Happening Now! Right now the locals are talking about the Lafayette Farmers Markets, where locals and travelers have purchased fresh produce, locally crafted goods, local flowers and more for over 150 years.
Words cannot express the elation I feel that it is May and officially farmers market season. My heart beat races in joy at the thought of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, apples, herbs, kettle corn (popped on site), homemade cookies and pies, etc. I have an internal check list of everything I will buy throughout the whole year. I did make a quick trip to the Easter Farmer's Market in April, and walked away with oriental flowers (for my mother and mother in-law for Easter), lettuce, green onions, and monster cookies. The salad I created with the fresh lettuce and onions was superb and my husband had the cookies eaten in 5 seconds flat!
I love cooking with fresh, local ingredients. First, it feels good to support local farmers and producers. Who doesn't like feeling happy about supporting their local community? Second, the produce is fresh and has a true taste. True taste? What does this mean, you may ask? To me, a true taste is what vegetables and fruit should taste like. There are no preservatives added to them to make them last longer, which alters the taste. Have you ever had a locally grown Indiana strawberry? They are juicy and sweet and literally, addicting!
The best part about Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, it has three locations to buy local goods. The Historic Lafayette Farmers Market (Saturdays), Sagamore West Farmer Market (Wednesdays), and Purdue Campus Farmers Market (Thursdays) offer visitors an opportunity to buy the finest produce around. I live 5 minutes from each! I am one lucky lady!
Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy. For more information about these farmers market, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.