Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A bit of dissent

Perhaps some vendors opened up a little bit later, but I was underwhelmed in my visit to the Athens Farmer's Market because it felt a lot like a fair and less like a fresh produce market. There were some locally grown produce, but more crafts than I had anticipated. Not that it was a bad opening or that it's a bad venture by any means, but it wasn't exactly what I was expecting.

I'll definitely go back, but as for now, I'm still going to stick to the stands along Highway 441 going to Madison.


Blogger paveplanet said...

For the time being, I am willing to cut them a little slack - it is only May 17th after all and not many veggies can grow that quickly - no matter how mild of a winter it was.

It was good to see the large turnout and interest by the community.

10:21 AM  
Blogger andrew said...

What time did you arrive? They hadn't expected such a huge turnout, so they ran out of food at about 9:30. I'm told that there was a lot at the start, and also, most growers are planning on bringing three times as much this weekend.

2:35 PM  

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