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To market, to market

May 15th, 2010 - By Stephanie Precourt

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‘Tis the season for farmer’s markets everywhere, and the best (in my opinion) is the European Market, located right in downtown Chesterton.

My regular stops: the cheese tent (get here early and the long line is worth it!) Might I suggest the raspberry beer cheese. Amazing! Also, Sahara, a Mediterranean restaurant in Michigan City often has a tent selling hummus and pita. And fresh flowers- there’s always someone selling them for an awesome price. Today I got a bouquet of peonies for $7! Later on in the season I buy almost all my fresh vegetable produce here.

Beware of dogs: MANY people bring their dogs- which is cool!- and lots of them get all festive for the occasion and put clothes on them and stuff. It’s fun. But keep in mind not all of them are on a leash, and if you have grabby grabbers for kids, you know, keep close watch.

Some highlights: This week I was excited to see several new vendors including Bits and Pieces Tees and Shambora Studios. Bonus- I found out the coffee truck gives free refills on iced tea! AND my friends were the band providing musical inspiration and entertainment. So fun.

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Personally, my favorite way to enjoy the market is to bring along my re-usable bags and a good friend. But, often I have to go with the whole family. Take time to grab some lunch, have a seat at a picnic table and let the kids run around the big gazebo.

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Maybe I’ll see you next week!

Stephanie is Mom to three boys & a baby girl in Valparaiso, IN and blogs daily at Adventures In Babywearing . Follow her on Twitter- she’s babysteph .

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