Please do some comparison shopping for me
I won't get over to the Waverly farmers market at 32nd street this morning. I've got too many other things to do, including finding some shoes to wear to a wedding. Mmmm. I bet shopping at Towson Town Center the Saturday before Christmas is going to be fun.
Waverly is the only farmers market open year round, just in case you didn't realize. They have Christmas wreaths; breads and pastries from local bakeries; local hormone-free milk, cheese and eggs; organic greens and herbs grown in a greenhouse; some preserves and cider; crafts -- that kind of thing. I like to support them this time of year. (They sure don't need my support in the summer.) ...
Some of the farmers go to the Jessup wholesale market and sell produce they didn't grow, unless you want to believe that bananas and oranges can be grown in Maryland in December. I like to support them, too, because it helps keep them in business so I can have local produce like heirloom tomatoes and 10 different kinds of peppers in the summer.
I hope you'll go over there today if you've got the time. And, just to satisfy my own curiosity, if there is something you buy at the supermarket like bananas or oranges that you know the price of, tell us how the price at the farmers market compares by posting below.
The photo (I took it this summer) is just to remind you why we care that the market stays in business.