Whenever I can, I prefer to get our produce from a farmers’ market instead of the grocery store. The market in our town is set up at the train station every Wednesday. It’s a good market with a few good vendors. It’s even within walking distance of our house, but we recently found one that we like much more.
Mid way through this summer, our neighbor recommended the Summit Farmers’ Market, held on Sunday mornings in nearby Summit, NJ. A few weeks passed before we were able to get there, but once we did, there was no turning back. It’s about three times the size of our local market and has a better variety of vendors.
There are several produce vendors, a coffee stand, bakers’ stalls, a fish monger, poultry and meat purveyors, and even local honey.
We bring the whole flock pretty much every weekend when we aren’t traveling.
Sometimes, if I’m really organized, I’ll plan a few days of meals and go to the market with specific things in mind. Usually though, I just see what looks particularly good and then think of what to do with it. We do a little shopping, pick up a croissant for breakfast and make a few friends.
I’m a huge fan of apples. My favorites are Crispin and Pink Lady, but I recently discovered a type of apple that I had never tried before called Zestar. I can’t recommend it enough.
The Summit Farmers’ Market is a great three season market open every Sunday 8am to 1pm through November 19th. Bring the family, check it out and maybe we’ll see you there!