I think that Farmers Markets are an extremely frugal way to shop, and just a frugal activity in general! There are very few other activities where you can sample, socialize, snack and get fresh air, all at the same time - and without having to spend a dime! These markets are also a great way to discover local services and products that you would be unlikely to hear about otherwise. These markets also are great because you have the opportunity to sample virtually all of the products before you buy - ensuring that you are going to enjoy them.
I also purchased these amazing maple candies, shown below. They are a harder candy than the taffy, but absolutely delicious. The guy that was running the booth mentioned that they carry maple coated cashews (but they had already sold out by the time I had arrived). He was telling me about a dish he cooks that uses the cashews - he crushes the nets and coats chicken breasts in them and then cooked them for about 30 minutes and then stuffed them from brie and wrapped them in prosciutto and baked them further. I cannot wait to purchase some maple cashews to try out this amazing sounding chicken!
I tried a sample of their carrot muffin with creamy icing and could not believe that there was no gluten or wheat! They were even better than ones made with wheat. I purchased both a carrot muffin and some chocolate cake pops. I was going to share this once I got home, but literally could not stop eating it once I started.