Monday Farmer’s Market August 7th, 2014As I leave work on Monday, I usually find that I have a bread deficiency. Specifically, a homemade bread deficiency. So I stop at the train depot in Palmer, where I know that many talented homemade bread makers are congregated, sharing their culinary talent with us common mortals.
The vendors at the Farmer’s Market seem kind of like superheroes. Their superpowers are things like:
Making lip balm from plants;
Recycling wine corks into keychains;
Making homemade noodles (think tortellini);
Sewing anything from aprons to potholders;
Making nectar—with hibiscus (Because regular nectar isn’t hard enough?)
Painting greeting cards;
Keeping flowers alive; (if this doesn’t seem like a superpower to you, then you have never tried to do it)
Producing good looking (and tasting) vegetables;
Making root-beer-carmel-filled chocolates;
Cooking authentic Mexican food;
And of course, the list goes on. Everyone smiles and chats with you about their merchandise. Many of the vendors work their booth as a family, so often there are kids helping out, learning about entrepreneurship and customer service from their parents. Every week it seems like there are different things for sale—new vegetables that have come into season, new flavors of chocolate, or different varieties of bread.
11am-7pm every Monday at the Train Depot. Whether you are just visiting and would like a chance to see and sample what Palmer produces locally, or you are a regular customer who needs their weekly homemade bread fix, go visit! This unique gathering of friendly and gracious vendors is sure to have something delightful to brighten your day.
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