Friday, September 7, 2012

Lakeland Farmer's Market

Our town has a farmer's market that is open once a week.
Unfortunately, there is nothing organically grown
and the vendors are not the growers. 
The folks who sell there
buy from other folks in another city.
It's still local food,
but I so long for dealing directly with the farmer.

The Lakeland Farmer's Market is open on Saturdays.
It's the next biggest town over.
We get there on occasion.
With the cooler weather ensuing,
we may have to make it a more frequent event.

There's nothing I like better than being outside
and visiting the market is a great excuse to do just that.

A few vendors sell a variety of plants.
At this point, I'm not looking to add anything to the garden.

There is food and drink to be found as well.
Love that fresh-squeezed lemonade!

Unique gifts can be found from handmade soaps and candles
to reusable bags, backpacks and kid's clothes.
A friend gave me one of these shopping bags as a gift
and I absolutley love it and use it all the time.

This is Debbie and Edit from EcoFarms.
Since the price of gas went up,
Debbie is no longer able to visit our town to deliver her organic produce.
She is one of the few vendors who not only grows her own crops,
but they are grown organically.
Well worth the trip for us to get the good stuff.

Here is one of the beautiful calabaza pumpkins she grows.
This time I saved the seeds so I can grow some too!

Hope you have a wonderful farmer's market to visit soon!


  1. You have to wonder why so few growers "get it" produce is in high demand.
    I'm fortunate to live in an area that has a large Amish population. None of them around here use chemicals--so what I can't (or won't) grow, I can buy from them.
    Farmer's Markets are great fun. The one you went to looks like a good day out. Ours doesn't have crafts or food.

  2. Thanks for the tour, Daisy. That pumpkin looks great. Is it SVB resistant?

  3. I love the Farmer's Market! I live just a few minutes away and it's one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning. Add a trip to Hollis Gardens and lunch out and my day is complete!

  4. Oh boy I can't wait to see it. I didn't know Lakeland had a farmer's market thank you for sharing.

    1. There should be more vendors starting this week. Some took last weekend off due to the holiday. Enjoy!

  5. We have vendors who buy produce at the big produce yards in the city that is shipped in from who knows where, and go to farmers markets here. I hate that and very unfair to small farmers.

    1. I agree. So glad you have your own farmer's market in your backyard!


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