The market itself is a serious energy drain. We were there barely an hour and both of us are pretty dead to the world now. ^^; But there was lots of fruit and produce, some meats, crafts and food vendors. We decided to try out Simple Simon Pies for dinner and bought a dozen pies. Yummy, and they kept asking us if we wanted a sample as we tried to decide what to get. They would probably have been quite willing to let us sample every type of pie we were thinking of buying and then some (as long as they're savoury pies). ^^; (We tried their swiss chicken and mushroom and it was really tasty!)
Otherwise... I think I really like blackberries! O_O; I've never really been fond of them before because they were always fairly harsh, had those little seeds, and just never appealed. But for some reason, I decided to pick up a pack while at the market and... YUMMY! Okay there's the occasional tart one, but they're really quite good. I was very surprised, and I sort of wish I bought more than just the one pack.
Today was pretty much all fruit with a little bit of veggies on the buying side as well as pies for dinner. Had we thought things through, we might have remembered to bring a cooler to bring home meats and other cold items. As it is, I've discovered that they sell heavy cream there as well as whole milk. I've often looked at recipes calling for whole milk a little strangely because I've never known where to get it. I'll have to remember them for the next time I make cream puffs though - fresh heavy cream! ^o^
One place was selling hand dyed yarn and hand-knit socks. There were some alpaca socks which were *really* soft, but we didn't look at the size. The ones that interested me were 80% alpaca and the rest nylon I believe although there were other alpaca socks with mohair and other wools as well. The 80% alpaca ones were so soft though. Shall have to take a better look at them next time, preferably before buying blueberries and blackberries and worrying about their getting squished. (The blueberries did get a bit squished while we were there).
More than anything, the Farmers' market reminded me of a very busy and bustling Granville market from Vancouver only with much better access. The question now is, do we go to Heritage Park next weekend for the Fall Fair (craft show) and my gingerbread people (yes, I'm willing to pay $14 to get into the park just so I can have my gingerbread people (and another butter tart, and the sausage rolls...). Don't ask silly questions. :P ), or do we go back to the Farmers' Market armed with coolers for some meats and more blackberries? Decisions, decisions. I'm still trying to recover enough energy to do more work on ep 17. >_<;