A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Dome District Farmers Market, praising them for selling more produce than their Broadway cousin. That was beforel I had really given the Broadway market a chance this season. They've really stepped it up in terms of produce and overall size.
This market is getting pretty huge, and pretty great! I showed up after one yesterday with the kids and I was worried that we wouldn't be able to find any vegetables. In prior years, my experience had been that they shut down pretty early and there are only a few produce stalls with limited selection. This time around, although scheduled to close up at two, we had no problem finding a variety of stalls to choose from, with a terrific range of produce.
We purchased a big bag of produce (I'm really loving the chinese spinach, or red amaranth) a strawberry lemonade ($3.50 from the Southern Kitchen booth, but worth every penny) and an ice cream cone, then got our free Children's Museum fix.
The market now extends all the way to the Pantages entrance, on 9th and Broadway, and has a great mix of farmers, food vendors, and artisans. Although the Children's Museum will stop offering their free market Thursday at the end of August, (next Thursday is the last time this year!) the Broadway Farmers Market remains open until mid October.
Broadway Farmers Market
Broadway, between S 9th and 11th
May 17th to October 18th, 2007