Gilbert Farmers Market: Beautiful Beef, Alaskan Salmon, and The Salts of The Earth

Another standout meat vendor was Gilbert's own Davy Jones Seafood. These guys go up to Kenai, Alaska to catch boat loads (they sunk a boat once because they caught so many fish) of their Alaskan sole and sockeye salmon which they sell $12 a pound (but buy 2 pounds and get 1 free). 

Best Taste: This time around, our best taste came from products that typically enhance the taste of other foods - salt and pepper from Go Lb. Salt. Exotic salts and peppers are off the grid for most, but they'd be making a mistake thinking that they don't make a difference. Their salts range from Hawaiian black to a sweeter, tangier Hawaiian red, and on to a salt that's been smoked over aged applewood. Additionally they sell pepper berries that have all the heat of kernels, blends of salts and pepper they call "dressings," bacon flavored seasoning, and even margarita rim salts.  

The People: They're kind and considerate - you certainly get the small town vibe in Gilbert. Many couples make a day out of it, too. They'll do some shopping at the market, where they might also eat their lunch and finish the morning with a stroll on the sidewalks of the nearby Heritage District in Downtown Gilbert.

What's Missing: The answer could be as simple as more vendors. They might have a few produce vendors, and that's enough for anyone, but we only found one bread company and a lack of sweets and pastries, as well as competition for meat, honey, and snack food vendors.  The must-haves are covered, but this market could easily grow to become a bit more diverse and ultimately more lush.

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