I Heart Markets

I Heart Markets

I’m so ready for Spring. One of my favorite things to do is go the market. Flea markets and farmers markets are great ways to pick up some good deals, fresh local foods and meet interesting people and neighbors. One of my favorite weekend spots is in Lambertville at the Golden Nugget. My 3 1/2 year old son, Nikolai, usually gets $1 to haggle his way in purchase a new/old matchbox car. You would be surprised at how many adult men will not part with their rotting old toys for a $1. Gone are the tears, this has toughened my little man up.
There was no way I was going to buy this picture but I had to snap a photo b/c it made me laugh. The look on Nikolai’s face pretty much sums it up.

Farmers markets are open in the winter and we are lucky to have quite a few in our area that give us a taste of spring. I’l start with my favorite since it is in my town:
Hopewell Farmers Market
Open Wednesdays 2-7, year round Hopewell Train Station
609-466-8330
I love our old Train Station. Here you can find honey, maple syrup (made in Hopewell by Sweet Sourland Farm), local baked goods and specialty foods like cheeses, olives and spreads. Also meats from Griggstown Farm

Lawrenceville Main Street Farmers Market
Sunday 9-1, June 1 – Oct 26 16 Gordon Ave (off Rte 206)
609 206-0344

Princeton Farmers Market
Market opens Weekly starting May 19th, 2011
Throughout the Winter, this market will be held inside the community room in the Princeton Public Library once a month on the 2nd Thursday of the month. 3/10, 4/14 from 11-5

Even though there is still snow on the ground and it’s muddy out, get your boots on, grab your eco-friendly bag and head out to the market. It will make it seem a little like spring or not, but at least you got out and supported your locals.

Upcoming Event:
Talk with Your Farmer, Princeton Farmers Market
@ the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, 609-655-8095
7:30 p.m., Speakers include Aubrey Yarbrough of Stonehedge Farm and Kelly Harding of Cherry Grove Farm. Judith Robinson, manager of the market, moderates the discussion.

Where to buy Eco Friendly Bags in Princeton:
Green Design
Terracycle

I don’t think Green Design carries this one, but how adorable? It folds into a bear. Awe shucks.

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