Yellow Green Farmers Market
Having grown up in a rather rural environment, a place where it was not uncommon to see a stand in front of someone’s yard bearing fruits and vegetables from their garden (with an honor system for paying), I jump at the chance to check out advertised “farmers markets.” I usually drag my friend or significant other on these escapades. The day usually ends with some degree of disappointment at the reality that the “markets” offer nothing unique, but are more glorified flea markets. I am okay with this, as long as it is billed as such.
Front of Market
This particular Saturday, I convinced my friend that we needed to check out the Yellow Green Farmers Market. I had seen the advertisements, visited the website and felt fairly confident that it would be as advertised—a little bit of kitsch, vendors selling their wares and farmers market, all built into one. We finally found the somewhat hidden drive to to the market. As we approached the building with cow statues and wagons in front, I did a little happy dance!
Fruit & Vegetable Stand
We parked, headed inside and began walking through the warehouse-size building. As we ventured down the aisles, vendors were happy to share samples with us and information about their offerings. We encountered everything from speciality teas, breads and olives, to dried and fresh fruits, vegetables, sausages, plants, herbs, pottery, jewelry and clothing. With so much to see, smell and taste, we ended up doing a circuit of the market, deciding what we were going to buy and picking up a complimentary market bag to hold it all. Going back through the market we met up with several characters that seemed natural in this quirky market.
After filling our bags and heading back home we vowed that this would not be our last visit to this charming market!