Since I was a little girl, I have loved farmer’s markets. During family visits to Montreal, I always enjoyed perusing the giant farmer’s market there; from the cheese shops, butcher shops, fish shops, and cafe’s that lined the square, to the plethora of venders selling their farm goods in the center, it was heaven.
Now, whenever I travel, I love the visit the farmer’s markets. When I was planning our visit to Portland, Dean made sure to let me know that the farmer’s markets were on Wednesdays and Saturdays, so I could time our visit to coincide with at least one. We ended up going to the smaller Wednesday Market which is in the center of Portland, along the streets.
The market had a plethora of seasonal veggies and fruits, and flowers as well. A few venders sold meats and cheeses as well. This was where we purchased the veggies for Dean’s Kale Kasserole. Jon also bought himself some organic grass-fed sausage, which he thoroughly enjoyed. I have to say that I think my favorite was all of the beautiful flowers.
Farmer’s markets are really awesome, and I’ve been to various markets in a plethora of places. When you travel it can be a worthwhile experience to seek out the farmer’s market in the area, to sample some of the local cuisine, observe the differences in what’s offered, and chat with the local farmers. It’s definitely one of my favorite travel experiences. Thanks Dean for making sure we made it to the one in Portland!