I love Farmer’s Markets.  Love them.  And even more so now that I have a garden of my own – this stuff is hard work.

We even scoped out the one in the town where we stayed in Oregon.  That one was famous enough to draw lines of people half an hour before it opened. crazy.

Back in the early spring, Ross and I tried to get out to the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market as much as we could.  It’s located right in downtown, not too far from campus and although small scale, still has a pretty nice variety of produce, meat, cheese, and baked goods.  The two coolest things about it (and Farmer’s Markets in general) are a) knowing that your money is going directly to a person who is using their own to hands to farm or create what you just bought and b) to chat them all up about what they do, how they do it, and how they got started.  They’re also really good at giving advice about new things to try.

But since we’ve been traveling so much lately, we haven’t been able to go as much as we would’ve liked. So when we were actually home last weekend I was so excited.  So excited that I even got up early to get there on time.

Here’s a look at all the cool stuff we scored.

Oh. we also scored some great stuff at Annie Kay’s, a wholefoodsy store also in Blacksburg.