One of the great things about farmers markets is the opportunity to buy local and buy fresh. Local farmers markets like Richmond’s own South of the James allow you to purchase the best and freshest vegetables, meats and homemade treats. Odds are that the person to whom you hand your money is the same person who sowed, harvested and packaged their goods just for you.
When you come out to the South of the James market, make sure you check out some of Grammy O’s favorites:
Steve and Chris Ault provide their meat and eggs from pasture raised animals. Ault’s Family Farm’s eggs, with their wonderful flavor and rich texture, are now a staple in the Grammy O’s household.
Not only does Eli’s Greens provide a fresh selection of vegetables and herbs, including broccoli, cabbage and greens, they love flowers, too. Begonias, impatiens, torenia, petunias, pansies, violas, snaps, and dianthus. If you get the chance, make sure you check out their basil.
I would like to think that I know a thing or two about good homemade bread. That is why I can recommend Tater Dave’s delicious breads, cakes and other treats. Make sure you check out his Cake Pops.
This summer, if you want to buy local and buy fresh, and get the chance to spend time with some great farmers and bakers, don’t miss the South of the James Farmers Market.
The South of the James Farmer’s Market opens this Saturday, May 7th. The market is open from 8 AM and 12 Noon every Saturday from May to December. SOJ is located at Forest Hill Park (Forest Hill Ave & 42nd Street, Richmond, VA 23225).