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Four Seasons Farmers/Flea Market


Four Seasons Farmers and Flea Market, Youngstown, Ohio
(About six miles from my home in Boardman)


Boxes and Crates - Out of State Produce


Unloading the Produce


Shopping, Shopping


Flower Pots For Sale


Red Radish Bunches 3 for $1.25


Limes 6 for 1 Dollar


Hot and Fresh Kettle Popcorn - For the Ride Home


Fruits and Vegetables from Farmers Market - Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Grape Tomatoes, Beans, Bell Peppers, Red Radishes, Green Onions, Corn, Baby Red Potatoes and Limes
Total Money Spent - 12 dollars


Strawberries from Local Farms

This is our local Farmers Market in images, for Farmer’s Market Parade hosted by Melissa of Cooking Diva.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Sunday May 28, 2006 at 8:26 pm- permalink)

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26 comments for Four Seasons Farmers/Flea Market »

  1. Wow! What a neat market. You are lucky to have one near you. Nice pictures. I especially liked the strawberries photo.

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Madhavi.

    Comment by Madhavi — May 28, 2006 @ 10:20 pm

  2. Just $12 for all that?! Wow! That is amazing, Indira!! I don’t think the farmer’s market at Boulder is this cheap! Is all of this organic produce?

    Indira replies:
    Except for pineapple, every other item was for one dollar. Very cheap, I know.:), thanks Manisha.
    Organic, please, most of the produce there is not even from Ohio. Very few stalls sell truly locally grown stuff. Organic and such labels are very rare in this rural area.

    Comment by Manisha — May 28, 2006 @ 11:58 pm

  3. Indira,
    You have the Indian flag in your car? Cool!
    All the fruits and veggies from the Farmer’s Market look so colourful and fresh. I am looking forward to all the recipes that you’ll come up with using them.

    Indira replies:
    Yes, that is the Flag of Bharat.:)
    Thanks.

    Comment by Vaishali — May 29, 2006 @ 1:10 am

  4. Love the photo of the strawberries — good job!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Stefanie.

    Comment by Stefanie — May 29, 2006 @ 1:25 am

  5. Hi Indira,
    Nice photos with fresh veggies and fruits.
    Vineela

    Indira replies:
    A weeks supply of veggies :) , thanks Vineela.

    Comment by vineela krishna — May 29, 2006 @ 3:01 am

  6. Indira,
    I like the shot of your popcorn… maybe I just want to eat it :P The veg and fruit you bought look absolutely wonderful, can’t wait to see your dishes made from them!
    Gattina

    Indira replies:
    They do look tempting, don’t they? :) My favorite part of this weekend routine was buying a small bag of fresh kettle corn.

    Comment by gattina — May 29, 2006 @ 3:38 am

  7. Wow Indira,I feel like shifting to the US!Food costs are very high in Switzerland,1 lime here,will cost around 1CHF!
    Happy cooking!I know you will come up with mind blowing dishes with these!

    Indira replies:
    Only during spring and summer and that too in farmers market. The price of these same items would be high in regular grocery shops, almost double the rate. But I agree, food here in US, costs very less.
    Thanks Sumitha.

    Comment by Sumitha — May 29, 2006 @ 3:48 am

  8. Hey indira, beautiful pictures and there is nothing more exciting than shopping fresh veggies. So lots of shopping and we could expect more recipes from you. Just imagine shopping the same in india(only vegetables), you would have two times more stuff and lot more variety. You know indira when i go shopping to the market in bangalore(vacation) i go crazy and bring home all possible vegetables that is in my view and frigde groans with the amount of food that is tuffed in. Last vacation i remember cauliflower was in season ans there 3 big ones for 10 rupees, and every one at home had cauliflower nightmares because of the frequency it got cooked. Here i miss all of that.

    Anyway have fun and happy cooking.

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Shayna.
    I agree, I love going to farmers market for veggies during spring and summer times here. But nothing could beat the farmers or ritu or produce markets of India. So much variety.
    Cauliflower 3 for 10 rupees, wow, that’s a good price.
    Cauliflower nightmares, aha :) , if you ask me, cauliflower once a week is too much. :)

    Comment by shayna — May 29, 2006 @ 4:54 am

  9. Beautiful pictures Indira. Looks like you had fun shopping. Can’t wait to see what you cook with it. Strawberries look so pretty and healthy. If mangoes are the king of the fruits, strawberries can be the beauty queen, huh?

    Indira replies:
    Thanks RP.
    Strawberries are for Jihva.:)
    What a beautiful sentiment, I totally agree. Strawberries are the queens, the high maintaince kind. :)
    I’d add another to your comparison. Cherries are the royal offspring, the cheruby faced, round and cute, adorable darlings. :)
    Do you mind if I introduce one of my strawberry post with this analogy?:) Thanks RP.

    Comment by RP — May 29, 2006 @ 9:25 am

  10. Hey Indira,I was going through nandyala.org and i saw your blog how it looked like before you had your own site. It is really interesting to see your journey from there to now! You are a hard working person. Keep up your good work!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Sumitha. I love what I do and that prompted me to better myself. It’s still work in progress.:)
    I hope you had fun, enjoyable time browsing through my old blog posts.:)

    Comment by Sumitha — May 29, 2006 @ 11:13 am

  11. Hey Indira, what happened to cutie Kittaya s pictures over the weekend?

    Indira replies:
    Kittaya is very independent sort of guy. He won’t pose for us that often.:)

    Comment by Sumitha — May 29, 2006 @ 11:34 am

  12. You gotta love the farmers’ market. Such a treasure chest of good, healthy food for $12.
    Note to Sumitha, I feel your pain… But do enjoy the vacherin cheese in winter time. It’ll make everything worth it!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Susan.
    Same in Italy too? High prices even in spring/summer? Wow.

    Comment by Susan in Italy — May 29, 2006 @ 1:03 pm

  13. Indira, I love those freshness of those veggies. We dont have any farmer/flea market nearby :( Pictures are cool esp the strawberry and fruits & veggies one. Hope you come up with exciting recipes :)

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Karthi.
    You live near Lancaster/Philly, right? Checkout this flea/farmer’s market guide to find the markets near your place. Shopping in these types of markets is really fun, Karthi. Particularly to chidren, you can find all kinds of junk at a very low price and a timepass thing to do on a weekend.:)

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — May 29, 2006 @ 5:22 pm

  14. You got right Indira.. between Philly and Lancaster.. and i am definitely going to try these markets and i know how fresh you can feel around those fruits and veggie added with other fun..exciting..exciting ;)
    Let you know once i find one!

    Indira replies:
    have fun, Karthi.

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — May 29, 2006 @ 11:05 pm

  15. Indira,

    This is like Haymarket, a huge wholesale produce market in Boston. On Saturday and Sunday they take over part of the street on the tip of the North End and sell everything you can think of — for anyone near Boston it’s well worth the trip.

    Great photos :)

    Indira replies:
    This flea/farmers market is actually an old Youngtown airport in 50-60s, now defunct because of bad steel-mill economy here. That’s why it looks clean with paved roads etc.
    Thanks for the tip about Boston area market, Linda.

    Comment by Linda — May 30, 2006 @ 12:15 am

  16. Food is so very expensive in Switzerland. I can’t imagine tat u got all those vegetables for just $12.

    Indira replies:
    I know, my sister lives in England and she always tells me how pricey everything there.:)

    Comment by Puspha — May 30, 2006 @ 4:29 am

  17. Oh Indira! I am glad you liked the analogy. Use it wherever you want. It is my pleasure. :)

    Indira replies:
    Thanks RP. You have a generous heart. :)

    Comment by RP — May 30, 2006 @ 8:12 am

  18. I love Farmer’s Markets!! Strawberries are so in season right now! I can’t wait for mine to turn red! One of these days my husband and I are going to head off to a U-Pick farm and get some berries. I see more radishes! ;)

    Indira replies:
    Strawberries freshly picked from the farm have the best taste.
    Join in the fun on June 1st with strawberries for Jihva, Amy?

    Comment by Amy — May 30, 2006 @ 11:34 am

  19. Hi Indira…I’m happy that you got to shop this week-end. I would just like to comment on one thing…the produce at your market is in boxes does not necessarily mean its not local…I was in salinas yesterday(called the salad bowl of america)..and while driving by a farm I saw people picking/harvesting strawberries and packing it in boxes right there in the fields and then selling it at their market(which was also in their field)…..these people probably need boxes to make sure their produce does not get bruised while taking it from their fields to the market place…so let’s give them the benefit of doubt, shall we? :)

    Indira replies:
    I am very careful with these things, Nabeela. I don’t write about stuff like these unless it’s a fact. We did ask them about the source, the stall owners did told us that they ship produce from other states like California and Florida etc. They even sell produce advertising like farm fresh Florida oranges or California strawberries etc.

    Comment by Nabeela — May 30, 2006 @ 1:25 pm

  20. Oh Indira! I can imagine you browsing thru all these shops like a kid in candy store.

    Comment by L.G — May 31, 2006 @ 10:47 pm

  21. it would be nice if you told the days and the hours the flea market is open

    Comment by gary — January 27, 2007 @ 11:15 am

  22. im looking for the hours and days the flea market is open

    Comment by gary — January 27, 2007 @ 11:17 am

  23. what happen to ru deli

    Comment by ru deli — February 18, 2008 @ 8:30 am

  24. did ru deli close or moved?

    Usually they close during winter time and reopen during spring, when we lived there few years ago.
    -Indira

    Comment by ron — February 18, 2008 @ 8:31 am

  25. would like to know your days and hours, and also how to register for a spot, thanks for any help. carol

    Comment by carol bingle — April 9, 2008 @ 3:36 pm

  26. I found out today the main building of Flea Market burned a few days ago(not sure when) but they plan to open the outdoor area this Sunday to vendors though.

    Hello Allecia, I am sorry to read about this. I hope they build a new, improved facility to serve the flea market fans.
    -Indira

    Comment by Allecia — June 7, 2008 @ 11:39 am

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