Even our little home port of Monroe, Georgia has a Saturday morning market for the local farmers. Most of these markets are not just for farmers. There are frequently just as many booths for the local artisans to show off their prize paintings, photography, jewelry, soaps and more.
I like the idea of meeting the farmer who grew the vegetables I want to purchase. This method of shopping is really not that new. It was quite common before the end of WWII to go to the farmers market for produce. After the war, however, commercial farmers and big Super markets came on the scene to replace the old fashioned farmer's market.
Kind of interesting how history repeats itself.
Stuart has its local market on Sunday morning. There were more crafters than farmers but it is still an interesting event. I purchased Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives for an appetizer. Yummy!
Does your town have a farmer's market? Do you like to buy your produce at the market or is too hard to break the habit and convenience of going to the grocery store?