Please indulge me for a minute. My local farmers market, The Collingswood Farmers Market, was voted America’s Favorite Farmers Market in the small market category last year. It really is a fabulous market that has helped start a boon of farmers markets in the South Jersey region.
The market starts the first Saturday in May each year and runs through the weekend before Thanksgiving. For those seven months, you’ll find me and hundreds of other locals excited to get first pick of the freshest produce, meats, cheeses, breads, and flowers as well as prepared foods from local establishments. I look forward to the first Saturday in May like a kid looks forward to Christmas. It’s a bit ridiculous.
A video of this past Saturday’s opening day has already popped up YouTube by NatSpacular, and as Collingswood’s Becky Mercurio says in the video, “It’s just the best place to go on a Saturday morning.” In the video, you’ll be able to see the atmosphere that makes this market America’s favorite.
After the video you can see some of the photos I took. If this doesn't make you want to get out and shop your own local farmers market, I'm not sure what will.
You can't beat these deals. Established tomato and bell pepper plants for 50 cents? Eggplant plants for $1? It's crazy. I saved room in my garden for several of these plants that I knew A.T. Buzby Farm would have available.
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