Dodging rain showers was becoming the norm for us in Texas. Yet, that was not going to stop us from shopping the first farmers market of the season in Fredericksburg. The market was advertised as having cooking demonstrations, local produce, music, wine tasting and much more. Now, that sounds like our kind of market – off we go!
Arriving at the market site, we were somewhat disappointed since we were expecting large and varied buying options. We arrived shortly after the opening yet many items were already sold out including bread and pastries. Not to be deterred we forged ahead buying fresh strawberries, locally made cheese, eggs, and we did locate a loaf of locally baked bread.
The music was provided by the Austin Street Jazz Band and was enjoyable for listening while shopping. While there were no true cooking demonstrations, there were two food tasting stations with one offering soup and the other a strawberry dessert. There was also no true wine tasting although there was a winery selling wine by the glass.
The most unique item at the market was a mobile pizza oven. They were selling pizzas to go, prepared when ordered. Even though we did not purchase a pizza, it was fun to watch the preparation and baking process.
Although the market did not live up to our expectations, we enjoyed the afternoon shopping among the locals of Fredericksburg, TX and talking with the various vendors.