When farmer Earl Phillips set out to open the earliest incarnation of the Booths Corners Farmers Market in the 1930s, he had no way of knowing that he was establishing his legacy. Phillips' only concern was creating a space where his fellow farmers could come to sell their fresh food directly to the public. That's what he provided on his open 13 acres of farmland and inside the original barn. Now nearly a century later, the market lives on in a permanent building at the same location.

It attracts more than just farmers, however. In addition to the fresh fruits, produce, and meats that the market always offers, some of its vendors specialize in gourmet groceries, prepared foods, and sweet treats. Some don't even offer food, but rather sell unique pieces of jewelry, health and beauty products, clothing and home decor, or specialty toys.