Hello! I hope you had a lovely Labor Day weekend and a smooth transition to the week. The good news is Friday is just a few days away.
One of my favorite things about working downtown during the summer months is the amount of weekday farmers’ markets there are. I do a good job of making sure I eat lots of fruits and veggies, but it is fun to interact with the farmers, sample some treats, see some produce that I’ve never seen before and force myself to try something new. One of the markets is on Capitol Mall, which really is the gateway to Sacramento in my eyes. Look one way and you’ll see the lovely Tower Bridge, look the other way and you’ll see the Capitol building. It’s one that brings out everyone at lunch time, so you better get your butt out there for the best picks.
Dress + Earrings: Gap Factory
Hat: J. Crew Factory
Sandals: Gifted from my cousin (you may have seen them on Instagram)
Bracelet: Forever 21
Bags: Vintage Coach (pouch), GOOD: design market (tote)
No matter which market you attend or what city you live in, you want to be armed with a few tips before going.
1. Bring a reusable bag(s) for all of your goodies.
2. Don’t be the person whipping out a $20 bill to buy a pound of produce. Bring smaller bills with you.
3. Walking around the market before purchasing anything is always a good idea if you want to find the best deals. Also while you may not have the best pick, prices are slashed the last hour of the market.
4. Bring an appetite! A lot of farmers’ markets have food and other specialty vendors that you may want to try.
Hopefully you find my tips helpful! For more tips and a listing of Downtown Sac farmers’ markets, click here.
Photos by Christie Spencer Photography