I’m embarrassed to admit it, but farmers markets used to intimidate me. The stands and tents set up in the parking lot of City Hall looked nothing like the grocery stores that I was familiar with, and neither did some of the foods they were selling. Would I be expected to ask questions of the farmers? What would I ask? Do I need to bring cash? The whole thing was daunting. So, what finally got me packing up my canvas totes every week and heading down to the market? It was a combination of things that are important to me.