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Do you go to any? Is it a regular thing or a special treat to go? What do you find are the best deals?
There's a market that's open every Saturday near our new house. My mom and I used to go every weekend when I was growing up and that's where we got all our fruit and veggies for the week. I haven't been to one in years but I want to take the girls tomorrow. If they're still there they used to have the best fry trucks there, so we're going to have lunch and then see what we can find that the girl will eat for the week.
We're not far from the St. Jacobs farmers market but I find that so incredibly busy so I just go to our downtown market...smaller, less busy, more food than stuff, and sometimes better prices (usually relatively comparable).
We go at least once a month and buy all our meat in bulk and we get our veggies and fruit for the week there when we go.
I can't buy much meat when we go, I don't have my big freezer at this house yet, so I'm only buying what we can eat right away. I don't even know what else is there anymore so I think most of our time will just be spent looking around.
There is a TINY farmers market in our area, but it is rarely worth going. There are literally 3 tables with the haul out of someone's garden, and they usually are selling the same things that I have. The only thing we usually get are some hutterite sausages, and that's about it.
Near Winnipeg (St. Norbert) there is a HUGE farmers market with all kinds of food and goods! I've only ever been there once and it was nice, but it wasn't that cheap...
We had a good time, I think I'll go on a regular basis now that it's close. I got 6 quarts of blueberries for $5, a watermelon for $2, a large bag of cucumbers for $2, a basket of tomatoes for $1.25, 2 bags of bagels, a bag of hot dog buns and a loaf of bread all fresh baked for $5 total, a tub of the garlic spread I like and the girls talked me into a big bag of kettle corn. If I knew what to do with eggplant everyone was selling eggplants really cheap and I was offered a 50lb bag of potatoes for $5, but what on earth would I do with 50lbs of potatoes??