Eating Well has published its list of the best farmers' markets in the country. While I wish they shared details about them, it's a starting point for singling out great stops when you're traveling or simply doing your weekly shopping.
Personally, I can vouch for two: the Lawrence Farmers' Market in Lawrence, Kan., and Trader's Point Creamery in the Indianapolis suburb of Zionsville.
The Lawrence Market I frequented as a broke college student at the University of Kansas in the early 90s, back in the day when people asked quizzically, "What's a farmer's market?" I remember roaming the stands of produce, soaps and quirky homemade goods that were so prevalent in the then-bohemian college town.
The market is the oldest in the state, dating back to 1976, and has exploded to more than 80 members. I'm just a decade too late!
Trader's Point, affectionately known in our home as the "horse farmer's market," is an all-organic market held at the dairy form just northwest of I-465 and 86th Street in Indianapolis. I love that it's year-round and provides a great variety of goods, from sausages to salsas, from bouquets to breads, from coffees to cleaning products. It's a great treat for us to attend, though it usually requires a trip to the dairy bar for a chocolate or mango milkshake.
What do you think? Do you agree with the list? Are there others that warrant a mention?