Lady Hiva and I both needed our Saturday market fix, Istanbul really spoiled us. We were so happy to find out that Provo City does a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays in the big city park in the middle of town. We decided to go check it out.
It may not be as crowded or full of fresh vegetables as the market we enjoyed in Istanbul, but it had some vegetables and some really great prepared food. There were crepes (cheaper than Farmer’s Markets in Northern Virginia), fresh French macarons (two different booths of them) that were so delicious, popcorn popped fresh (wasn’t my favorite, but Lady Hiva was so happy they sold large bags of it! I may never understand), and we had some homemade tamales made by a small Mexican family who had set up a cute little table for us to enjoy the food under a tree. Other foods we could have enjoyed had we not eaten right before we went included a brick oven pizza truck, cotton candy, chocolates Hawaiian Shave Ice, and a taco truck.
We had so much fun walking around and seeing the booths manned by families who have worked to provide food or craft products. It was amazing to watch them proudly talk about all of the details of whatever they have to sell. We admired wood crafts, smelled scented candles, looked at some…creative…art and listened to the groups of elderly people playing music.
We had a good time. As the summer moves on we hope to see more vegetable and fruit options—again we realized that besides the quirkiness at times, we thought that moving to Utah may just be alright after all.