This weekend there was a farmer's market down the street from our house. We went there to check it out. What we found was that (at this time of the year anyway) this wasn't a farmer's market in the modern American sense, rather it seemed to be more of a market for people that actually farm. Lots of people selling seeds, seedlings, plants and such, gardening tools, things for greenhouses, and things like that. Business was quite brisk though. I suppose a lot of locals are starting to get things ready for their dachas.