Naples Farmers Market

Visiting farmers markets in various towns through which we are traveling is a true joy. They are each unique with, of course, many similarities. By now you are likely aware that organic produce is my priority for the meals that I scratch cook, both at home and in this vanlife. Thus far in our fourth month of travel, I have been able to find small farmers at the markets that grow to organic standards–much to my delight and for which I am grateful.

The Saturday farmers market in Naples, FL offered familiar seasonal produce that allowed me to replenish supplies. As well a plethora of baked items, both savory and sweet, were available, in addition to many fabulous looking ethnic food options. I savored an Acai bowl while John had a bagel breakfast sandwich, and we bought a fruit tart to share later in the day. Check out this cauldron of Paella!

Paella nearly always has sausage in it, so I haven’t had it, but I was impressed with the gorgeousness of this giant stewing batch!

One deviation from what I typically see at farmers market is that the Naples venue had no SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) booth. I can only surmise that the surrounding community is so wealthy that SNAP recipients are not typically in attendance? As well, there were very few artisans selling clothing or art at this particular venue but there were three different musical groups providing entertainment!

Ukelele musicians!
Lettuce and celery
Colorful carrots and cabbage
Chard and leeks

The organic produce was marvelous, locally grown, and fresh. I am surely blessed by abundance.

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