Marquette, Michigan – October 7, 2015 – Though I’ve been living in Marquette for three years, I haven’t accomplished nearly as many things as I would have liked within the community. For this very reason, it’s been my personal challenge to go out and do something new or fun every week. This past Saturday was no exception as I traveled to the Marquette Farmer’s Market for the first time.
I had no idea what to expect as I journeyed down Third Street into downtown Marquette, but I wasn’t disappointed. There were crowds of people pooling around several vendors selling fresh vegetables, home made crafts like candles and knitted hats, and fresh-cut flowers.
I walked a lap to take in all my options, deciding what would look best as the fall centerpiece for my table, what vegetables would go good in my lunches for the week and what would look great coming out of the oven with my roast that night.
I settled on a little variety from as many vendors as possible. For a measly $11, I bought several superior potatoes and an onion to chop up and stew with my roast, fresh-cut flowers and a small pumpkin for the center of my kitchen table, a few green peppers (my absolute favorite!) and a small, homemade bear candle for my parents. Some pretty good finds for a newly turned 20 year old, if I do say so myself.
Dinner was a hit and my flowers haven’t died yet, so I’d say it was a pretty successful trip for this first time attendee.
Have you ever been to the Farmer’s Market? Leave me a comment about your favorite finds!