Sunday, April 3, 2016

Saturday Farmers' Market

While there has been a small farmers' market during February and March, yesterday saw the opening of the 'full' farmer's market. 

The weather cooperated and the market was bustling!

My sister admired the apple, pear, and plum trees.

Even this early in the growing year, there were lots of greens for sale.

These two talented young women played the University of Oregon fight song! 

It's far too early and too cold yet for tomatoes - but there they were.

Early spring crops included radishes...

...and mustards.

Rutabegas

The biggest sweet potatoes I've ever seen.

Watercress

This nursery had some cool plants!

And my favorite cut flower stand had the lovely tulips (the first photo in this post) as well as this amazing display of daffodils.

The blue of this gentin is so strong and true that it is almost blinding.

A local mill had all kinds of grains for sale.

With all the healthy veggies for sale, the longest line in the market was at Hideaway Bakery! And yes, I was in this line and bought a parma braid and pan au chocolate.

New this season, the market has cooking demonstrations using produce and products from market vendors.  Did I mention there was a pasta vendor with chocolate pasta?     




9 comments:

Vickie said...

Pretty and delicious!

CalamityJr said...

What a promise - spring really is coming! I love everything you shared about that market.

Marie said...

Beautiful! I can't wait until the market in my area opens.

Barb said...

That is a terrific market. I'm afraid I would be tempted to spend a lot of money! That blue flower is amazing and the variety of daffodils is wonderful!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

I love this market
In my little town a long time ago market was more beautiful
Now so so

Marie said...

I'm so jealous of the wonderful produce at your market. Love your blog

Weronika said...

Awesome opportunity to visit such a lovely place. So many colors and things there!

Christine said...

Wow, such lovely veggies and flowers. All the daffodil fields around here are in bloom at the moment but I don't think there are too many veg ready yet

daisy gurl said...

Wow! What an amazing market! I'd be in the bakery line too, but I'm fascinated that there's a local mill that has bulk grains. Wowzers!