Of course, not all farmer's markets are created equal. New York City's Union Square GreenMarket is amazing and extremely popular. It's large, located in an open space. You may even encounter some nice packaging but not overpackaging.
A gem that a friend recommended to me is the Stockton Farm Market in NJ. I've been there a few times and have always found unique and fresh produce. There is an excellent, albeit expensive, fish market. There is a very reasonably priced vendor, Mighty Quinn's, who sells oh-so-delicious barbecued meats and chicken wings with cilantro lime hot sauce. Then there is the lovely woman who sells sunflowers. Below are some of pictures I took at the Stockton Farm Market:
|An artist who recreated a postcard from an old Bulgarian stamp|