In general, I try to stay away from the Farmers’ Market. When I do go I either end up feasting on large bags of kettle corn, buying Chinese food I really didn’t need, or I somehow find myself straddled with carrying ten pounds of produce onto public transportation. (Trust me, you don’t want to try this.)
But there’s something else you can pick up at the Farmer’s Market that will neither add to your saddlebags nor way you down too much.
Come to Cesar Chavez Park on Wednesdays from 10 am - 2 pm to view a wide selection of books at unbeatable prices. Even if you don't buy anything, isn't it worth the trip just to see the shiny, happy people selling books?