|Pink grapefruit at Tim's Fruits and Vegetables stand.|
The Market: Since the only farmers markets west of Peoria may very well be in California, we were happy to see the Peoria Farmers Market spring up in January -- one shouldn't have to travel too far to have access to organic fruits and vegetables.
|Try a sample of the spicy salsa made by Anderson Farms from their own farmed produce.|
The Parking: Located at the recently expanded Osuna Park, the perimeter is lined with free parking spaces.
The Vendors: There's enough diversity in this market to replace part of the weekly grocery store run -- though not enough to be picky. More »
We've seen Circle Key Farms before, and in Peoria they covers all the bases for meat - pork that's ground and in a sausage casing or classic chops, grass-fed beef steaks and roasts, eggs for $5 per dozen and even select goat meat cuts.
As for vegetables, look no further than Crooked Sky Farms, whom we love for their plumply organic veggies - last saturday the squashes were larger than footballs; the beets the size of baseballs. Anderson Farms operates on a smaller scale, so come early, because they offer a great selection.