My favorite Saturday morning activity is going to the Third Street South Farmer’s Market. This is a small farmer’s market, only about a block long. It is in Old Naples, about four blocks from the beach and is in one of the up-scale shopping areas. It caters to tourists and natives alike – and there is something for everyone.
Us snowbirds and the tourists are just beginning to arrive so it is a delightful time to walk around. The temperature is low, the sun is warm and there isn’t a lot of people.
A local caterer was giving out samples of a zucchini sandwiches. I got so engrossed in taking pictures of her fresh vegi foods that I forgot to try it. I’m glad I’ll have a next time.
Many of the small local deli owners set up tables and sell their specialties – and there are lots of good foods prepared to eat as people walk around. This morning we had the third best scone I have had, the best being a scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam in Bath, England and a whole wheat scone in Oxford, England. And here at the farmer’s market so many, many delights for the senses and lens.
pottery with fishes & turtles, shells that are candles
smoked fish and cheeses and farmers with vegis
cleaver little dishes with knobs for grating
ethnic foods, kettle corn (oh so good)
basket weavers selling baskets
soups, tarts, doggie treats
herbs fresh and dried