Opened on Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00AM-3PM and Saturdays from 8AM-3PM, the 2nd Street Public Market is a wonderful place to see and taste items from local farmers, cooks, bakers, and artisans showcasing their wares to sample and sell.
I try to come here a few times a month.
In fact the whole entire mural does.
Due to the fluctuating weather, most of the paint is starting to peel and fade away. I'll have to ask if we could do something about it before everyone's hard earned work disappears forever.....
Her official grand opening is next week, so I'm planning to come back and see more products which may include some raw, unrefined shea butter. Yes!
She had whipped on hand, but there are certain ingredients I have been avoiding...
Here's her site: http://www.livingsimplysoap.com/store/Default.asp
Thankfully enough, she lists all the ingredients and I can have a better look at what to buy next week! :)
Of course that's what I get for coming thirty minutes before close. Hahaha. (rule #1 of the Farmer's Market come at a decent hour, lol)
Usually filled with vegan, gluten-free salads and sandwiches, I did manage to take the last of the Southwest Black Eyed Pea salad, a blend of locally produced marinated mushrooms, potatoes, garlic, green, pablano, and red peppers, black eyed peas, red wine vinegar, and olive oil.
Their site is here: http://thechefcase.com/
Reminds me that I haven't had traditional winter pancakes in a great long while now.
*will explore vegan pancake recipes this week! yay!*
|Potato varieties and squash! Mmmmhmmm!|
|Crafty galore haven. Ugh. Wish I could afford everything! :(|
And look at those tote bags?
Overall, such a grand ole time at the market as usual!
The smells, the sights, and familiar faces...
Will definitely come early next time, especially for the yummy vegan treats.