Farmer’s Market: a WEP Event

As I mentioned in my previous post about the KAUST 5k, the Winter Enrichment Program or "WEP" is a time of the year when KAUST hosts a number of events, lectures, and opportunities to learn new things. Typically, WEP has a theme and most of the activities relate to the theme in some way, but there are other activities which are simply held for the benefit of the community. 

 

One of those community events (which isn't limited to WEP - it happens at other times of the year, too) is a farmer's market. Now, I love a good farmer's market. Eric and I went to the farmer's market regularly when we lived in North Carolina, but this farmer's market is a little different than the ones we're used to.

 

First of all, it's not very big - there are only 10-12 vendors. Secondly, there isn't a lot of produce sold. When I think farmer's market, I expect to see lots of produce. I think of the 10ish vendors, only one of them is truly produce. Other goods sold include baskets, jewelry, coffee, tea, herbs and spices, honey, scarves, rugs, and plants. 

It's a lovely event, and it draws a big crowd because the weather is nice and it's in the popular Discovery Square area. I enjoy wandering around to look at the goods, but I rarely buy anything - though I was tempted by some of the plants the gardening vendor had. 

Do you have a farmer's market near you? Does your definition of a farmer's market align with mine? What do you expect to see at a farmer's market? Share in the comments below!

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