Finally had rain, though a nice, gentle shower. A steady, if not huge, stream of visitors strolling through Market. Two weeks in a row of excellent music-this week a kind of country swing duo with a great yodeler. Tons of strawberries, big juicy ones. I heard several versions of the same sentiment-"This is the best farmers market I have ever seen". Enjoy the pix.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Once again expecting rain all day, we were blessed with dry weather in the 70's.
I have the most amazing conversations at Market-Discussed the Bund in Shangai, China with a woman who had lived there.
There was a group of kids doing laps around the Market circle, stopping each lap to buy donuts and teacakes. The band had a great, driving bluegrass sound. I think they are my favorite of the season so far.
Semi-overcast weather is fine by me-increases coffee sales.
Federal Witness Protection can be rough when crazy guy points his Nikon at you.
These guys have impeccable musical timing. Also, the fiddle player has quite a voice, which carried through the surrounding crowd noise.
The same duo a hundred years ago.
Farmers appreciate the coffee.
Monday, June 15, 2009
I don't remember this many early Markets-in-a-row without rain. This season has had a spectacular start. Visitors can't stop grinning-the good weather, the intense green-its just like the popular image of Vermont. Galen and I moved here 25 years ago, in part, so that when the weather gets like this, we would be here and not miss it.
Considering Thai food options.
How about pickled Easter Egg radishes?
All together now, Awwww........
Welcome back, Dina!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Probably the slowest fair-weather Saturday of the season. The Heifer stroll draws a huge crowd in the morning, making attendence at Market rather sparce.
Though small in number, the Market visitors got into the fine Vermont spring day, visiting booths, hanging with friends, and enjoying the music.
Where's Dan Quayle when you need him?
Thelma and Louise live!