Went to St Jacobs Farmers market last Saturday afternoon and found the inside vendors quite OK, bought some nice bacon. However, despite the cool temperatures the outside veggies were disgusting, not even remotely fresh. The vendors outside were making big displays of bringing out "fresh" baskets of produce to refill their shelves. Beans with brown spots, dried out asparagus, all of which easily had to be a week old. It got worse though. We bought a loaf of raisin bread sold as "Baked this morning. I was there when it was taken out of the oven". It was dry at breakfast on Sunday and on Monday morning was sporting weirdly bright green mould on the bottom. We bake bread ourselves: 2 day old bread shouldn't have mould.
I'm taking this market off my list when there are so many great alternatives around. Have any of you had similar (or different) experiences here or elsewhere?