At the risk of sounding like a complete "foody", one of my favorite parts of the farmer's market is all of the samples. Being able to try out the fruit or bread before buying it is a huge plus compared to going to the grocery store.
A close second to the samples would have to be the gorgeous flower arrangements. It makes me wish I had looked into one of these small farms when I got married! Some of the smaller arrangements start at $8, while the largest ones are only $15 or $18. These arrangements are absolutely beautiful!
I do want to share some of the "treasures" I came home with, as well as show some of the great deals that you can find at these markets.
As you can see, these zucchini are absolutely HUGE - and I didn't even pick the biggest ones! Not only were they massive, but three of them cost me only $1.
To see what I did with some of this zucchini, go check read A Trip to the Farmers Market at Delectably Home.
These are some of the best blueberries I have ever had. Just last week, I bought a small package of berries from Safeway to make a dessert. They were pretty good - but inconsistent. Some were really sour.
I have not had a bad berry yet out of this pint from the market that was only $3.
I would definitely encourage readers to go out and try to find local markets in your community. You would be amazed at some of the things you will find.