Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Saturday 6/24/17

Rain early, then sunny and warm. Puddles abounded for the splash kids. The Incurable Semantics played their down-home music. Breakfast guys returned with their great strawberry shortcake. This feels like the wettest summer weather in a long time. Large spiders and mushrooms everywhere. Trees got even greener. Love it here.

The Semantics tearing it up

People just grin at Market.

Forever lovely Imelda

Puddle Splasher of the Week

My friend Smiley keeping her hair dry-big date tonight.

Market goers discussing the events of the day.

Wells Cunningham (great name) wants berries. He has been coming to Market for years. Tells me stories of his youth on the farm-he's 93-and relates his experiences during WW2 in the Pacific. Wells is a great guy.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Saturday 6/17/17

Once again we missed the almost constant rain that continues to fall. The overcast Market day proved successful, with puddles for splashy kids and a cool tuned steel drum band. The breakfast dudes returned to everyone's delight. I love breakfast for lunch.

Food bank/anti-hunger advocates. I like the aggressive carrot symbol.

I guess it wasn't that warm-folks look bundled up.

Those barbecue looking things are tuned drums. They make a great sound.

Jerry's flowers

Gang girls sporting colors of the dreaded Zumba gang.

Always wear your helmet to the market. Never know when a flying eggplant might attack.

The aforementioned flower dude Jerry discussing world issues with Kurt.

Have there been studies about kids and puddles? All kids at market go for them.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Saturday 6/10/17

Everything is fully green in Vermont now. Nice warm sunny day at Market. Kids Day kids set up tables selling their kid made goods, mostly baked goods. A dude played guitar and fiddle. Families abounded, with kids racing around. I honestly don't know what could be better than being here.

Look at these little cuties selling muffins! Can they be 5 years old?

Pretty in pink

Kid with hat

And her sis in another hat

Cool hairdos of the week

Pete used to come to Market carrying his daughter. Now here he is carrying his grand child.

Cute donut kid

Not too late for bedding plants

Market goers appreciate Andrea's pottery.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Saturday 6/3/17

Another great weather day. We had a good crowd, even though it was the very annoying cow parade day. The "Strolling of the Heifers" is an annual event, supposedly in support of local agriculture, which has the effect of harming the very farmers that it claims to help. Several Market visitors told me that they went down to the parade, but were put off by the increasingly corporate tone of the event, and so came to Market for the more local, peaceful atmosphere. 

First pic of Imelda this season. Ain't she pretty!

Here's the Putney Co-op contingent. That's Lulu with the leggings.

Carson now sells strawberry shortcake.

Kids always know what to do outside. Adults don't need to direct them.

Pure bred Russian Rat Chaser

Lynn catches me snapping a pic.

Lily, sister of George Dutton, carrying her niece Lydia, who looks totally uninterested.

Smiling cow parade refugee.

Dude sits and listens to the barefoot clarinet player, who along with the guitar man, play a selection of old Dixieland jazz.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Saturday 5/27/17

GIGANTIC MARKET! More than the entire population of Vermont walked through the place today. I met many old friends who hung out at the booth catching up. It's why I do market-the social atmosphere there adds meaning and continuity to my life. It's great for all the little kids to be there, building memories that they will carry forever. And, the weather was perfect.

Rare recent photo of notorious 60s radicals, Art "The Eagle" Shullman, and Suzy "Cream Cheese" Bartlett. They used to spend their time as animal activists, "liberating" captive emus and llamas. Now they sell handmade tchotchkes at their rainbow-themed booth.

Maple in her Market costume. How cute.

Yet another celeb tours the market. It's none other than Jimmy Buffett! Parrot Heads Rejoice!

First appearance this season-Cindy rocking her Bad Liver t-shirt.

Kids still love donuts.

Smiley kid with Mom and Sis

Terrie stirring her pesto tortellini

Lynn and Chloe unite in stripes. Iphone has been grafted to her hand so she can't lose it.

Mom with an interesting kid-carrier

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.