Friday, July 16, 2010

farmers' market party

The more we are vendors at farmers' markets, the more fun it is. You get to know the customers and the other vendors, enjoy the live music and free samples out in the fresh air and (hopefully) sunshine. Relationships form and it begins to feel like a weekly party that just happens to include lots of the freshest locally grown/made food around. Watermelon salsa? Divine! And raw, so it's coming to today's music festival with me, along with a big salad made from the most enormous head of buttercrunch lettuce! Yum yum yum!

At last Sunday's market, Scott was loving the classical guitar music and the volunteer who built a big wooden train, powered by his tractor-with-locomotive-engine-makeover, to give kids rides around the field. At Wednesday's concert/market, there was a classic car show and fabulous rockabilly music.

At yesterday's market, we got a visit from my mom, back home after a few months of enjoying retirement in Florida. A customer actually squealed upon seeing the return of Scott's yummy pepperoni bread and another happy customer clutched her large special order of chocolate chip muffins that were going to the freezer of her summer home on Cape Cod so she could enjoy them for the remainder of her summer there.

Leah put her newly crocheted market bag to use, filling up on fruits and vegs that would be coming home with us.

The cotton is Valley Yarns brand from Webs. The bag pattern was improvised. Empty, this huge bag rolls up into fit-in-your-hand nothingness.

There was crocheting-for-charity going on at the booth of the radio station that was featuring the market for the day.

And we were delighted to see the woodblock print that a market volunteer made, depicting Scott and Jesse selling wood-fired pizzas and baked goods.
Isn't that awesome?!

It'll be part of a series of notecards to be sold by the local historical society. Love it!

Farmers' markets = goodness galore.
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Blogger Rani said...

What a great post! I would love to spend a day with your family at the farmers market. And I'd certainly have to crochet myself a shopping bag.

The bread . . . all of it . . . sounds delicious.

be sure to get a copy of that print framed. What an honor!

7:30 AM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

Love the wood cut!!! It makes me feel like your guys have been immortalized.

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Geri said...

How special is that to have a wood cut of your son & husband! You definitely do need to frame a print!

11:58 AM  
Blogger J said...

Hi. Let me know--I'll have to purchase a set of those cards.

8:38 PM  
Anonymous cottonhollow said...

Jessica made Jesse + Dad the same hight, lol.

9:15 AM  

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