Monday, January 9, 2017

Winter Market 1/7/17

Mighty cold Saturday. Another 18 months till Spring-feels that way to me. Nice and warm inside the River Garden. Crowds seem larger this year. Vermont small town commerce remains a draw for visitors. Here's some product pix.

Leaning tower of eggs

 Elderberries supposed to be good for you

 Cookius Bicolor

 Headgear for all the wizards

 This is what we do with our endless cold Winter nights-Make jam.

 Pears? In January? In Vermont? Why yes! Miller Farm has them.

 How about some relish

Trish grins as always-behind her Good Body Products 

 Jerry makes huge batches of maple syrup at Deer Ridge Farm

I guess this is an instructional manual for angels. Market is kind of a fantasy world.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Eve Market

Market shoppers came in to do what they call last minute Christmas shopping. Seems a little early to me. I'll do my shopping later this afternoon-no sense in rushing things. 
Anyway, farmers have fresh vegetables of many kinds. Remember-It's December Vermont...with fresh produce...Sheesh!

 Baguettes in a Basket

 These are chocolates. The area has quite a few chocolatiers.

 Wood fired Focaccia

 Buy some greens

 Market in action

 Love this kid. All kids should grow up on farms.

 Kurt surrenders. He's leaving soon for a 2 month bicycling tour of New Zealand.
Have a great ride, dude.

 Ruthie working the Miller booth
Miller Farm-Oldest continually working farm in Vermont

John Miller's succulents (different Miller)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Saturday 11/26/16

Post Thanksgiving Market-Still drawing a crowd. There is snow on the mountains, but not in the local valley. That means skiers can cruise into town on their way to Killington, and easily do some shopping-Like at the Winter Market.

 Pottery and Pickles

 And more Pottery. That's Susan D. avoiding my camera.

Orchard Hill Bakery makes this swell Focaccia. during the summer, they do Wednesday Bake-Your-Own-Pizza nights. It's a fun time.

 Little Baguettes.

What would a Market Watch be without Ruthie-This time hair down. I remember Ruth when her mother Mahla used to bundle her up and sit her in the back of Miller's booth.

Winter squashes (squash?)

Sample some Quince.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday 11/12/16

Still no snow-still warm. We could be marketing outside. But here they are in the River Garden. There was supposed to be coffee here, but none in sight. Maybe next year I'll do the winter market. We'll see.

 Bigan-pronounced "Bee-Jan", sells fragrant soaps.

 Jerry produces everything on his farm by hand. Nice maple syrup.

Kurt and Orchard Hill Bakery bread. They fire the ovens for two days, get them to about 6-700 degrees, then bake many many loaves day and night.

 Patty makes pastries that look too good to eat-but I eat them anyway. They taste great.

 Ruthie sells Miller's apples.

The winter market has fresh produce. I don't know how these guys do it.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Winter Market 11/3/16

Winter Market started. It is located indoors at the River Garden, right in the middle of town. I don't do this market because reasons, but I decided to cover it for the Market Watch Blog. Seems like a pretty good opening day.

 Nice sized crowd of marketgoers.

 Patty's beautiful confections

Buy your squeeze a ring.

 Ruthie's back

 Trish and Chris with their Good Body Products.

Here are some nice greens.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Saturday 10/29/16

Last Market of the season-Well, last outdoor Market. Indoor Market starts next week at the Rusting Green House downtown. That's the River Garden to most people.
The last Market was cold, rainy, windy, and very well attended. I guess folks want to get Jerry's cabbage flowers while they still can. Very good bluegrass duo played. We all joined in a group picture for the FB page. 

 Nice Alpaca hats to keep you warm this Winter

 One of Jerry's cabbage flowers

 Here's some more

Mother Nature decided to make an "in situ" sculpture of the Dim Sum booth.

 Dude with his wind spinney things

 More end-of-season wind damage

 Jerry packing up for the last time till next May


Check out the New Barnyard Serenaders.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Saturday 10/22/16

Holy Cow! Rain falling in sheets, gale force winds, hail the size of golf balls-NOT! The weather forecast was once again wrong. We had a cool, overcast day at Market. Tons of leaves-More than I remember from years past. Must be climate change-Everything else gets blamed on it.

 Cute, big hatted kid.

 Look at these cool eggplants.

 Fall flowers abound.

 Marsupial Mom carries Joey in pouch.

 Little squash (squashes?)

 Steps lead to upper parking lot. It's a scenic Market, not just a bunch of carts in a parking lot.

 Varee smiles through the cold-Warmer in Thailand.

 Wells the roving philosopher and Amelia, resident reflexologist hang out by my stove.

What to choose..what to choose..