You've been missing out if you've never visited the downtown Campbell farmers market. I recently visited and had a fantastic experience. They have a great choice of fresh, seasonal, local, and inexpensive vegetables. The sauerkraut and kimchee vendor, the hummus guy, and a baked goods stand with fantastic, hilarious signage are all favorites. I've had a great time swinging by this farmers market. The market is stunning in and of itself. If you come often enough, you'll develop a fondness for particular sellers, and it's nice to see them return week after week so you can "get the goods." This is true of any local market with which you build a connection, but you'll have a special affection for this one.
Booths and a Delicious Meal Menu
On the vendor side, there are a lot of fresh produce seller stalls, and it's very well arranged - hot food stands are on West Campbell, while most fruit and vegetable vendors are in the middle, and those selling flowers, jewelry, and other miscellaneous goods are on East Campbell people wise. Although there are signs stating that dogs are not permitted on the central isle, a few individuals are carrying them around. They are permitted to walk on the side walkways. If you grow tired of the market, there are several restaurants, dessert shops, and coffee shops on the sides where you may sit and relax.
There's lots of parking around the perimeter of this crowded farmers market. Even though parking can be difficult to come by, the farmers market is also a fantastic opportunity to visit the little businesses along Campbell Ave if you want to do some serious shopping. Obviously, the earlier you arrive, the better, because businesses will ultimately become packed once the market has passed, but by then, it will be lunchtime, and you will have beaten the crowds to any number of eateries, so you'll be fine. Also, lineups at businesses like Starbucks and anything with a restroom or that offers coffee and breakfast goods will be out of control, so bring a snack or stop by one of the great booths along the street for one.
I ended up purchasing more than I had anticipated. Flowers, pastries, honey, juice, vegetables, and a few more goods are among the items available. Grab the habanero if you want things fiery, but the jalapeo is the way to go if you want more taste and a smaller kick. & the lemon pita chips are fantastic! Prices are equivalent to, if not more costly than, your neighborhood Safeway, but the sense of community and support for local farmers, in my opinion, is worth the extra cash for fresh produce.
I'm Looking Forward to My Next Visit!
I'm excited for my next trip to the Campbell farmer's market. I've already planned a trip back with my family. The day can already be heard, seen, and smelled. It will be jam-packed with delicious meals, veggies, and shopping opportunities. Of course, the most difficult aspect would be ensuring a perfect match with the cuisine on the fresh and seasonal menu.
I simply couldn't stop myself from sharing this wonderful experience and spreading the news about this lovely Farmer Market. This is really inviting and refreshing.