02 February 2010

I blew the market money at the farmer's market.

The farmer's market makes me happy. Any farmer's market. Because you don't really see a lot of crabby people at the market. Mostly it's a bunch of happy people who are selling things that I actually want, who feel the same way I do about a lot of things. Number one of course being FOOD.

So with the little thaw we had, and Mother Nature tricking me into wishing for spring, I did a quick search and found something to do about it.

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The Winter Market.

I felt better as soon as we got there, haha!

It's in a beautiful historic building.

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The farmer's booths line the hall with all the little shops and studios open behind them.

first stop, this table!

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the cupcakerie

We got some wonderful Smoked Gouda here.

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The Farmstead.

And what's this?

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Aha! My new go-to gift shop.

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rhody craft 100

We got some giant carrots for the kids to munch on and cruised (okay, squeezed, this place was packed!) up and back down the very long stretch of vendors. Then we plopped down in a side room and listened to this guy and his friends play some folksy stuff and the kids got to dance. a lot of little kids were dancing, they're were parent's strewn all over the floor!

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This time of year it was mostly prepared goods like jams, breads, coffee, teas, bath goods, and the like but there were plenty of squash, apples, carrots, potatoes, onions and garlic. Every booth had garlic!

Aside from the incredible crowds in the main hall, it was perfect. We left with one carrot ( my little rabbits ate the others...) garlic, pickles, a baguette, and four heads of garlic. I can't wait to get back. More, I can't wait for summer and a market happening somewhere every day of the week!


Debi said...

How lucky you are to have a winter Farmer's Market! I wish we had one here...I have to wait until May!

Allison said...

I have come to the conclusion that east coast farmer's are waaaaay cooler than wast coast farmer's markets.

laura said...

lucky you! even our summer market usually only has 1 or 2 food stands (from neighboring states). i think i would have spent all my money at the cheese stand! mmmm!

Jill said...

(stomping my feet)

Looks like it was a great time. :)

Cheryl Arkison said...

What a gorgeous looking market!
we shop year round at ours. Sadly, the garlic only lasts a few weekends.