Last Sunday I decided we needed to go to the farmers market. It was spontaneous, I just sat up, told the family we’re going to the market get your shoes on and brush your hair, then we were off. I don’t know why we never get down to the market, but I love it. It’s so much fun walking through all the stands and I noticed when we got there it’s bigger than it used to be!
As always there was a lot to choose from. Flowers, fresh produce, crafts, samples, even stands with treats and toys for pets. There were several street performers, including musical instruments of all kinds including the berimbau. That one was new to me, but it’s really cool and I’m glad we had the chance to hear it played!
We gave the kids two dollars each to spend at the market. Two dollars doesn’t buy you much these days, but they managed.
They each decided on some flowers, and Charlie picked up a strawberry lollipop. Lena wanted a sucker too, but unfortunately they had an ingredient she’s allergic too, so we promised her we’d find her another treat.
It didn’t take her long to find what she wanted. I may have helped her out with the cost, but it was completely worth it.
We walked around some more, talked to some amazing vendors, the girls met some fun dogs being walked around the market and after a couple of hours of shopping we were ready to go.
Here’s our farmers market spoils.
I loved finding the wine, it was delicious, and local! I had no idea they were around, but I’m glad we found them. It was a great price too. the potatoes are called fingerling potatoes. I’ve never had them, I need to research, maybe another name for young or baby potatoes? I don’t know, but I’m excited to try them. Radishes will be used for radish sandwiches, and cucumbers are just great to snack on.
Oh, and the honeycomb! I don’t want to forget that. None of us had ever had honey straight from the honeycomb so we knew it was something new for us to try. I loved that the box gave us instructions on how to eat it and what to do with the wax. For your information, you can swallow the wax or spit it out, it’s your choice. It’s completely edible.
We had a great time at the Aksarben farmers market so I know I need to make sure we get there more often. It will be around for the next couple of months, so there’s plenty of time to hit it up again.
Do you shop at a local farmers market? What are your favorite market finds. Tell me about them in the comments below.