Meadowbrook Farmers Market

Today was the first day of the Meadowbrook Farmers Market, so Melody and I went to take a look. It's not far at all from the house (less than 3/4 mile).

As you can see from the pictures, it's not a very large market. We were surprised at how many people were there, and we saw some booths which were running out of things by 12:30 (it was open 11-3).

 Meadowbrook Market Entrance

Meadowbrook Market Entrance

 Meadowbrook Market

Meadowbrook Market

We didn't end up buying any produce, but did get some gelato. Within the next few weeks there will be more vendors, including a meat vendor (there's already a shellfish vendor there).

The parking lot of the school where the market is located is quite small, so many people who drove needed to park elsewhere and walk in. The houses near the school were saved the brunt of the parking congestion; there were signs up to prevent market traffic from parking in front of the houses. The Spaghetti House (only a few blocks away) apparently agreed to provide overflow parking, since that's where cars were being directed.

Next week our produce subscription with Stoney Plains starts so on Saturdays we'll be going to the University District Farmers Market, which is a huge one. We usually also pick up some fruit from Tonnemaker's (they have great melons, cherries, apples, and stone fruit, and we can't pass up the ground cherries) and it's hard to resist getting a bun from Belle Epicurian.

While I'm guessing we'll still do the bulk of our Farmers Market shopping at the University District, it's nice to have another one so close so we can go on Sunday when we either didn't find something on Saturday or need something else.