There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh, locally grown produce. And now that peak harvest season is underway, there’s no better time to head to your local farmer’s market and stock up. Markets in the Valley provides a convenient way to support local farmers and artisans while also getting your hands on some of the best produce around. In addition to fruits and vegetables, you’ll find locally made cheese, honey, and baked goods. There’s also a wide selection of handcrafted arts and crafts. So whether you’re looking for a delicious meal or a unique gift, you’re sure to find it at Market in the Valley.
The summer months can be brutal, with stifling heat and oppressive humidity. But this year, August has been surprisingly mild. Daytime highs have been several degrees cooler than normal, and the nights have been pleasant and comfortable. It’s been a welcome reprieve from the usual summer weather, but it doesn’t mean that summer is over. September and October can still be quite warm, and there’s always a chance that we could see a heat wave before the weather finally begins to cool down. So while we may have gotten a break this August, it’s important to remember that summer isn’t over yet. Enjoy the cooler weather while it lasts, but don’t put away your shorts and tank tops just yet.
The midwest is notorious for its hot, humid summers. And while most people think of the State Fair as the peak of summer, the truth is that the heat usually doesn’t let up until well into September. For those who want to enjoy the outdoors without sweltering in the heat, Market in the Valley is a great option. The market, which is open from June through October, features fresh produce, flowers, and unique gifts from local vendors. With its cool breezes and scenic views, the market is the perfect place to spend a summer day. Best of all, it’s open for a few months after the State Fair ends, so you can enjoy the summer season even when the State Fair is over.
Parking is limited, so consider carpooling or if you are local, gather up the family and walk on down.