Fall Farmer's Markets offer a variety of vegetables different from any other time of the year. Two recent trips to the St. Paul's Farmer's Market provided opportunities to hunt for gourmet food items and more. It's a great way to support local farmers while also saving a few dollars compared to shopping at the grocery store.
Did you know that the St. Paul Farmer's Market was voted #5 out of 101 Best Farmer's Markets in the United States by The Daily Meal?
It is a small market, less than one city block and therefore one can get in and out in less than 30 minutes. At this time of year, it is easy to fill your arms and bags for less than $40 and come home with a lot of good, fresh food.
Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, it is possible to get down there this week or next and check off some items from your list as many root vegetables will keep in a cool location until the holiday. Another favorite is Bob Otis and his free-range, happy farm animals. They are seriously the best eggs around and it is not too late to pre-order a holiday turkey. He also has a great selection of pork, lamb, chicken and beef and the long line at check-out attests to the popularity of his products.
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It says the market will have special hours the day before Thanksgiving to pick up turkeys and other items. Happy shopping wherever you are.
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