We are blessed to live an area that has an abundance of farms and therefore farmers markets and fresh produce. Even my hairdresser is planning to have organic produce to sell. Love it!
So far the small 3 stand market that is 5 minutes from my house is my favorite. We found it by seeing the sign as we drove to town. The main stand is run by a husband and wife that drive their tractor from the farm 2 -3 miles down the road. They recognize me now and I know that if I go closer to lunch time they give me some great deals.
They sell beautiful brown eggs too. We just have to be careful because the egg shells are much thinner than store bought and both my husband and I ended up with egg on the counter instead of in the bowl. Oh well, that’s better than egg on our face, right?
We decided to check out the farmers market that is in the next town. After finally getting it through my brain that it is on a Thursday I did not check the time it closed and went 10 min. before close time when most everyone was packed up. So double check the dates and times before you go to a new market.
As you hear in the video we enjoyed the evening as a treat, but overall it was pricey. I don’t plan to visit there on a regular basis due to the prices and the fact that I have trouble remembering it is on a Thursday night.
Another place that I do plan to visit regularly is almost 30 minutes from our house. In this area that is not a far drive. It is a very large indoor/outdoor farmers/antiques/flea market and the prices vary from stand to stand. Of course I pick and choose the best prices! My kids know that I walk through the fresh food area at least twice so I can scout out what I want.
Always make sure to keep an eye out as you drive by farms. There are many hand-written signs in our area offering fresh food. My husband found a nice stand just behind his work location. That’s a win-win for me because I tell him what I’d like and he delivers it right to my counter.
The best way to find raw milk and organic produce stands are to ask friends that have lived in the area for years and are interested in that sort of food. We recently bought raw milk from a farm that our friends get their milk from. The majority of farmers and organic food enthusiasts are not stingy with their tips or helpful advice. If you don’t have someone like that in your circle of acquaintances here are some sites that can help:
I’m having so much fun checking out new places, meeting new people, feeding my family fresh food, and helping my grocery budget – all through local farmers markets! Do you have a farmers market close to your house?