We have quite a few Farmer’s markets in Melbourne and Victoria. Some of them are bi monthly and others of them are weekly. I love to shop at them as I love to see all the new produce. The farmers markets have all sorts of goodies and its best to bring your own bag and basket.
Its also a great idea to go at a time when its quiet, ie early in the morning.
I love to search for everything that is fresh and I love home made meals made from scratch. Do purchase some seasonal local produce. You can ask the stallholder how to use these items.
I love buying apples from the market as they are crisp and yum in Autumn. These apples are locally grown where as the ones in the supermarket are imported and they are sprayed with pesticide. It is now late spring so I would buy asparagus and eggs.
I love a good egg and I have had this before with a potato rosti. Also in winter I enjoy a good pie from the farmers markets.
If they have chestnuts during Autumn do buy some and you can do some chestnut dessert paste or a pie. The Chinese love their roasted chestnut.
Also do buy potatoes at the farmers market if they have as it is fresher there. The potatoes are grown by the farmers themselves and would not have been imported from overseas.
I would also buy carrots and turnips from the farmers market as they are grown locally and wouldn’t have to travel as many miles.
You could also buy beetroot from the farmers market as they are a root vegetable which is grown locally.
Do support the farmers who are doing it tough by shopping at your local farmers markets rather than the supermarket