Drive-Thru Farmers Market

Self-Isolation Trend #11

It’s farmers market season in Michigan and, along with everyone else, they have tried to implement policies to keep everyone as safe as possible and one of the early trends at my favorite market is the creation of a drive-thru farmers market.  I actually was not aware they were opening on time and was out walking with Harper when we saw the new set-up. Many other farmers markets in the area are limiting vendors and customer capacity, banning entertainment and cooking demonstrations, offering curbside pickup and requiring masks.  Now, unlike many who visit the farmers market for plants, vegetables and fruit, I happen to love my favorite market because of the fabulous food trucks, the croissant bakery stand selling my favorite chocolate almond croissants, people watching, a delicious cookie stand and live music.  Currently they are only allowing vendors who grow their own food products and you can make the purchase from your car with the correct change as everything is being sold in $10 and $20 units.  At this point, I would be willing to pay $50 dollars for a curbside pickup of croissants and cookies if that was possible.

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  1. myplaidheart says:

    It’s all wrong, isn’t it? I just want life to go back to normal.

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    1. So do I and I wonder how long it will take to feel comfortable in all these new changes and situations.

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  2. Your priorities are in the right place. 😉

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  3. plaidcamper says:

    I’m looking forward to the day when sitting in a cafe drinking coffee and having the all important second breakfast (a croissant with apricot jam) is possible…

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    1. There were always so many people walking around town and enjoying the farmers market in previous years and it was strange to see this very quiet new set-up. I drove by a Starbucks with an open drive-thru for the first time the other day and there was a line around the building with cars blocking traffic out on the road and a long line waiting in the turn lane. ☕️🥐🙂

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    It is a whole new world, for sure. Aren’t there any bakeries offering curbside pickups?

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    1. I was finally ready to place a curbside pickup order at my favorite bakery a few weeks ago, but even though their website said they were accepting orders I was never able to reach anyone. Since I’ve been wandering around grocery stores now, I discovered Pillsbury Filled Cherry Crescents that I will be baking this weekend and dreaming of my chocolate croissants.😁

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      1. Eliza Waters says:

        I love chocolate croissants (almond, too – do they make chocolate-almond together? If not, they should). Whole Foods makes a pretty good croissant that we cut open, put in choc. chips, then toast until melted. Heavenly!

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      2. It might be essential for me to go to Whole Foods today!!😁

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  5. Agree! Just hand over the yummy baked goods. 😁

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    1. 😁I’m nervous about any of these new situations and delicious baked goods would definitely help steady my nerves.😁

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  6. Alexandra says:

    these croissants must be one of a kind 😀 I hope they reopen to full capacity soon!! are farmer’s markets weekly or monthly?

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    1. I might have exaggerated a little about the price, but they are fabulous!!😁 We have a variety of markets and some are open various days during the week while others only open on Saturday or Sunday.🙂

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