Williamsburg Farmers Market; a fall walk of the market

IMG_4614Walking 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.

 

IMG_4623There is also no shortage of humor at the market.  Look closely, it made me chuckle.

 

IMG_4626So 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.

 

IMG_4631When in Virginia, only Virginia Peanuts will do!  They are larger than most and very popular in our house.

 

IMG_4634The Middle Peninsula of Virginia is part of the Chesapeake Bay area and that means Blue Crabs, freshly caught, steamed and ready to eat.

IMG_4636It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins and there was no shortage of them that morning.

IMG_4645One of our favorite stops is the mushroom booth.  They sell a nice variety of wild mushrooms.

IMG_4649On this day, they had Hen of the Woods (above), Lion’s Mane, Oysters, and Shiitake.

IMG_4865Did you know the Williamsburg Farmers Market is a producers only market?  Virginia grown and that makes it fresh and local!

IMG_4667These were being sold as pumpkins on branches for use in floral arrangements but the truth is, they are a variety of inedible eggplant.

IMG_4669It’s true, pie fixes everything, try some and see for yourself!

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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.

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