Every Saturday morning from May - October, the Burlington Farmers' Market is held in a park downtown. It has become one of our favorite things to do here. When we first moved to Burlington, M had to hit the road 2 days later for work and I went to the farmers' market all by my lonesome a few times. I kept telling him how great it was and how I couldn't wait for him to go with me. He was skeptical at first, but once he went, there was no turning back.
To start, there is a hot sauce stand right as you enter the market. M is a hot sauce fanatic. At any given time, we have at least a half-dozen different hot sauces in the fridge.
Then there's all of the delicious food.
These gorditas are probably our favorite thing to get. The butternut squash hot sauce just adds something really groovy to the flavor. So yum.
If you had told me 3 years ago that I would ever hear my husband say the words, "Let's go get a kale juice!", I would've laughed in your face. Joke's on me. This is M's favorite stand at the farmers' market.
There's an adorable lady next to the juice bar who sells amazing Greek food. This was a spinach and feta borek with tzatziki and some ridiculously amazing red pepper yogurt sauce that I need to find a recipe for and recreate at home ASAP.
SO. MUCH. CHEESE.
Yes, those Von Trapps. The Oma is one of my favorite local cheeses.
I really dig this wood nettle cheese.
Their gorgonzola is ridiculous. I just want to eat it with a spoon.
I could go broke buying flowers...
And of course, all of the gorgeous seasonal produce.
Half Pint farm is my favorite stand. Their radishes and tomatoes are divine and they are so sweet and knowledgeable.
The farmers' market moves indoors in the winter and while it's still nice to be able to go and get local produce and foodstuffs, it's just not the same. The summer farmers' market is always on the list of places we take out-of-town visitors. Easy to see why, right?