Today Monkey Boy and I stopped by the Broadway Farmers Market on the way home and were surprised at how many local fruits and vegetables were being offered for so “early” in the season. It seemed like everywhere we looked there were fresh peas and strawberries for sale.
I’ve only been to the Broadway Farmers Market a few times, but this was the first time I had noticed so many produce vendors there. I LOVE that!
Even though farmer’s markets are typically a collection of produce, flowers and crafts, it’s kind of cool to be able to walk down the street and feel like you are in an outdoor grocery market with great choices every which way you look. It gives me hope that people are willing to send a wee bit more for products that are not only local, but fresher as well.
Fresh from the farm cabbage, carrots, lettuce and peas.
I didn’t catch this guys name, but he had some of the coolest handmade cold frames I have ever laid eyes on. Not only were the cold frames hand made, but a lot of the wood he uses comes from old buildings. How cool is that?
Local, fresh sugar snap peas are going for $4 a pound.
Wowza! I’m glad I’m growing a boatload of them this year in our garden. I don’t know how you feel about the fruits and vegetables you grow, but I don’t think I could sell my peas for $4 a pound. Nope. I think they’re worth more.
I’d make a lousy farmer because I’d have a hard time putting a price tag on the things I grew. Some things I’d be happy to giveaway, like kale. But peas, berries and heirloom tomatoes… forget about it. I’d want them all for myself.
There’s no doubt about it. Farmers Markets Rule!
Broadway Farmers Market
10 am – 3 pm Thursdays
S. 9th St. & Broadway Tacoma, WA
May – October
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