Farmer's Markets--The Series Continues
There are several differences I've noticed between the farmer's markets in California, (while visiting Cindy in San Francisco I made a point to hit the scene up there) and the couple I've been to in Atlanta. One is size. In California even the smallest markets on off days are bigger than the ones here in Georgia. I guess going hand in hand with the size aspect is quantity and variety. In Cali, there are tons of variety and tons of quantity. In Atlanta it's much more hit or miss, so it becomes crucial to get there early before they sell out. The vendors tend to be running smaller farms and they seem to have more familiarity with the day to day workings of the farm. In a way it feels more authentic and I'm sure in many cases it is. That all said, let's check out the Decatur Farmer's Market which we went to yesterday(Wednesday).
We bought all the cobs of corn from the only vendor that had any, seven. He said that the squirrels got to the rest of them.