Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My Surrogate Garden: the Farmers Market

So here's the deal. I don't have a garden. I drool a bit over all the garden photos on The Green Phone Booth and elsewhere. I even have a Pinterest Garden board. I do aspire to having a garden, but I just don't have the mental space, time, or energy to embark on this new endeavor just yet. (If you'd like to come plant stuff in my yard for me and tell me exactly what to do afterwards, just let me know!)

But you know what I've got? I've got the farmers market. And oh, how I love the farmers market. I shop at one, sometimes two farmers markets every Saturday and purchase at least 90% of my family's produce there (bananas being the major exception). I kind of like to think of the farmers market as my garden. My surrogate garden, if you will. So for the last few weeks, I've been annoying my children by whipping out my smart phone to take photos at the farmers market.

Are you ready? Here are some photos of my pride and joy: my local farmers markets.



The local farmers market: the next best thing to growing your own.

How often do you shop at the farmers market?
What are your favorite things to purchase there?


Green Bean said...

A week without the farmers market is a depressing one indeed. Even when my garden is kicking, there are so many things available that I can't grow, am not growing right now, so on and so forth. I am lucky enough to have easy access to two year round farmers markets and hit them once a week, rain or shine.

Betsy Escandon said...

It's nice to hear that even those with amazing gardens shop regularly at the farmers market! Rain is the best time to go -- farmers usually offer great prices!!!

Green Bean said...

I agree about the rain, Betsy. And the end of the day. Frankly, produce aside, summer is my least favorite time to shop. Too crowded!

Betsy Escandon said...

So true. But still worth it! I easily drop $100 on a sat in the summer on produce(and I get GREAT prices)


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