As the weather begins to warm back up (not that it ever got particularly cold), more farmer's markets are starting open up. The Blacksburg Farmer's Market isn't very big, but it does have a lot of character, community support, and it's in a great location. I'd say there were about 10 merchants with tables, and there might be more vendors once we get farther into the growing season. Also, the market is open on Saturday and Wednesday afternoon, and Wednesday might be a more popular day. However, for a small market, there is a surprising amount of variety in the products offered. There are handmade craft items available as well as fresh produce, meat, cheese, baked goods, coffee, butters and jams, homemade ice cream, and more - even a station where two guys (not five) were grilling burgers and other types of sandwiches. The market is located in the heart of downtown and receives a lot of business from Virginia Tech students and Blacksburg locals. It's really cool to see the college students supporting the local economy and helping area farmers and it gives the market some unique character. Even if it's just for a stroll, spending some time at the Blacksburg Farmer's Market is a fun way to enjoy a Saturday morning.
We had a lot of fun hanging out in The 'Burg for the day. The weather was great and it felt good to get out and do something different. I also tried a new restaurant and hope to post a review about that later in the week. Now, we just have to be sure not to hang out in Blacksburg so much that we become, as Nicole says, "the creepy older people who hang out at college events but aren't actually in college."