You enter into the farmers market shop to displays of fresh vegetables — on our visit, it was broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, and beets. Don't hurry. Linger and discover unexpected treats. To the left of the main entrance, there is a place to sample apple butter, garlic spread, tomato jam, candied ginger, and freshly baked bread.
Emerge from the quaint market to a blanket of green. You can hang out on the patio, where there are comfortable tables and chairs, or lay out a blanket and let the kids run. There is a serene pond on one side, while the other half of the meadow sports a volleyball net and several stations for corn hole games. You don’t have to participate in an activity, but instead can choose to lounge in Moroccan-style beds — yes, beds right there on the green, where the entire family can eat, relax, and enjoy some quality time.
Don't miss the cafe, featuring made-to-order juices. We tried a delicious pomegranate-pineapple-mint concoction that looked as good as it tasted. (All ingredients are toxin-free and fresh.) There were several lunch options available, such as salads assembled from seasonal vegetables, warm pizzas, and a divine goat cheese with pickled beets and herb toast.
As I enjoyed my cinnamon roll and juice, I had a conversation with Ken Singh, owner of Singh Meadows. He told me it was important for him to "establish a place that offered nontoxic options” with living soil. Several patrons interrupted us, wanting to say hello and converse with him like friends meeting after a long separation. (There actually was one — Singh's original property, Singh Farms in Scottsdale, stopped hosting a farmers market months ago.) With a big smile, Mr. Singh says, “compassion is important.”
He didn’t have to convince me. I sensed it the moment I stepped into Singh Meadows.