On Tuesday I gave you all a tour of Raleigh’s amazing State Farmer’s Market as well as the Farmer’s Market Restaurant. On the queue today I have a peak inside Raleigh’s Downtown Farmer’s Market.
From April through October a few select vendors set up tents in City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh, which just happens to be a block from where I work. Every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm I have the amazing ability to escape my corporate life to browse and pick up fresh produce, jars of jam, newly cut flowers, and endless amounts of other amazing treasures. I often grab a re-usable bag and 20 dollars in my pocket (poppin’ produce tags anyone?), and I’m off.
While I love spring-time Farmer’s Market finds, my favorite season for produce is actually late summer/early fall. If you are a North Carolinian like I you can keep up to date on what’s in season via the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
Because I’d just been to the State Farmer’s Market on Sunday, this week I didn’t have too much on my list to pick up at the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Therefore, this trip was simply for the pleasure of getting out of the office and enjoying a little warmth and sunlight. However, I was able to pick up some delicious finds. For a co-worker that needed a smile and some good luck, I picked up a couple of fresh cut roses. For me, I picked up some Strawberry Preserves and some BeeSmooched! Lip Balm in Peppermint Plunge. BeeSmooched is made by The Carolina Bee Company in Youngsville, NC. For all my finds I spend a grand total of $8 – score!
Happy almost-Friday! xoxo ‘n lols, crystal