No matter where I am, I always seek out farmer's markets. (Heck, I even got married in the agricultural hall/barn where one of my other favorite farmer's markets takes place -- on Martha's Vineyard.)
I love buying local, good stuff -- and it is always a fun, local scene.
Gotta say, my very favorite farmer's market (and I've been to farmer's markets in many states and countries!) is the one in Bath, Maine. It has it all -- a great location (on the Kennebec River), wonderful local farmers, and wonderful local stuff. Seems every year, the Bath Farmer's Market adds a little more. This year, in addition to lots of wonderful produce (including lots of organic produce), you can find flowers and plants, baked goods (including an entire booth of gluten-free breads and goodies), fish, cheese, pork, poultry and beef. This weekend's market was hoppin'--even had some live music and a hula hooper there!
I'm a Maine-r. Or, at least I like to think I am. True locals will argue differently simply because I wasn't born in Maine -- I'm "from away" they say. Whatever. It is crystal clear to me that I was born to live in Maine. Here's the catch. I fell in love with someone who really is "from away". So, I spend big chunks of time in a place very far from where I call home. But, I'm trying to bloom where planted, as they say. I'm trying to foster a simple (or at least a little simpler than some), reasonably wholesome and creative life for my family whether we're here or there. And, well, since you stopped here at my blog, you get to explore this craziness with me.