Today it's 85 degrees out and the farmers market opening was packed when I got there at 9:30 am. The Ithaca Farmers Market spoiled me with their 30 mile limit, awesome prepared foods, wine tasting and entertainment. When I first got to Richmond, the growing season was ending and I only went down to the 17th Street Market which didn't really impress me.
Today I went to get the second pickup of my CSA. I'm headed to DC Wednesday and then Ithaca for the weekend, so I tried not to get carried away (which I did the first week.) The South of the James Market is incredible. Definitely has some similarities to the Ithaca Market, on a hot day like today I just wish it was also covered (and sold wine!) But there was bluegrass, Nate's Taco Truck along with many other food vendors, local crafts and more.