For all my readers who are not local to Rochester, NY, I have to brag about the amazing Public Farmer’s Market we have here. It’s huge, for one thing, and you can purchase anything from flowers to fresh Amish-baked pies to fresh cheese to any type of produce you can think of. It’s chaotic, crowded, and unruly, and universally popular among locals. It’s also the place to get deals, and if you go at the end of the day (it closes at 3pm), you are welcome — nay, expected — to haggle.
Of course, I was there at peak time, around 11am, and the scene was more look, choose, pay, and keep moving. Every time I go to the Public Market I resolve to do all of my produce shopping there because it’s simply much cheaper (and often more local) than the grocery store. Of course, life usually defeats my good intentions.
I only purchased a few items this week, because I still have tons of veggies from my fall CSA box.
I spent a total of $14 on what you see here:
- 3 pomegranates for $2
- a bag of apples for $2 (I picked red delicious because they were the cheapest and they were being used for bobbing for apples with 3 year olds)
- Local Maple Syrup, $5 (I just can’t do that HFCS stuff anymore)
- 1 pound of grass-fed, organic ground beef from Heiden farms, $5