On a side note, if your farmer's market is open on the weekdays, go then. In the morning. Not only do you have more room to navigate with your double stroller because the rest of the world is elsewhere, but it is much more relaxing. Except for the fact that all the vendors see you (I feel most comfortable as a wall flower) and offer you strawberry/peach/watermelon samples every 5 feet. And you can't politely refuse and pretend you don't exist because your fruit-loving kids think that getting bite-sized juicy snacks from complete strangers every 30 seconds is the most amazing thing ever and have to sample EVERYTHING. Sometimes twice.
Visiting the farmer's market tricks me into thinking that I can whip up delicious veggie dishes that my whole family will enjoy. I mean, even the fiercest tomato hater has to admit these look gorgeous:
I still haven't figured out to do with all the leafy greens. Kale chips are all the rage now. Just can't imagine that eating a baked leaf tastes better than a Cool Ranch Dorito. But if anyone has a good recipe, please let me know so that I can pretend that I'm a organic mama that feeds her kiddos kale chips.
The open air section also houses a wide assortment of plants and flowers that makes me want to pull on some gardening gloves. In my attempt to beatify our new home, I purchased a few flowers and tomato plants, hoping that I magically developed a green thumb during the move.
If you're in the Raleigh area, the farmer's market is a must see. If walking around, looking at vegetation doesn't tickle your fancy, there are two amazing restaurants on the premise too. One serves fried seafood. Can't go wrong with that.