Here is a peak of the opening Saturday of market season around here…..
Since it is still early in the growing season, fresh lettuces, strawberries, radishes, & asparagus were the common produce found. There were a few very early tomatoes scattered about, as well as vendors sharing samples of produce they hope to have in coming weeks.
|I loved the way this vendor chopped up several varieties of lettuce that could be purchased as a mix. So pretty!|
|I love the idea of growing lettuce in a hanging basket! Anyone can do this no matter how small a place you have.|
Besides spring veggies (I missed out on the asparagus …. really disappointing), we found local grass-fed beef, South Carolina caught seafood, fresh organic chicken, and eggs.
The Spinning Spider Creamery had an abundance of fresh cheese and cheese spreads to choose from.
One of my favorite vendors of the day was the pasta tent. There was a huge line so I knew this had to be some really good stuff.
We splurged a little when we came upon one particular vendor.
We took one look at these gorgeous Strawberry pies and were sold. It was definitely a treat, and oh my goodness how delicious it was!
MacKenzie Grace licked the pie pan clean!
Seriously, she did.
Other great vendors included local farmers selling starter plants, fresh cut spring flowers, fresh honey, homemade soaps, and artwork. There was so much to take in!
One of the things I loved most about this little market is that each vendor must be approved. Visits are made to their farms and facilities and they are verified to be South Carolina official.
I love it.
Do you have local markets where you are?