Tuesday, October 27, 2015

At the Market

Last Saturday the Farmers' Market was as busy as ever.
Though it was cool, it did not rain, and as there was no Oregon football game, the crowds descended on the market.

It's a good thing I'd had breakfast before coming to the market.

It certainly was not too early to be thinking about holiday gifts - wreaths, and chilies, and walnuts, and jewelry, and honey!

This time of year pumpkins and squash rule!

The Purple Heart radish were enormous!

There's lots of weird veg this time of year.

Sunchokes, Bok Choy, Romanseco, Celeriac, and Tomatillos.

Parsnips, lots of parsnips!

"Winter Luxury" are supposed to make awesome pumpkin pies.

Torpedo onions

Delicata squash

Dahlias and yet more dahlias.

The bold colors of autumn.

The Pacific NW is famous for pears (think Harry and David)

...and also apples.  There were also persimmons and grapes.

Who can resist these delightful ornaments pumpkins?

7 comments:

Vickie said...

A truly gorgeous post. I wish my dahlias did not get zapped by the frost.

Barb said...

Your market was full of great things! I love seeing the strange vegetables.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Great post
Colors are so wonderful
Many compliments for the photos

daisy g said...

So much goodness! What a wonderful way to spend the day. I'd love for you to share this outdoor post on this week's Maple Hill Hop!

Stewart M said...

These markets are great places to take picture and find food - thats a winning combination in my book!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Maggee said...

I went to apple country here, and got a bushel of apples (mixed) and made 4 pies, lots of applesauce and two dozen muffins! Still have some just for eating! They are very tasty!!

bettyl-NZ said...

What great finds! I am loving your fall colors! I didn't know there were purple radishes--I've had purple potatoes, carrots, onions, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts but not radishes!