This week I stumbled upon the Saratoga Farmer's Market as I was heading downtown to a local bakery. I happened to take a different route into town, and just as I was beginning to marvel at how lovely and quiet the tree-lined street was, the market appeared. I am a sucker for an open-air market, so I immediately abandoned my existing plans and parked. I am so glad I stopped! Though small, the Saratoga Farmer's Market is well appointed. The variety and quality of the produce was remarkable. I admired bowls of tiny striped eggplant, juicy heirloom tomatoes, bouquets of lush basil, colorful wax beans, adorable boxes of peas with their delicate tendrils still attached, five varieties of gorgeous kale and delicate red currants that made me squeal. In addition to the produce there were flowers and a selection of artisan cheese, grass-fed meats, farm-fresh eggs, milk, and a vendor selling coffee. I also spotted a hot bar serving the most drool-worthy selection of Greek goodies, including huge pieces of spanikopita. Yum!
At the time of my visit, our refrigerator was fully stocked, so I only browsed and obnoxiously took photos. 😁. But I will return next week with some cash and plans to eat lunch/ fill my bags with leafy greens.