Being a dedicated farmers market shopper extraordinaire, I am ready by 7:30 a.m. on any given Saturday morning. So there I stood with basket in one hand and car keys in the other, and it was only 8:00 a.m. I was antsy, nervous, and ready to shop; if I leave after 8 a.m. on Saturday, I think all the best products will be gone by the time I arrive. It was pure torture to wait until 9:45 a.m. to pull out and head to town.
The small town of Elgin, TX has had a farmers market for 20 years. In 2011 the market moved to Veterans Park on Depot Street. It is a large open space with a gazebo for entertainment and special events. The morning I shopped there was a table set up for children’s activities along with live music in the gazebo. On my first shopping spree there were seven farmers and a few crafters selling their wares. Even though the market was small the selection was good ranging from breads to pickled items to greens and other veggies.
My purchases included pickled garlic from Bernhardt’s Fruit/Veggie Farm, Pecan Bread from Yegua Creek Farms, greens from Food for Thought and veggies from various other farmers. Even though the market was small, I left with a basket full of veggies and bread and was set for the week. I look forward to return and see how the market changes with the seasons.