Located at the foot of Snow King Mountain, the Jackson Hole People's Market was already overflowing with good, fresh produce on its first day of the season.
I mean, look at these greenhouse tomatoes! It's hard to see, but those each weigh 1 1/2 pounds. And they are flavorful!
Like Montana markets, there were a lot of good greens available this early in the season.
The bacon-and-date hummus was nice. Who knew?
I also learned there is such a thing as watermelon jelly. It tastes like really sweet watermelon.
Oh yes, and there were a few cute goats, too, who got lots of cuddling.
The artisan cheese was tasty, but I have to say the vendors selling it will have to work on their market personalities. I rarely meet anyone at a farmers market who is not thoroughly enjoying himself or herself. These two were the rare exception. Still, they have a great product so I wish them well.
There were some crafts, but I was so happy to see all the food. Fresh flowers came in nonedible but beauteous form . . .
. . . and, for the surprise of the day, edible form, too, as in iced "flower water" in the jug on the right.
The Dragon Lady Tea lady (sorry, I was so overwhelmed by the tea that I forgot to get her name!) had an amazing beverage to offer. She told me she merely steeped a handful of herb flowers in water. It's impossible to tell you how good it tasted. I detected whispers of mint, sage, chamomile . . . oh, do go to Jackson and try it for yourself. I understand she has a tea room in town, and I want to return when it is open.
She was also trying salads for the first time at the market. I have to say they were a big hit, too.
Base of Snow King Mountain,
at East Snow King Ave and S King St
June 19 - September 11
Wednesday, 4 pm - 7 pm
There's another Jackson farmers market in the Town Square on Saturday. To get information on all Wyoming farmers markets, visit Wyoming Farmers Marketing Association.