I have to admit, I have not gone to the Farmers Market that much…maybe a time or two. I know, that makes me a bad Des Moinesian, yet I write a Blog about Des Moines. I realize the dichotomy is pretty crazy, but no worries, I plan to correct that this year.
You see, in the past, Saturday’s were my big training days…back during my Triathlon years. But, not this year! This year I am not training, so I am going to get to enjoy all that the Farmers Market has to offer…and I am pretty excited.
I am even more excited to hear many of the vendors are adding to their previous items. Such as the Cleverley Farms gang, they are working with George Formaro (Centro, Django, Gateway Market) to provide a breakfast sandwich using South Union Bread, local fresh eggs, and Niman Ranch chorizo. I have no idea what chorizo is, but the sandwich sounds fantastic.
I understand other vendors sell hot breakfast items as well, and coffee…which is much needed on a Saturday morning. It will be interesting to see how Pop’s Place does, Pop’s is a new vendor in 2010 who will be serving southern food like grits, catfish, and fried okra. I don’t know how the recently awoken Central Iowan is going to feel about catfish first thing in the morning, but who knows that may be one of the biggest hits in the market.
What is your favorite past-time at the Market? What is something I need to try when I head to my first Market in 2010?