The company I work for has a long week-end policy which basically lets us out 2 hours early on the Friday before a long week-end. So yesterday I used that time to visit a farmer’s market located in the parking lot of a nearby mall.
It was small. There were 5 stands; 2 produce vendors, 1 soap, 1 bread and 1 honey.
I remember reading somewhere that farmer’s markets are not necessarily cheaper that the grocery store and it seemed so in this case. BUT the produce just looked so good, I couldn’t help myself.
I bought snap peas, nectarines, peaches and cherries for $22. A bit more than I would like to spend but everything I tasted so far has been delicious.
Next week-end if the stars align right, I will be going to St. Jacob’s market. From my house it is an hour and a half drive. I am hoping to cut down some of that time by
dragging going with a girlfriend of mine who lives West of Toronto. Over-nighting at her place will cut the drive down by half an hour. Considering the market in only open 7 am – 3:30 pm on Saturdays, that half hour means I can get up a little later. 🙂 Hopefully I will be able to restrain myself.