In Salem we kick it old school. Very old school. Busting out the “everything old is new again” mantra, Thursday saw Salem’s first Farmers Market of the 21st century. The resurgence of the outdoor market proved to be a common interest for much of the city, as it was a mob scene from beginning to end.
Featuring fresh produce from eight different farms, many residents gathered armfuls of leafy lettuce, radishes, potted herbs, flowers and the one stand that had something different to offer in the form of strawberries and tomatoes, had quite a line to wait in.
Anyone hoping for the great variety of fruits and veggies you might find in Boston’s Haymarket will be sadly disappointed. Due to the time of year, available foods were limited to mainly “green stuff”. However, not too many people seemed to mind. Most were just happy to be able to take advantage of shopping for fresh, farm grown produce in their own back yard.
We are looking forward to a larger and changing selection of available food stuffs from the local farms as the seasons progress. If you are interesting in scooping up some treats make sure you get to Derby Square early for the best selections and to beat the crowds.