This morning was the first day at The Fayetteville Farmer's Market, and you know I was there. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to find The Reilly Road Farmer's Market , but it's not a farmer's market, just a veggie stand that also sells nice plants.
My previous farmer's market experience is limited to Brooklyn (something near a courthouse), NYC Union Square, Portsmouth NH, and some town I've forgotten the name of near Portsmouth. I arrived late to the B'lyn FM and caught only very expensive blueberries. Union Square is way too crowded for me. The tiny town one was a winter FM and had tons of eggs and animal parts. So by default, and for good reasons, my favorite has been Portsmouth.
I just found this entry saved as a draft! But now I think I've learned enough about the Fayetteville Farmer's Market. It's cheap! But tiny. Teeny tiny. There are about 3-4 tiny tents of veggies, and there are eggs and honey and some breads including ezekiel. Strawberries are $3 instead of the $5 or $6 I paid in Portsmouth. Summer squash is about $1.10-1.50/lb, and there are some greens. And that's pretty much it. Sad.
Yesterday I went back to the "farmer's market" on Reilly Road. I spent $22 and got a 20lb watermelon (seedless, the seeded were bigger and $8 and the kid didn't want seeds), 4 ears of corn, green beans, okra, vidalia onions, peaches, zucchini, romaine and I think something else I forgot.
Portsmouth Farmer's Market, you're very expensive, but I miss you!