The KCC Farmer’s Market is a lot like your local farmer’s market. If yours took cocaine and had a loading/unloading zone for buses. This farmer’s market is packed to the hilt with tourists. I don’t mind tourists who leave their resort and go off the beaten path to check out the local community. But these generally aren’t that type. These are knock you down with a $500 Hello Kitty purse, slap you in the face with their giant sun shielding hat, synchronize their watch with their bus operator so when time is up they can crawl back on the bus and check! head off to the next attraction tourists. irritating isn’t the word for it. However, without the tourists I bet the market couldn’t support not one but three locally grown honey booths, so I’ll cut them a little slack.
Grace actually requested to go to the farmer’s market this morning for Gramma G’s sweet bread french toast and portuguese sausage. That girl loves portuguese sausage. So off we went, despite my deep seated desire not too. I even found a parking place right away! Yippeeee! We picked up some guava bread, some blush lettuce and a new orchid (to replace the one I’ve killed while watching my neighbors house). Then we snagged the french toast and grabbed a seat on the curb to grub up. And it started to sprinkle. Which freaked Grace out (I don’t know what she’s going to do in Washington) and she insisted we go to the car and eat. I was a little peeved, because I still wanted to look for a few things to send to friends on the mainland but once we were back in the quiet of the car I was glad we were done.
Despite the negative tone of this post, I encourage you to check out your local farmer’s market this summer. It’s a great place to get to know your neighbors, find out what’s going on in your community and pick yourself up some produce you know wasn’t trucked or shipped in from lord knows where. It’s neat to actually meet the person who grew your food, plus they usually have good advice on good places to eat or how to cook that weird veggie the are selling. CLICK HERE to find a market in your area. I promise you’ll like it!