I always love shopping at my local farmer's market. But I especially love shopping at the farmer's market on a rainy day. I try to never miss the chance. I feel bad for the farmers, I really do. But boy am I happy to take that fresh produce off their hands for a few bucks. And at least all of my money is going directly to the farmer.
I got all the produce pictured above for $21.50 this past Saturday at the farmer's market. Everything is organic. Yes, even the strawberries. I live on the west coast, and that farmer has a canopy over his strawberries. Strawberries in March is a wonderful wonderful thing. The flat of organic strawberries was $10. Rainy day special. Organic cauliflower: 3 for $2. Organic cilantro = 50 cents. Two bunches sweet organic carrots + bag organic spinach = $5. Four pounds organic oranges = $4. Some of those prices are the usual prices. Some are fire sale prices. Any way you slice it, I love the farmer's market.
I knew I would be treated like a hero when I arrived home with those strawberries. My kids devoured an entire pint in approximately 5 minutes.
We're still working on the cauliflower.
On a side note, this farmer's market experience only involved one single-use plastic bag: the bag the spinach was already packaged in. Everything else I packed up in my Reuseit produce bags, which I'll be reviewing shortly.
Find your local farmer's market HERE.
P.S. Friday, March 25, is the last day to enter the wood toy giveaway. Click HERE to enter.