Ah Farmer’s markets, a glorious time of year! With long dreary winter that Columbus goes through, the farmer’s markets are a very welcome sight. It signifies that winter is over and we are about to head into an abundance of amazing food stuffs.
Scott and I headed up to the Worthington Farmer’s Market on opening day. It was gorgeous outside with Mother Nature deciding to give us a break from all the rain we had been dealing with. We met up with our friend Bob early that morning to walk around. He left us early though to go attend to his girly things (love you Bob!) so Scott and I grabbed some breakfast.
I would explain to you my love for sausage but somehow I’m pretty sure that is going to get twisted around into something entirely different than what I mean. Instead I’ll just tell you how much I love a good breakfast sandwich.
It’s completely true, a breakfast sandwich is such a comforting meal and much to my delight, there was a food truck making these babies up that morning.
Speckled Hen Farms had a food truck dishing out all kinds of sandwich fixin’s made fresh and with ingredients straight from their farm. I had a egg and chicken sausage sandwich with pepperjack cheese. All local (except for the cheese I believe) and super tasty!
After breakfast we made our way around the market. I got a chance to pick up some veggies and purchase something I haven’t used before.
Maple sugar! Dried maple syrup so that the sugar crystals are left. If you add water to it, you’ll reconstitute it back to syrup. Pretty nifty, right? I bought some and have used it experimentally in some pancakes. It smells heavenly! It has a very deep and dense maple aroma.
I’m not a weekly farmer’s market shopper though I wouldn’t mind turning into one. I would much rather stroll outside early in the morning looking at food than having to go inside a building with fake light, fake mist, and light rock blaring over the speakers.
The upside to farmer’s markets is that you can get exposed to things that you didn’t know were in your area. That’s always a win for everyone!
Do you shop your local farmer’s markets? What’s your favorite part of shopping at farmer’s markets?