Sunday, July 5, 2015

Farmer's Markets

Emily informed us she has never been to a farmers market, and since there are many of them in the area, we set off to rectify this situation.

All markets are different.  

Some have very little produce, but instead have lots of handmade crafts.

Some have music and entertainment.  

The one in Anoka that we visited had mostly produce, with some bread, honey, barbecue sauce and kettle corn.

We arrived about 15 minutes before the official opening, so no purchases were possible until the sound of the bell informing us it was officially open for business.

Once the bell rang there was a flurry of activity as people began picking out items they had their eyes on.

Left Brain was a very happy man that day with lots of fresh veggies to be enjoyed in the days to come.

Long Live the Market Queen


  1. I can understand Left Brain's happiness with a whole bag of fresh veggies. We don't have a local farmers market (not counting the one in Boston), but we do have several small fresh fruit and veggie stands scattered across the area. When I find one, I always stop and shop. I'm hoping for a quiet day today. Yesterday, the neighbors across the street were so noisy all day until very late at night. Eventually, we had to ask the police to stop by and ask these people to tone down the noise. After that, it was bearable. Ah well, it takes all kinds! You have a super day my friend. Hugs, Edna B.

  2. Yesterday we worked the Share the Bounty table at the open market in Onalaska and the crowds were slim. Holiday weekend and all I guess. I felt bad for these small farm vendors. So much labor goes into their produce. You wouldn't believe the amount of food they donated for the pantries at closing time. Shopping carts full. Good for the pantries!