PE is sadly lacking in decent Farmer’s Markets! We have a couple but nothing worth a repeat visit.
This weekend somebody tried to change that by holding what was called a Wholesome Market. I believe the plan was to extend it beyond food to include other “green” or wholesome products from home ware to whatever. Click here for their Facebook page and an article about it.
We decided we had better head there early, a combination of wanting to see everything, avoid the crowds and get back in time for the rugby). Well I was VERY glad we did. It was packed! I have never seen PE people flock to something new like they did to this! There were almost too many people, although I am sure the organizers and stall holders are not complaining.
And so, was it worth it and will I be back. Well yes and yes.
I suppose my only criticism was the lack of food stalls. I LOVE Farmer’s markets and I love food. I want to see the growers and producers of the products. I am sure there must be some people around here that actually grown good if not organic produce? Maybe not? However, the food stands that were there were GOOD. So good, in fact, that we spent way more than we bargained on. The problem was that most of the food stalls were actually shops in town, so if I want their products then I could go there at any time (and do).
I did not look at much of the other stuff. I am not a “craft’s” type of person. We walked through and stopped if something caught our eye but otherwise passed most of it by. Also though they said they did not want it to be a “flea market” that was the feel I got.
It is going to be held monthly, so I will go back again. I am very impressed that somebody has taken the bull by the horns and started this. Congratulations to them.