Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why I Love Our Town

We are sooooo lucky to have a farmers' market that meets a two minute walk from our house on Sunday mornings from Memorial Day to mid-October.

It is the home of:

Fresh fruits and veggies
Live plants
Occasional treats like pastries or artisan bread
Visiting dogs
Live music
Civic events, like a day when firetrucks, ambulances and police cars come out for the kids to see
Community events like corn roasts, build a scarecrow, free snowcones
Knowledgeable local growers

Right now, there are cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cantaloupe, peaches (REAL peaches), corn, squash, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, herb plants, potted and cut flowers, fair trade coffee, honey, salsa, preserves and jellies. Non food items for sale include rain barrels, gourmet doggie treats, and green cleansers.

Often, my husband and I will take turns taking the kids to the market to give the other spouse some quiet time alone. As much as I love those days, I love the days we all go together even more. It's so fun to walk over, all of us hand in hand, and explore the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the market.

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