Some of them are truly awesome.
Like the market in Manheim Pa. We have been there once before, in the winter. Today, with great temperatures and lots of sunshine, we headed back north to look for a few things, and to enjoy the early spring weather.
I wish we had a market with 89 years of history. What started as a poultry market has evolved into a huge 200+ vendor flea market, auction, produce market and all around interesting slice of Americana.
You can still attend the poultry auction as well as a produce, flower, and shrub auction every Tuesday, year round. About 100 minutes away from Columbia. A good destination. Particularly for things like this.
That’s my pit beef sandwich from Hess BBQ.
When we were here a few months back, the outdoor vendors were closed. Today, vendors and flea market stalls were hopping.
I did end up buying a few Time Life Foods of the World books, on Middle Eastern and Latin American cooking, for a buck each, out on the flea market sites.
I almost splurged on the asparagus.
Yes, I know many of the vendors bring things up from the South, or even use wholesalers, but still, fresh produce is so great to see.
And, yes, I found some oatmeal raisin cookies, chewy, fresh baked.
Want to take a day trip and have market envy? Head up I-83 and east on US 30, then northeast to Manheim.
And wish we had something this much fun around here.