Last month, I finally had my first Farmer’s Market shopping trip. Luckily, my neighborhood in Philadelphia has a Farmers Market every Sunday from 10am-2pm in Dickinson Square. We enjoyed a quick walk to Grindcore House for coffee and strolled through our park to the market. Farm to City, runs the market near us and they had about six stands with produce, chorizo, guacamole, popcorn and sweets!
Before hand I wish I hadn’t forgotten a reusable grocery bag for our trip. Most of the stands will give you a plastic grocery bag, but for next time I’ll be a little more eco conscious. You should definitely know to grab the items you want before you pay! I really wanted flowers for the living room, well so does every other consumer. I lucked out grabbing the second to last bouquet before they were all gone.
Don’t be shy about asking the farmer’s questions either. That is what they are there for! Its very satisfying to know where your produce and other grocery items come from. Plus you can ask about any additives or if the product is vegan, kosher, or nut free!
I hope this helped out all of my fellow farmers market novices. Have you checked out a farmers market in Philadelphia yet? What are your favorite things to buy?