1st Visit to St. Petersburg Farmers Market

2/26/2012 01:42:00 PM

I took my first visit to St. Petersburg Saturday Farmers Market recently. I was so shocked that I've never been to one before. This place is just amazing! There was so many vendors and so many people I got a little lost a couple of times. You have everyone out here and even their cute dogs.

This market has tons of food vendors, art works, products, fresh food, and so much more. I must add there are tons of samples to try out. I didn't take as many pictures as I should, but here's a little preview of the market itself. I def want to go next time prepared!

Vendors all sit outside with their products on display for all the visitors to look at. They also provide many samples too.

Bread Artisans also had a spot set up with an amazing display. They had homemade pastries, pizza and bread available. I couldn't resist the delicious smell so I grabbed an Parmesan Chicken Danish and my friend got their Lemon Bar.

Superb! I would seriously find their bakery for their baked goods because this is not your typical bread. It's really soft in the inside and the chicken is still moist. The crust isn't tough but it has a very nice chew. This little danish has enough flavor to just eat alone without any sauce and I enjoyed it a lot. My friend loved their lemon bar, it wasn't too sweet nor too lemony. It may be a little messy to eat with all the powder sugar but she loved it!

I also got to sample some Habanero jam which has a really nice kick to it. I'm not too sure about eating more than a cracker of that stuff because it did get me a little heated. It tasted great though, as a small amount. I also got to try some infused honey and it was amazing! I especially liked the honey with Mexican almonds in them (they look like garlic at first) This one was one of my favorite samples I've had. It was served on top of whipped cream cheese and a cracker. Amazing flavor, it wasn't too sweet but it was sweet enough to satisfy my buds and the almond was soft yet crunchy. Samples everywhere!

Iced tea tasted amazing, I got the green tea with honey and ginseng and my friend grabbed herself a raspberry tea. Both tasted very refreshing It was lightly sweeten but not overly sweet.

More random pictures while walking around. By this time many places were selling out of food and products. The empanadas stand was very busy but they all looked so good. There were also a few food trucks spotted at the market.

This man here sells fresh rice cakes that pops out of this cool machine. I've only seen this in some Asian dramas as they make popped rice cake but have never come close to one in real life. It was a very fun show and check below for a quick clip of the machine doing its job!

Ethiopian food was also found at the market. They had meat and also vegetarian options. The beef that they served looked amazing!

Authentic Indian food was also served here at the market. Everything looked so tasty it was hard to decide what to eat.

I ended up getting some Thai steak curry with brown rice and a refreshing cucumber salad. It came in a very cool brown box and I just wanted to eat out of it! The curry is really flavorful and I loved how soft the brown rice was. It was fluffy just like white rice but instead it's brown. The curry sauce and rice tasted really good together. The cucumber salad wasn't my favorite as it tasted like cucumber and vinegar.

I finished off my day at the market with some popsicle and adventure off somewhere else. I am very satisfied and hope to go again soon, but this time prepared with a giant bag!

Check out the Rice Cake Poppin' machine!

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