A couple weekends ago we finally made it out of the house in time to catch the Farmers Market. Actually, we made it to TWO markets that morning–the Falls Park Farmers Market and the Sioux Empire Farmers Market. Since we garden and are members of the South Dakota Local Food Co-op, we didn’t have a lot that we needed, but it was mighty satisfying just to enjoy the atmosphere of the market…the hustle and bustle of the customers, the beautiful produce on display, the smell of burgers and brats on the grill, and the wonderful conversation with the vendors, many of whom we know quite well and consider friends.
I recommend checking out both markets to get the full variety of local foods and crafts that are available. The Falls Park Market is located north of Falls Park under the newly constructed open-air market shelter. The Sioux Empire Market is located at 8th and Railroad Center.