I decided to go to the Frisco Farmers’ Market today. As the words farmers’ market suggests, I expected to find lots of local produce vendors and maybe a few other food-type vendors. Since the name starts with Frisco, maybe my expectations should have been a little different.
From Wikipedia: A farmers’ market (also or farmers market) consists of individual vendors—mostly farmers—who set up booths, tables or stands, outdoors or indoors, to sell produce, meat products, fruits and sometimes prepared foods and beverages. Farmers markets add value to communities.
From the Frisco Farmers’ Market website: Local growers offer juicy melons, peaches, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh corn on the cob and lots more. Also offered are baked breads, meat from local ranchers, honey, arts and crafts, and various other products. Something for everyone.
I was surprised that out of 30 vendors, only 9 of them sold produce or locally grown items.
I enjoyed my trip to the outdoor market, which may be better description of it. In my opinion, if it’s a farmers’ market, it should be farmers selling their fruits and vegetables. Now, as it is described on the website, it’s all that including arts, crafts and various other products. If that’s the case, call it what it is. An outdoor market or farmers’ market and more. Continue reading