Summertime is a favorite season, bringing sunshine and warm weather and the potential for great things. One of those great things you may have overlooked is the weekly farmer’s market. Many cities have a regular time and place set up for vendors to sell their various wares – generally home grown and handcrafted goods that sellers have produced themselves. But what can you find at a farmer’s market?
Home baked cinnamon rolls, artisan breads and soft pretzels are among the standard offerings at a street fair such as this. Home baked brownies and cookies are a fast snack for the kids and why not grab a fresh apple pie to take home for the adults?
Farm Fresh Produce
You’ll find seasonal produce from local farms so bright and fresh you can smell it. Peppers, carrots and new potatoes, or corn ready to shuck; bundles of fresh herbs and flavorful berries or fruits of every description are typical. Even local honey and homemade jams or jellies may be found here. Some vendors may use the disposable fruit packaging California sells to make it convenient to shop, while others may sell the items in brown paper bags, but either way take a reusable shopping bag to haul your goods away.
Hot dogs, hot soft pretzels, fry bread and other tempting treats await market goers. Food trucks from all over station themselves among the vendors and are a crowd-pleasing favorite. You may find a taco truck or gelato cart, a crepe maker with dozens of fillings or a cart selling farm-fresh corn on the cob on a stick.
Jewelers and other artisans such as kite makers, wood carvers or stained glass makers also thrive in these humble street fairs. There is literally something for everyone. Make it a regular part of your family’s summer activities this year. You’ll never want to miss another one.