UPDATE: I’ve posted a new video and article about the Sacramento Farmers Market. You can view it here.
Sunday mornings in downtown Sacramento underneath the Capital City Freeway, you can find a parking lot bustling with vendors and people. The Sacramento Farmers Market is a great place to get fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, olive oil, fish, pasteries, you name it… for dirt cheap. You can also find me and my girlfriend.
I’d encourage communities to start a farmers market (the Sacramento area has at least 12). They usually provide fresh, high-quality food at low prices. They also support local farmers and other businesses. Plus, they can provide a coveted third place (first being home, second being work) where people can congregate, socialize, and get to know their surrounding neighborhood.
I’m not a big fan of getting up early on weekend mornings, but I must say that it is entertaining to go there and people watch.