I try to go to a new farmer's market in every city I visit. Pearl Farmer's Market in San Antonio did not disappoint. First off they offer FREE parking and in San Antonio that is a big deal. The actual market is located by The Culinary Institute of America, The Pearl Brewery, and an access point to the San Antonio River walking path. You can even catch a river taxi! There was a wide variety of prepared products, proteins, and produce. I was really impressed with the variety and quality of merchandise available. It seemed like the people I spoke with worked directly on the farm that the products came from. Reselling at a farmer's market is a big pet peeve of mine so I always try to get a conversation going to make sure I know where my food is coming from. It wasn't a huge market by comparison but impressive on it's own scale. There was a live band playing and eateries surrounding the market location. I was disappointed that most vendors didn't take cards but after a little searching for an ATM I was good to go. Dogs were welcome and that always draws me to a place. The people and vendors were nice and it was a great experience. Plan a little extra time to visit the CIA bakery and the garden and waterfall down by the river. I will definitely be visiting this market again when I am in the San Antonio area. If I lived closer I would be there every single week for breakfast and produce! Make sure to stop by the Braune Farms stand for eggs and produce!! I got almost everything I needed from the amazing people at their stand.
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