Monday, May 22, 2017

Saturday 5/20/17

Finally! A cool, sunny day for Market. I didn't need to squeegee off my counter before setting up-Yay! Everything is getting greener by the day. Green fills my eyes, my soul. I am green-in the Green Mountain State.

This early in the season farmers bring a combination of "put by" items like jams, maple syrup and vinegar, along with an increasing amount of new crops. Each week brings a different look to farm booths.

Looking down from my booth-It's the breakfast dudes, then Varee and Tasha Thai food, then the juice people, followed by chai guy, Taste of India, and Gelato.

Terrie and Lulu

How "secret"can the Sheriff be? Today was Kid's Day-In the background you can see a kid selling what looks like paper towels at a table.

Busy sand box. Nice sunshine.

Pregnant Lady of the Week

Smiling mom with cute kid

Leaning in for breakfast. This booth has become very popular.

Mom and Dad with 4 boys here, one at another event, and 1 on the way. SIX BOYS!!

Crowds of people standing around-A perfect Market.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Saturday 5/13/17

Well, no rain, but still cold and damp. Luckily I have a stove-heated booth, and there is another stove in the booth next door. Other vendors gather around to warm their hands on the stove, and on cups of hot coffee.
Like last week, the crowd showed up late and in force. We had a down home country band playing. A few more regulars stopped by. My booth buddy braved the weather with coat and gloves, sampling and selling her kale pesto. It's a somewhat soft start for the season-still looking for the sun.

Look at that smile! Those dimples!. Terrie is a dynamo. She made my cool price cards.

Nice ear muffs. Check out the emo kid.

NECCA Circus School handed out clown noses.

Intrepid Manager Meghan hauls trash.

Last year he had the "Wheel of Bread". Now Kurt rocks the "Wheel of Awesome". Come for a spin.

Kid on the Move

Check out the Rose Petal Jam.

There's a Vermonter-Out in the cold in flip-flops.

Get your bedding plants. Put them in the ground when weather permits-Memorial Day?

Two Hits and a Miss get kids dancing.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Opening Day Saturday May 6 2017

Well, this IS Vermont-so rain fell in torrents for about two hours. It was just us vendors standing around drinking coffee, shouting to each other to be heard above the din of rain.

Then-the rain stopped and the sun sprang up in the sky-And suddenly the place got packed with Market goers. We had music and dancing and kids jumping in puddles. My year has begun!

New guys at Market! Cooking breakfast! On this Garland stove! On a trailer! Praise be!

Mahla Miller, looking absolutely thrilled. Don't worry, warm weather coming soon.

Here's some kids enjoying the weather.

That's a one-piece rain suit. Kid just rolled around in the water. Mom and Dad probably hosed him off later
Cute Kid of the Week

The Morris Dancers graced us with their presence, bringing good luck for the Market season. Check out this link.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Saturday 3/11/17

Who ordered this cold weather, and where do I write to complain? Well, it was warm inside, and a large crowd perused the offerings. Only two winter markets to go, then back to the outdoors. Yay!
 What is that? Cheese? Chocolate? No! It's soap.

Rosi and her art cards will also be at Market this summer.

Here is one of Rosi's great cards.

 Chocolate makers are always happy. And it's legal!

 Farming connects people.

 Join a CSA-That's Community Supported Agriculture. Look at the size of those carrots.

 Kurt recently got back from a bicycle trip through New Zealand. Welcome back, Kurt!

 Patty sees a unicorn coming through the door. What is really in her pastries?

 Sue Dunning incognito, as usual.

Susan of Deer Ridge Farm strikes a provocative pose behind some branches.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Saturday 2/18/17

Very busy Market Saturday. The Harris Hill Ski Jump has drawn a large crowd of visitors. Many of them stopped downtown and came to the market. Weather is perfect for both events-Piles of snow with moderate temps in the 30s.

 Winter market makes a great lunch venue. Here's a plate of dim sum, served up by Adam.

 Check out their web site. Cai's Dim SumTeahouse and Catering.

 The lunch area has grown this season. People can eat while enjoying live music.

And here it is..

Some front to back views of the atrium.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday 2/11/17

We're in between snow storms.Tomorrow's is forecast to drop 6-12 inches. The snow blanket is good for fruit trees-keeps roots from freezing. Temps are seasonable, 20s daytime and low teens at night. The best part of Winter for me is sitting by the wood stove, watching the fire glow through the glass doors.

Miller Farm apples

CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, is a popular way for families to assure a constant supply of fresh farm products.

 The River Garden Atrium

Patty Austin's baked items belong in an art museum.

 More of Patty's cookies. She has written a cookbook. Check out her story in the Commons newspaper;

 Bread Baker's Manifesto

 The River Garden also serves as an art exhibit. Here is a painting hanging on the wall.

Say Hi to Susan. Hi, Susan!