It’s not far-fetched to think that farmers markets close during the wintertime. There aren’t anymore tomatoes and peaches and spring lettuces—what could possibly be at the markets? More than root vegetables, that's for sure.
The truth is, more and more farmers markets are staying open through the winter (indeed, some do close, but check before you assume yours does!). In New York, the number of wintertime markets have skyrocketed 198% since 2007. Some may move inside and others may stay exactly where they were all summer, but they’re worth visiting for many reasons. Here’s what’s at the farmers market these days:
This first peek always makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. In the middle of a cold, wet, gray landscape, the market provides crazy pops.
Despite the downpours, you've got to make the trek to the market. Support your local farmer—both in moral support and financial support. Showing your dedicated loyalty year-round means the world to them. Embrace the weather and make it an adventure! The meal you make at home will taste infinitely better because you made the trek and braved the weather to the farmers' market, I promise.