By Amanda Martin

Enjoy the Spring weather this weekend by visiting a farmer’s market with your significant other.  You’ll find individual vendors — mostly farmers — who set up booths to sell locally grown products.

Stroll around, smell the flowers and try all of the food samples, from the aged gouda to the warm loaves of sourdough bread.  Be inspired by what’s in season and grab the ripest, red apple to snack on while walking around with your honey.  If you’re in the mood for lunch, you can find all of the ingredients here to make your very own picnic for two.

Pair your meal with a regional wine, and head to the nearest park.  Or, buy fresh vegetables to bring home and cook up with your partner using a recipe idea from one of the vendors.  Either way, you’ll be trying something new and saving on the cost of the bill from an expensive restaurant.

No Farmer’s Market visit is complete without a delicious tasting dessert.  You can make a sweet treat out of the fruits you purchased or enjoy the fresh baked blueberry pies, apple tarts and lemon bars that are nicely packaged and ready to bring home and enjoy as a couple.