK

      Yes I have written about our local one which is once a month. We also have three others within a short drive so we go and get most of our fresh produce from them. I love being able to talk to the people who produce the goods. It is also very social with people chatting to each other, dogs allowed and often childrens activities, music and just a great atmosphere ! The crafts are also beautiful and become lovely gifts :)

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      Rosetta Slone 4 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      My husband and I own an organic farm and have a stand at the local farmer's market. It's so nice to see more and people people interested in buying their fresh food direct from the producer. We love meeting our customers face to face.

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      Congratulations on getting the Purple Star for this great lens, I enjoyed reading here. Nice work, thanks for sharing.

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      amosvee 4 years ago

      Yes, all my life...but until I got interested in "eating locally", I went to the supermarket, ignoring that treasure in my backyard!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I LOVE going to farmers markets! We have them all around where I live in the Pacific NW. Happy times. :)

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We have farmers' markets close to us, a short drive away so we often go. Love the fresh produce and baked goods.

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      clevergirlname 4 years ago

      Yay Farmers Market! Mine is one of the top ten around -actually, we have half a dozen of them throughout the week. I made a lens about our downtown one :)

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      lewisgirl 4 years ago

      I live in Western New York and we have farmer's markets in every town, numerous road-side stands, etc. I love them.

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      KamalaEmbroidery 4 years ago

      Yes, most of the towns around me have great farmer's markets.

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      sybil watson 4 years ago

      I just bought some local honey at the farmer's market and it was in one of those little bear bottles too. Since we're in Hawaii we have farmer's markets all year, but I would love some of those beautiful strawberries since the're hard to grow out here.

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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      This looks like a great way to spend a morning as well as get some healthy and yummy goodies. I really like how you included the crafts and the tye dye is too cool!

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      We have farmers' markets every week in Canberra, yes even in the bleakest of winters' days! It's the one place where you can buy excellent produce. That and my own vegetable garden, are where I do almost all of my shopping. The rules are pretty strict here. I know the organiser and people, stallholders, who violate the rules, especially that of organics, are asked to leave. spot checks are made on stall holders from time to time. Look out supermarkets!

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      I work in a rural area, so we have more informal farmers' market approaches of signs by the side of the road offering honey, eggs and fresh produce. I often stop and pick stuff up as it's great value and super-fresh.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      Yours is fabulous. Nothing like anything I've visited. I could spend the entire day there looking for bargains. Great videos.

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      SBRTechnologies1 4 years ago

      I think farmer markets are amazing source of some really good products.

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      LUMOSE 4 years ago

      We have a nice farmer market here in Koper(Slovenia,EU). Me and my husband, we visit it every Saturday, if possible.

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      CatJGB 4 years ago

      Our city has quite a few farmer's markets, but the only weekly one is close to me. Yay!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I think that little honey display is adorable. My grandchildren would love the line up of little honey bears. I love events that have that old time charm to them and a farmers market definitely does.