It was a perfectly GORGEOUS day yesterday, and our little farmers' market was hopping!
Before I leave the house every morning, I open the door to check out the weather, and Kitty gets some fresh air at the same time. It was soooo nice out yesterday that I just let her bask for a while:
But then I had to leave her and do my Saturday market thing. Once I got set up, it was photo time! Most of these were taken before a lot of shoppers got there ... that way I don't get in their way.
First up - maters:
(You can sorta see my card rack over there on the left.) By the way, I'm convinced these maters are strategically placed. I mean, what human being can walk past such yummy goodness and not at least stop and drool a little (hopefully not on the maters)?
Next up - something new and different (Farmer Mike likes to keep us a little off-balance):
These are Winter Wax Asian Melons, and they have a unique feature (as melons go, anyway):
Spiky hairs! These things are pointy, too! Ouch!
Next we have Squash:
Acorn, Butternut and Spaghetti.
... more eggplant:
... and some eggplant of the Asian varieties:
... more sweet peppers:
... and our very colorful, yet deadly, hot peppers:
Later in the day I took this artsy-fartsy shot, because I loved this one pepper so:
And dear God, we still have okra:
Killing frost. We need a killing frost.
Next up - basil:
ALL of this sold. Every.last.one, and I got to smell it all day long. Mmmmmm.
We had leeks:
... and Farmer Mike had two huge Hibiscus plants:
I don't think I've ever seen one up close and personal like this. Look at these flowers:
He said they only bloom once, for a day, then fall off. But all those other buds are flowers, too, so the plant constantly blooms.
Farmer Margie had some more corn:
... and Farmer Katie had some beans:
... and tons of fruit:
... and cut flowers:
Over in the floral tent, my fave:
.. and then this sunflower:
... and some zinnias:
Here is my arrangement this week:
Oh, and I set up my second card display rack on the table this week:
It REALLY is working out quite well. My cards are much more visible, and from further away! I think it's actually a drawing-in factor! Yay! And don't worry - I did eventually move those flowers away from in front of the display. :)
Next up, to satisfy some people who can't get over my decision to stop taking photos of all the dogs that come through, here is the obligatory dog photo:
He's a Shih Tzu, and belongs to MB and her family. He came to help her break down her tent and stuff. Just look at that sweet face:
He reminds me of my former dogs, which were Lhasa Apsos. I miss my poopers. ;(
Ready for mutant veggies? I arrived to zero mutants waiting for me yesterday, and I had to do this myself. Can you believe those guys didn't take care of it for me? Here we go:
That's it! No more pics.
Today will be a busy day for me. This morning I 'm taking a class given by Jennifer McGuire. I KNOW! She is SO FAMOUS! Then I'll take the long way home so I can photograph the Kettle Corn stand (and buy some to eat, what the heck), and rounding out my day will be the traditional laundry, so I can go to work tomorrow.
Have a good Sunday, and thanks for stopping by!