Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday Morning in Burlington: The Farmer's Market

Yesterday, I hopped on the CCTA bus from campus to downtown Burlington (free for students with your KnightCard) and spent my Saturday morning exploring the Burlington Farmers' Market.  This was the 3rd time I've been to the market this year, and I try to go as often as I can because there is so much to enjoy. The Farmer's Market happens every Saturday morning from 8:30am- 2pm in City Hall Park, right behind Church Street during the summer and fall months until the weather stops cooperating.  Then, it moves inside for the winter, so there are still a few chances to pick up your local favorites. 

There are over 50 tents set up by different vendors selling food, plants, produce, flowers, crafts, artwork, and much more.  As a junior at St. Mike's living in a suite, I'm still on the full meal plan which means I still eat most of my meals in Alliot.  I'm not quite at the point of grocery shopping for my meals yet, so I try not to let myself buy too many groceries, but it's hard with so much great food all in one place!  Everything from the Farmer's Market is made or grown locally, something Vermonters and students at St. Mike's are really passionate about.

While browsing the market yesterday, I tried so many different types of food and saw so many cool things.

Vendors lining the street, which is closed off for the occasion
Every since studying abroad in France this summer and getting one everyday,  I'd been craving a pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant), and I was so happy to find one at the Farmer's Market.
You can always find musicians playing for the crowds while shopping around.

My favorite thing to pick up while they're still in season: Sunflowers!