Walking along Duke of Gloucester Street and the farmers market on a Saturday morning is something I truly missed when I was working full time. My schedule shifts included Saturday mornings and I missed most of the spring and all of summer at the market.
Late fall in Virginia means lots of greens and roots to choose from. Kale, chard, beets and turnips were abundant.
There is also no shortage of humor at the market. Look closely, it made me chuckle.
So if the knife sharpener made me chuckle, this made me laugh, a lot. If you need some worm castings for your garden, they’ve got you covered.
When in Virginia, only Virginia Peanuts will do! They are larger than most and very popular in our house.
The Middle Peninsula of Virginia is part of the Chesapeake Bay area and that means Blue Crabs, freshly caught, steamed and ready to eat.
It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins and there was no shortage of them that morning.
One of our favorite stops is the mushroom booth. They sell a nice variety of wild mushrooms.
On this day, they had Hen of the Woods (above), Lion’s Mane, Oysters, and Shiitake.
Did you know the Williamsburg Farmers Market is a producers only market? Virginia grown and that makes it fresh and local!
These were being sold as pumpkins on branches for use in floral arrangements but the truth is, they are a variety of inedible eggplant.
It’s true, pie fixes everything, try some and see for yourself!
Lovely greens for a lovely day at the market. Most of the vendors come each week but some come monthly or every other week. For a complete list of vendors, visit the website.