by Ellen Wilson
While the food booths are tantalizing, with all sorts of goodies and
new dishes to sample, the crafts hold many more surprises. You can find
paper flowers, button earrings, baby clothes, headbands, tutus, and
cheap voice lessons. Other booths have homemade products, like lotion
made out of goat milk, soaps, and other natural skin care items. The
Farmers Market is a family affair; kids can get their faces painted, mom
can get tips and starter plants for her herb garden, and dad can try
all the samples.
A few tips:
The best times to visit the market are early in the morning and late
afternoon. The freshest produce can be found first thing in the morning,
and you can sometimes find the best deals when you're around during
It's perfectly okay to ask a vendor if you may sample their fruits and/or vegetables.
Bring your own reusable grocery bag.
Join in the conversation. Meet and greet and hear the stories of each different vendor.
The market is open every Saturday from 9 to 2 until October.
For more information, or if you're interested in setting up a booth of your own, visit the Provo's Farmers Market blog.