Victoria Farmers' Market

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Sarah S
Minneapolis, MN10 contributions
About 20 vendors - go for the Sunshine Boy granola and pumpkin bread
Mar 2015 • Solo
The 3 items I bought (Sunshine Boy granola, pumpkin bread and 1 doz eggs each get 5 stars.

I gave 3 stars overall to this market only b/c the vendors selling local fruit, veg and honey did not produce the items themselves. They bought them from someone else. The reason I go to any farmers' market is to purchase fresh locally grown fruit, veg, herbs, honey and eggs directly from the producer.

It was still worth the trip for the 3 things I bought.

Sunshine Boy granola is the best I've ever had including my own home made granola. I have tried several granola recipes over the years and believed mine was a very good recipe but Sunshine's is superior. It rates a 10 on my 1-10 scale of homemade granola. It is a variety of nuts and whole grains, dried fruit and just the right amount of sweetness but not too sweet. I believe the owner told me she uses treacle as the main sweetener. $12 for a 1 pound bag.

Pumpkin bread was very good. It was definitely not made from a mix. It had a nice blend of spices and was perfectly sweet. Commercial products are very often much more sweet than is necessary. This vendor said she steamed fresh whole pumpkin then pureed it. Very few people are in the company of Martha Stewart who actually steam their own pumpkin for making baked goods. What a treat. $7 for a loaf that looked like it was about 5X8 which I estimate weighed about 1 pound.

Fresh medium sized eggs looked beautiful. We haven't tried any yet. Can't wait for Sunday brunch. There are a variety of brown, white and tan egg colors from a few different variety of hens (whose names I can't recall) and even two gorgeous pale blue eggs that would be elegant Easter eggs (or elegant as a Benjamin Moore paint color) without adding any dye. $4 for a dozen.

Two vendors sold honey that they did not produce themselves. I wanted local honey but didn't buy any b/c the reason I go to any farmers' market is to purchase directly from the farmer and also because the smallest size, a 1 pint jar is too much for my household. The honey did look nice though. $10 for a 1 pint jar.

Other vendors there included: food truck, grass fed beef, salsa, home made jam/jelly, soap, gluten-free bakery that looked lovely and two stands selling produce (cabbage, kale, green onions, lemons, grapefruit, tomatoes, red potatoes).
Written March 8, 2015
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