Fresh fruits, food and music at a Sunday Market

I’ve been wanting to visit a local Farmer’s Market for a while now and finally got down to doing it last Sunday. We chose to go see Campbell Farmer’s...

I’ve been wanting to visit a local Farmer’s Market for a while now and finally got down to doing it last Sunday. We chose to go see Campbell Farmer’s Market in Campbell, California and returned with some fresh groceries (and some pictures taken with a point-and-shoot).

If you are not familiar with the concept, a Farmer’s Market is a once-a-week event that happens in cities across the US. The idea is for farmers to take their produce straight to consumers ie. sans the middlemen. They usually take place at one of the downtown streets or at a park.

Apart from the direct marketing of fruits and vegetables, you will also find stands selling spices, fast food, pickles and Jams, flowers, baked desserts and even fish and Jewellery. At the Campbell Farmer’s Market we even found a photographer selling his photographic works. Oh, and there was a lot of music too as there were several performers stationed in between the stalls. Some of them were singing for money and others were performing as well as selling their records.

Walking through a farmer’s market is quite a delight. Here are some sights from Campbell’s Farmer’s Market:

–> Campbell Farmer’s market takes place on SUNDAYs
–> The stalls come up between Campbell Avenue and 2nd Street.
–> You’ll find parking @ N.2nd Street and Civic Center Drive at a multi-level public parking facility. Parking here is FREE. 
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20 Comments on this post.
  • rupam sarma
    15 August 2013 at 2:16 am

    Nice post.

    • dNambiar
      17 August 2013 at 12:16 am

      Thank you Rupam. It's a very colourful place — totally your kind of place — a great place for photographs. πŸ™‚

  • Rajyalakshmi Vathyam
    15 August 2013 at 3:12 am

    love those tomatoes… so fresh! I love going to farmers market but honestly, I don't always find fresh veggies there. Still, just love to go there.
    How have you been Divya? Been a really long while since I saw a post from you!

    • dNambiar
      17 August 2013 at 12:27 am

      Hey Raji,
      Yeah, It was fun visiting. I hear every farmer's market has a character of it's own; should check out some more markets. πŸ™‚
      I've not been in much of a mood to write, although I'd been exploring places as usual.

    • dNambiar
      17 August 2013 at 12:28 am

      I've got news. Shall write to you on Google+.

  • R Niranjan Das
    15 August 2013 at 6:01 am
    • dNambiar
      17 August 2013 at 12:35 am

      Actually there are some places that have these weekly markets where people from the countryside bring their produce to small towns. I remember seeing one along NH 212 several times. I believe near Srirangapatna. You should check that out.

      Yup, I'm back :). See you on your blog soon.

  • Prasad Np
    15 August 2013 at 6:05 am

    These farmers markets are a delight to visit and irrespective of country the charm remains the same with awesome produce and color all around you.

    • dNambiar
      19 August 2013 at 11:29 pm

      Oh yeah, they do have a charm of their own. And the colours sure do lift up our spirits. πŸ™‚

  • Kusum Sanu
    18 August 2013 at 3:53 am

    Farmer's market! One of my favorites! I used to buy lots and lots of fruits here!

    • dNambiar
      19 August 2013 at 11:30 pm

      It's a fun place, really. I've got to check out some more. πŸ™‚

  • Ramakant Pradhan
    19 August 2013 at 3:13 pm

    When I was in Charlotte, the local Farmer's Market was quite near to my place. But lazy me could never get up early to go there.

    • dNambiar
      19 August 2013 at 11:34 pm

      :)You'd have gotten some great photographs if not anything else, Ramakant. πŸ™‚

      It took me forever to go visit one. πŸ™‚

      I hear some people shop at farmers markets week after week. But we need to be making trips to the Indian grocery stores; can't help that. πŸ™‚ But that's not going to stop me from looking at a few more of these markets. πŸ™‚

  • Swati Singh
    20 August 2013 at 6:54 am

    All these vegetable talk reminded me of Nana Patekar from the movie welcome
    "Aallo lelo" πŸ˜›
    Nice post by the way πŸ™‚
    Regards
    My blog Heritage Sites of India

    • dNambiar
      21 August 2013 at 11:49 pm

      πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the visit, Swati. πŸ™‚

  • jaish_vats
    23 August 2013 at 6:57 am

    I always enjoy going to the local markets in India. The sights and sounds always fascinated me. A farmer's market does seem to be an interesting place and boy! they sell jewellery too? I must visit one πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      24 August 2013 at 12:43 am

      It was fun to shop at a farmer's market once in a way. I didn't expect to see jewellery there. It looked like some of them were handmade ones.
      Seeing gourmet food for dogs, made me smile. :)Cute, right?

  • Rahul Bhatia
    30 August 2013 at 8:10 am

    I love such markets that sell the farm produce! A feast for the eyes, Divya:)

    • dNambiar
      5 September 2013 at 11:52 pm

      It was quite a feast for my eyes too.
      Thank you Mr. Bhatia. πŸ™‚

  • Govind Mitharan
    20 January 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I love these market to get farmer product. Keep update Cookscape

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