farmers’ market junkie

I have become addicted to our area farmers’ markets. Almost all the neighboring communities have setup a farmers’ market one afternoon each week. I hit the Brimfield market on the square on Wednesday afternoon. Tallmadge is held on Thursdays at the Rec Center parking lot. Kent holds theirs on Saturday mornings on the brick street just south of Pufferbelly’s. Each market has its own personality.

The Kent market is the most diverse, as you would expect from anything in Kent. You can purchase an assortment of veggies, fruit, flowers, plants, baked goods, artwork and even a hot sandwich. It is the largest with about 12-15 vendors. Their deals also seem the best. The pics in this post were taken at Saturday’s market.

Brimfield and Tallmadge are almost identical. The vendors are mostly home gardeners. There are usually 6-8 vendors each week. Both are mostly vegetables. Although small, they offer some very nice produce at decent prices.
Some of my recent purchases include a spaghetti squash for $.50, Green and yellow peppers for 4/$1, bunch of beets for $3, and zucchini and yellow squash for 2/$1. Some of the most unique things I have seen include edamame (Kent), baby chicks (Brimfield) and wine jelly (Brimfield).
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