A day at the market

This past Saturday I visited the North Market here in Columbus. I must confess that this was the first time I visited a farmer’s market this year. It’s not that I don’t want to, but not owning a car (I hate them!) in this country is pretty much like being handicapped, public transportation in this city is a joke.

But bitterness apart, I was pleased to be at a market surrounded by fresh produce and food. As a foodie that is one of the best experiences to have on a Saturday morning, right? For a moment there I felt like I was in a market back in Mexico, only 10 times smaller and 3 times more expensive.

Unfortunately we got there kind of late and didn’t see what I was looking for, figs. I made Jon promise that this coming Saturday he is going to get up early so we can get there before the fresh produce is gone. But at least I got a delicious watermelon and two huge cantaloupes the size of basketballs. I am going to be eating cantaloupe for a while. I already made cantaloupe ice cream (oh so good!) and have been eating it in my fruit salads every morning.

If you ever visit Columbus, Ohio, you have to come to the North Market. The farmer’s market is there every Saturday morning during the summer, but the market is open all year long. Inside you can find many different products, from the delicious Jeni’s ice creams to bakeries, pastarias and even Mexican food. My favorite booth is Curds and Whey that offers more than 300 imported and domestic cheeses and a bunch of other delicious products. It might not be the largest market I’ve visited, but it is a really neat place to spend a Saturday morning and get a bunch of fresh products for your kitchen.

¬°Buen provecho, Columbus!


  • looks like a great market, sorry you didn’t manage to get your figs Ben. perhaps next time! :)

  • Figs are tough to come by dude, and pretty expensive. The only ones I can find are the ones that come in that plastic sealed circle, if you know what I mean.

    How in the world do you live without a car? Does Columbus have amazing pubic transport?

  • Wow, I can see a barrel of melons in one of the photos — they’re huge! I hope you find the figs and am curious what you plan to make. I rec’d a basket of them yesterday and made an amazing cinnamon-fig jam. It’s only my 2nd time making something with figs and I’m starting to really like them. Best of luck in your hunt!

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