Head out to a local farmers market and you'll find all sorts of tasty fruits and vegetables, many of which you can't find at nearby grocery stores.
The Best Foods To Buy At Farmers Markets
Farmers' markets specialize in fresh and delicious produce. The primary advantage of shopping at these markets is that they provide access to fruits and vegetables that were recently harvested at nearby farms. In some instances, farmers bring items from the farm to the market on the day they are sold. It doesn't get any fresher or healthier than that.
In terms of specific foods you will find at farmers markets, be on the lookout for bell peppers, onions, zucchini, green beans, okra, bread and jellies. Each farmer brings something unique and tasty to the table. You will likely find fruits and vegetables of different sizes, shapes and prices compared to those sold at traditional grocery stores.
So be adventurous! Give some new items a chance. Whether it is an organic version of your favorite fruit or an item you have never tried before, you just might find that it pleases your palate.
Farmers Markets In The Amarillo Area
Amarillo and Canyon have several regular farmers markets for you to give a try. Head on out to the Golden Spread Farmers Market at 15th and Pecos in the Sunset Center Parking Lot to find a variety of produce. The produce is picked within one or two days of reaching the tables for sale. The market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. until items are sold out.
Located at 130 S. Grand St., Harold's Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day of the week but for Sunday. It's smaller than Golden Spread but is usually less crowded.
The Amarillo Community Market at 1000 S. Polk St. features over 150 local vendors. They feature an assortment of vegetables, herbs, jams, jellies, baked goods, cut flowers and even some arts and crafts. The market is open from June 10th through October 14th. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Canyon Farmers Market is a mere 20-minute drive from the heart of Amarillo. This market is the largest in town, featuring over 40 vendors. Additionally, Amarillo's Zinnia bakery sales some of their gluten-free goods at the market. Located at the south side of the square in Canyon, the market is open every Saturday between 8 a.m. and Noon. It runs until October 8.
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