We have such a short summer in the upper Midwest, and shopping farmers markets is one of my favorite ways to enjoy them. There’s something really fabulous about picking up something incredibly fresh for supper and shopping in the open air. The West Fargo Park District’s Farmers Market is one of my favorites.
It’s not the biggest market by any means — last week there were about ten vendors there — but they had everything I needed. (Herbs, baby potatoes, onions, fat garden tomatoes, a variety of peppers and sugar snap peas were on my list.) They also have vendors selling jams and jellies, jewelry and some other items as well.
And honestly, I’d rather have a few vendors selling a variety of items than 30 booths that are all selling tomatoes and basil, you know?
These green peppers were crazy fresh and smelled amazing! I honestly didn’t even remember that green peppers had a smell! Yep, there’s definitely a difference between farmers market produce and supermarket produce.
If you’re planning on picking up something at the market this weekend, check out my guide to what’s in season right now.
The West Fargo Park District Farmers Market
South Elmwood Park Parking Lot
500 13th Avenue South
West Fargo, ND
Bus: Route 16
Mondays and Thursdays until October 3
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.