I Love Farmers Markets

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 473 People

    Little Market World

    i think markets give you so much inspiration. all the colorful fruits, vegetables. quilts, cloth, patterns. I think it's also the whole liveliness of it. everything is fresh but everything is old.
    MoonFlower28 MoonFlower28
    16-17, F
    Sep 18, 2012

    It's winter here and miss the Farmer's Markets.

    .. Whole Foods is so much more expensive and so far away... I can't wait for SUMMER!!!
    Likewise2 Likewise2
    46-50, F
    Feb 11


    Nothing better than fresh local grown fruits and veggies. And you can't beat the price. And it helps the local economy. Everybody wins. Literally everyone. Except walmart, they can suck it. O_O
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2011

    I love to keep my pantry/fridge footprint small

    and local whenever possible. Fresh organic fruits vegetables and proteins make a noticeable difference in your daily plate. Do it! Make friends with a farmer today :)
    justsleeplessme justsleeplessme
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2014

    Joining In

    When I moved back to Ohio the one thing I wanted was a farm.  Not a large farm, just something I could handle as I learned.  Well this was my first year, made a lot of mistakes, but did some things correct. I live about 3 miles from a rural farm market. ...
    bifarmboy bifarmboy
    46-50, M
    Sep 30, 2009

    So much fresh fruits

    and vegetables there :3
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 15

    i just found a closer one to my house

    and while it is expensive i would not give up buying farm to market. it truly is a different way of eating and much better experience. I am lucky that the one i go to is year round so i can buy weekly and know where my food is coming from.
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    3 Responses Dec 8, 2014


    There is nothing better than fresh, home-grown veggies and fruits. The taste of a freshly-plucked garden tomato is divine!
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Jan 16, 2011

    Grocery shopping can be fun (

    if u r shopping in a good store )
    yingzilin yingzilin
    26-30, F
    Nov 27, 2014

    Wonderful Smells In the Air

    i love walking through the fruit sections the most. i just take in all of the wonderful smells. there is nothing better than having the air filled with the scent of peaches, and strawberries and all of the other wonderful things that are their. a farmers market is like...
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    2 Responses Jan 3, 2009


    our famers market is great. you cant get this quality of food anywhere else where i live. it's smaller, so you basically know everyone. the atmosphere is just...charming? yea. that's it. it's so quaint. you know anything you purchase there is amazing. plus it's one of my...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul
    22-25, F
    Jan 10, 2009

    The Future

    My friend told me once that she thought farms and gardening were the future. I'm inclined to agree. I'd go to farmers' markets a lot more often than I do if I lived closer to them but it's enough just to know they exist. We've got a lot of good ones in Baltimore. I'm into them...
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    3 Responses Jan 14, 2012


    I 100% believe that more people should get into supporting locally grown produce. Growing up we only really got fruits from the local farmers, but now as I've gotten older I think its fantastic to go and browse the produce thats in season. You don't have to fret and worry about...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2009

    Love Locally Grown Produce

    There is something so satisfying about purchasing locally grown produce, or local baked goods and other products.  One of my favorite parts of going to our market is being able to chat with the farmers and learn about the people I am helping to support while buying a product I...
    ForgottenSunshine ForgottenSunshine
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2012
    goodboi goodboi
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 15

    Working at a farmers market was probably my

    favorite job. At the farm where I was employed, the other interns and I would always beg to be able to go that week to the market. The people were always so polite and nice, and genuinely interested in their health and how their food was tended to. I remember on lunch breaks...
    Oaktreeacorn Oaktreeacorn
    22-25, F
    Oct 29, 2014
    ToriDianne ToriDianne
    18-21, F
    Oct 17, 2014

    I went to my local farmer's market this morning.

    I bought some sweet potatoes for the week. :)
    cloudytuesday cloudytuesday
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2015

    Indescribable Joy

     is what I feel when I walk into a farmer's market. I visited one yesterday with my daughter and it was the best day I've had in ages. The fall apples were on sale and we bought a selection of different varieties. I just love the profusion of color and the varieties of...
    penguinswon penguinswon
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2009

    Buy Local, Think Globally.

    When you go to a farmer's market or private orchard, you see the appreciation in the eyes of the seller when you walk away with a big bag of apples or a basket full of assorted veggies. You see where your produce is coming from. You can banter with them about the weather, and...
    TheHonestLiar TheHonestLiar
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2011
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 15

    Special Time

    I love going to our local farmers market.  I go on Saturdays with my mom, and besides getting good food, it's a special time for me and my mom.  The food is great, so fresh, I buy fruit, pies, fresh baked bread, and all of it supports local farms in the area.  I...
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    Jul 17, 2008

    Ban All Supermarkets

    Farmers markets are only getting off the ground in Northern Ireland, which is ridiculous since we grow so much local food. But we have allowed the super market chains to dominate distribution for so long it is hard to compete on price. Also people see any fruit or veg that does...
    stevester stevester
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2009
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2015
    bowienextdoor bowienextdoor
    51-55, M
    Jun 8, 2015
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