I visited the Elmwood Village Farmers Market on Saturday, May 12. It was okay.
It was nice to get out and wander through the market, say hello to people and their dogs walking by, but for me there was not much that tickled my fancy for the day. That day was mostly prepared products. Not really any fresh produce – except for the guy wearing scary dirty sweatpants selling eggs and Halos from Wegmans! It wouldn’t be illogical to assume perhaps the fruit and vegetables were from the grocery store as well?!? Who let that guy in?
I did pass by a tent selling salmon. And salmon is on my menu this week. However, I had somewhere to be at 11 (and later realized I had to be there at 10; so already way behind schedule); I was not in a good position to be purchasing fish.
I did pass by a tent selling honey, and I need honey. But they accepted cash only. I thought my daughter and I would take a little walk up to the bank and come back.
Well, we passed by a consignment shop and I couldn’t help myself. – I think the time by now was about 10:15 – We looked around and I found a pair of Hunters rain boots and a couple leggings. After I paid for our things we sauntered out of the shop and continued to head toward the bank. I received a text at 10:30 from my friend: “Are you still coming?” I thought it was just a friendly reminder to be there in a half hour. “Yes ma’am!” I said, “Be there soon!”
I knew by now we probably wouldn’t make it to the bank, and then my daughter yelled, “Pee! I have to pee!” The closest bathroom was at the coffee shop back across the street from the farmers market, so we booked it!
Rewinding to the beginning: can you believe I bought a decaf coffee for myself and a scone for Aryana from there? Pour-over coffee and baked goods were being sold at the market. Why I did not purchase any from there, I don’t know. Let’s just say the first day was a warm up. And honestly, I think the first day for the Elmwood Village was a warm up for them also.
Here are two takeaways for a productive experience at the Farmers Market:
- Bring cash. Technically I knew this already, but thinking I did not have to be anywhere until 11:00 I assumed I would have time to walk up to the ATM.
- Bring a cooler and ice. This would be most convenient if there are other stops to make after visiting the market. I could have bought the fish! And now I have nothing.