Maybe I’m wicked weird, but I love going to the farmers’ market. If they don’t have those where you live, it’s a gathering of local farms, artisans, and other food/drink creators who present exquisite, locally produced, items that are simply top-notch.
This weekend I went to Burlington’s Farmers’ Market. It’s rather huge, for a Vermont event. Whereas often I look at the offerings of farmers’ markets without buying anything, I had made a deal with myself that I would eat my way through this enormous farmers’ market.
Unfortunately, I also gave myself a $20 budget. Is it possible to enjoy the offerings on such limited funds? Why yes, yes it is. I had curry chicken on rice and a samosa for lunch, and then after walking around for awhile, I had an amazing raspberry & mint popsicle. This thing was fantastic in that it didn’t melt when I was eating it in the blazing sun. I don’t quite know how they freeze them to stay so cold, but it works. I got a sunburn, but I didn’t get popsicle-dripped on more than maybe five times. And the flavor? Mmmm, so raspberry!
With parking, I still stayed under my $20 farmers market budget. I did go slightly over that budget due to a teeny bit of shopping along Church Street, but I escaped Burlington for a grand total of $24. Given the amount of enjoyment getting out and about on such a gorgeous day in Burlington, Vermont, brought me, I declare that to be an incredible deal.
I think it’s finally summer in Vermont.