A cool day at the Virginia Beach Farmers Market

Did you ever have a fun experience and afterwards think, Man…I should’ve taken more photos! ? That was me today, so I don’t have any photos of the actual market to show you. I just have photos of what we bought.

According to the Virginia Beach Farmers Market Web site, their special events (and I’m guessing the most prolific time of year) is between April and October. We were definitely there during the off-season today. There were only a few vendors, and they appeared to have permanent stalls. We still had a great time! The weather was fantastic…in the upper 60s, clear sky and sunny.

Hubby, Baby J, and I met several of our friends there, and we had a good time chatting and rummaging through the fresh produce, most of which was local to Virginia. Besides the produce, there was a seafood market, butcher shop, bakery, dairy and ice cream shop, restaurant, wild bird store, and more.

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Look at this hilarious and cute swan neck gourd Hubby spotted!

Swan Neck Gourd

I also wanted to mention a small stand called “Vy’s Pies.” Seriously, it was the best pecan pie I’ve ever tasted! I also tried a sample of the coconut cream and carrot cake pie, and bought a slice of apple. They take special orders for Thanksgiving, and we’re planning on purchasing at least one!

Some of the produce we bought today:

Fresh cranberry beans- We watched them being shelled!
Locally-grown broccoli, picked yesterday
Fresh, locally-grown spinach
We used the cabbage we bought to make a slaw this afternoon!

They also had lovely jams, jellies, preserves, molasses, honey, etc. by local makers for sale.

We’ll definitely be going back, and I’m looking forward to the Spring when there are more vendors and products for sale!

Does your city/town have a farmers market? What’s your favorite product to buy?

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