Before we moved, one of our favorite Saturday morning activities was heading to the farmer’s market on Saturday morning. Fresh baked goodies, incredibly beautiful vegatables and fruits, artisanal cheeses, food tastings and music. I was sad to leave it behind. The smell of the food, the buzz of the crowd – it all convenes to create the incredible energy of a community coming together.
This week, I ventured out to the Chesterton European Market. It held all these things and then some! I was so excited to recommence one of my favorite traditions. I got to try some wonderful cheese, some awesome seedless raspberry spread (which made its way home with me) and the kids went crazy with some delicious cake truffles by Connie’s Cake Truffles – I can’t say I blame them.
The market features over 150 registered vendors, live music between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and sometimes even live artisan performances like glass blowing. In addition, they feature special events throughout the season – I’m marking the Zucchini 500 Race (August 28th) on my calendar!
This is an easy way to sneak in some great family time too. We pulled up a bit of grass and nibbled on our lunch, wandered the rows of vendors a bit more, then made our way back home (a little stuffed). It was an incredible way to connect with an old tradition in a new place. Thanks Chesterton for a grand time!
Don’t take my word for it, check out Stephanie’s take on the market!