#24 Completed - Buy fruits/vegetables/flowers from the farmers' market every week for a month - COMPLETED 05/26/2010
I've mentioned before how wonderful it is to work in downtown Indianapolis. One of the perks is the Farmers' Market held every Wednesday just a block away. It takes place from May through October from 9:30 AM to 1:30 pm and this particular farmers' market has everything from your standard fruits, vegetables and flowers to a beef farmer selling frozen cuts of meat, a couple of vineyards (who will let you taste their wares! yum!), honey sellers and a man who sells oils and vinegars. You never know for sure what you're going to get from week to week. In the spring, there are lots of strawberries and tomatoes. The fall brings pumpkins and squash to the market.
Back when my friend Stacey still worked with me, I used to get down to the market at least 3 times a month, but since then I usually don't remember until about 2 in the afternoon. Doh! So I decided to remedy that. I love the idea of supporting local farmers and I especially love the fresh fruits and vegetables of spring and summer. Sure, with modern grocers you can usually get most things year round, but buying it a store doesn't have the same feel and texture as buying it out of the back of the truck of the guy that actually grew it!
My original plan was to buy fruits or vegetables or flowers from the vendors during the month of May, but instead I bought some wine (yay!), a couple of dog bones from the meat vendor, and a few dog treats from the dog bakery that comes to the market. (It's a good thing Sasha's not spoiled or anything!) In the 4 weeks I made it to the market during May (thanks for joining me, Jenny!) I did actually manage to buy some flowers and a HUGE tomato though. I'm looking forward to visiting the vendors more often over the course of the summer.
If you're in the downtown Indianapolis area on Wednesday mornings, come check it out! Parking near the market is very reasonable.!