Saturday Morning at the Farmer’s Market
In many small towns, between the months of May and September you can find a Farmer’s Market. Well my hometown is no different. On Saturday mornings, around our beautiful courthouse, many farmers, gardeners, merchants and craftsmen set up booths in the hopes of selling their wares.
I absolutely love strolling along the sidewalks, taking in the sights and sounds as I look at all the fresh produce, baked goods and so much more. It is almost like stepping back in time. Old pickup trucks, wooden boxes and metal bins display their most recent harvest or creation. Our courthouse lawn has a wonderful white gazebo and there is almost always someone under it playing music or singing a old classic tune.
If you are a food nerd like me then a Farmer’s Market is just the place for you! The wonderful people that you meet are always happy and ready to talk about their products. I have found that they love to share their experiences and stories and seem genuinely glad that you’ve stopped by their booth even if you don’t buy anything. I often discover some new variety of an old classic that I’ve never seen before. Most recently I purchased purple basil! It was absolutely beautiful. I bought a big bunch of it and kept it in a canning jar filled with water on my kitchen counter for a week as if it was a bouquet of flowers!
I never know exactly what I may leave with but one thing is for sure, I always walk away with new inspiration.
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