Monday, November 2, 2009

Saturday Market, November 1, 2008

OK, finally the last Market...well except for the Thanksgiving Market...and of course the Winter Market which starts this coming Saturday downtown...except for all that, the last Market of the year. I must admit that I look forward to getting up after daybreak. I won't know what to do with myself...except for all the yard work and wood stacking and car repairs and...and...except for all those things I won't know what to do with myself. I usually get through the holidays without giving the Market much of a thought. Then, when Winter really hits, and there's what feels like 18 months to go before Spring, then I'll start the countdown to next year's Market. Here are some random pix from the "last" Market. Have a good Winter-see everyone after hibernation. Rara Avis

Scene from the hit movie, "Men Who Stare at Empty Coffee Cups.

Best Halloween outfit of the day-Lisa came dressed as a massage table.

Yeah..we're ready for some time off.

BMC kids-that's Brattleboro Music Center.

More BMC.

Yet more...

Bevis and Butthead watch TV (That's Butthead on the left). "Heh, heh, heh...Lets go break something."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Saturday Market, October 24, 2009

My post is late this week. Took me til today to unfreeze. Yow ! That was the most miserable weather I've seen at Market in a very long time. We had about 2/3 of the vendors and 1/4 of the visitors. Just the hard core of both groups. It was good for a laugh, though. And I had the freedom to visit my fellow vendors who dared to set up in the cold deluge.
I think the best thing about the Brattleboro Farmers Market involves the dedication of vendors to be there "rain or shine", and the pure bravery of our loyal customers who come out, galoshes on foot and umbrellas in hand to lend their support to our cause; local producers selling their home made products directly to the public.
1 market to go. Rara Avis

Coolest footwear at Market.

"Yes, Ma'am, I've been eating this here goat meat for years. Its deelishus, I tell ya!"

Cute potatoes. Just cut up and broil.

Lunch rush.

Electric radishes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Saturday Market, October 17, 2009

Another cool, crisp Autumn day. Visitors and vendors bundled up against the rather raw breeze. When the sun peeked out from behind the clouds, it felt positively balmy.
I saw several visiting Brits, all of whom seemed alarmed by the cold weather.
One gent from the UK said that it never gets this cold in Blighty. I asked him about all those Dickens stories and post cards that depict the English countryside as snow covered in winter, to which he replied that its all rubbish. He hasn't seen snow in years.
So, what about it? Anyone out there who can confirm or deny snowy UK winters?
2 weeks to go.

Vermont October+Outdoors=Hungry

Any kid's default position is always play. Why can't adults be like that?

Our hidden camera catches up with noted 60's radical Rosanne "Slice" Scamardella, who specialized in knocking over pizza joints.

Look at this handsome family unit. Couldn't you just put 'em in your pocket?

Mom says that this kid insists on a donut every Saturday at Market, cold weather or not.

These musicians were great.
How does he play that fiddle with bare hands?
It was about a million below zero out there.

Its cold!! Buy a hat already.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Saturday Market, October 10, 2009

A mongo tree peeper day. The Market swarmed with visitors from away. We had 3-count em-3 musical acts. The rock and roll kid returned for the third year, now playing banjo and slide mandolin. Next up was a traditional Celtic band. Last came the Morris Dancers doing the incredible sword dance.
The day flew by for me-it always does when the Market is this busy. 3 Markets to go.

First act. I think he was playing the "Underture" from "Tommy".

Second act. Check out the cool drum.

Third act. Careful with those swords!

Purple Lady rockin' it.

Virginia? No, Vermont. Valhalla? Maybe.

Vermont Autumn outside tweaks the appetite.

Color and clouds. Actually I think the colors pop more in overcast conditions.

Boula contemplates a wooden fiver.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday Market, October 3, 2009

Yow! Its October already-enough with the rain! We had rain, heavy at times, and low temps. Even with that, the day was remarkably well attended.
A tour bus from Connecticut came by early in the day carrying hungry, coffee seeking tourists. Four Markets to go.

Its apple season.

Here's a happy, if wet, group of Market goers.

The Wheel o' Bread returns!

Martha's bok choy actually drew an adoring crowd, with people remarking on the size, color, and texture of the plant.

If you have to be out in the rain, at least carry a cool umbrella.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday Market, September 26, 2009

OK, it's that time again-That time when I ask Market visitors "Where in the world is the weather like this all the time?" I can't imagine a better place to live than in this place on this day.
Five Markets to go in the regular season-Last Market on Halloween.

I like the kid-in-a-shirt.

World's greatest down home, bluegrass mountain band.

Jerry smiles!

Cute kid in the sunshine.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday Market September 19, 2009

A great, cool, sunny day. Cool enough that I actually wore a long sleeve shirt-still in shorts, though. We had quite a crowd-lots of out-of-state visitors-early leaf peepers. The band played bluegrass/reggae. There's a combination you don't often hear. Hot coffee flew across my booth. The colors got even brighter.

Ruby checks out the flowers.

Stewie working the booth

Kid's Day table

Thea and friend

Ingrid smiles for two.

To Ruthie, a pie is a deadly weapon. Have fun in California, Ruth.