Princeton Farmer's MarketThursdays in Princeton, from Spring to Fall, are best spent outdoors at the Princeton Farmer's Market! What’s not to love about fresh produce, just cut flowers, crepes, canvas painting for the kids, radishes as big as apples? If you are looking for a quick outing somewhere in Princeton during the summer, this farmer’s market is the place to go!
I’ve been a fan of the Princeton's Farmer's Market the first time I visited Princeton to start my small business in 2015. There is nothing that compares to the selection of produce (and meats and cheeses, oh my) you can find in the next few months at this local market. Not only will you find a better deal at the farmer’s market when it comes to some of your favorite foods, but the quality in product is absolutely exceptional and tops any grocery store. Especially when it comes to my top choices:
1. Berries - It's hard to walk past a strawberry display without wanting to sample the fruit, which is yet another reason to head to Princeton's local Farmer's Market in the late spring, early summer. Let’s not forget about blueberries, raspberries, and if you’re lucky, blackberries, all of which you can buy by the box or crate. The kiddos will especially love to snack on these as you walk around the other booths.
2. Peaches – There’s nothing like a ripe, juicy peach, especially on a warm, sunny day. Peaches just don’t taste as good any other time of year than in midsummer, the height of their season. But let’s face it – the best part of the farmer’s market might be sampling all the different variations. Buy them by the pound at most markets and spend a fraction of the price you would find at Whole Foods.
3. Carrots – Believe it or not, carrots are NOT always orange. You won't find rainbow-colored carrots in most grocery stores, but you will at many farmer's markets. Many of these colorful carrots—especially the purple ones—are higher in beta carotene and other antioxidants. Look for these around mid or late summer! They are worth the wait!
5. Honey - If you've never had fresh honey, get in your car or on the nearest lime bike and drive to the closest farmers' market ASAP. Fresh, local honey is both healthy and delicious—and many beekeepers now combine their honey with dozens of different flavors, such as lemon thyme or lavender, giving your taste buds a delicious treat.
Of course, there’s plenty more to buy and see at the market, but don’t get overwhelmed! A few words of advice when it comes to touring your favorite farmers’ booths and stands – get there early, set a budget, and brings bags. There’s no way you’re leaving empty-handed.
Here is the link to Princeton's Farmer's Market - they are open every Thursday, from 10 am - 3 pm at 55 Witherspoon Street (in front of the Princeton library): https://www....com/PFMarket/ and their website https://www....ersmarket.com
Have fun and good eats!
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