Local Places, Local Faces
On Fridays, the Citrus Chronicle lists “Farmers’ Markets”. Since I consider a farmers’ market to have produce and I love fresh vegetables and fruit, I was eager to check out the six places listed. Terry and I haven’t made it to all of them yet but here’s a little report about the ones we have hit.
First we went to the Beverly Hills Arts, Crafts and Farmers Market which is on the tirst and third Friday of each month at Lake Beverly Park. To be fair, it was cold, but there were about five vendors there, and none of them sold produce.
The next day we cruised up to Dunnellon’s First Saturday Village Market. This was a lot better. But it was mostly just booths set up with vendors selling stuff–like a community garage sale. Once again, no produce. But I was very excited to discover Grumbles and spent most of the day just admiring all the healthy plants, beautiful pots, and pavers. Dunnellon also has several thrift and antique stores which we browsed through and we had yummy Cuban sandwiches at Penn Station.
This past weekend we went to Market Day with Art and Treasures on the grounds of Heritage Village in Crystal River held the second Saturday of every month. We finally found a booth that was selling produce. We bought strawberries, corn, red and orange peppers, green beans and tomatoes. There were several other booths selling miscellaneous items like art, jewelry, and plants and one sold cookies. Heritage Village also has several cool little shops which we browsed through.
We still have the Inverness Farmer’s Market which is every Saturday at the Inverness Government Center parking lot. The Floral City Market Day on the second Saturday monthly and Herry’s Market Day which is the last Saturday of the month at Hospice Thrift Shoppe. Our search continues for the perfect Farmers’ Market!