Well, it finally happened-The last regular Market of 2010. These last 6 months(!) flew by for me. I met a bunch of new people and snapped tons of pictures. Even though I’ll be really glad to wake up at a normal hour next Saturday, I already miss being outside at Market, selling my stuff and yakking away with everyone who walks by. Here are some random pix of the great folks who braved the cold, windy weather to come and say good-by till next year. Oh, right-don’t forget the Saturday-Before-Thanksgiving Market, and the Winter Market indoors downtown. Later- Rara Avis.
Monday, October 25, 2010
A perfect fall day-Galen and I moved here from the city years ago, partly so that when a great day like this occurred, we would already be here to enjoy it Visitors were visibly impressed by the sunny, cool, colorful scene.
This kind of Vermont day makes people hungry, and the prepared food vendors were quite busy. Visitors drank gallons of fine apple cider from the Miller farm, heated, one cup at a time.
One more Saturday. Rara Avis
Here is my favorite Market theme. Years ago, as little girls, these women came to Market with their mother. Now we see the grown up mom, sister and child.
Monday, October 11, 2010
A nice, crisp fall day-squashes, pumpkins, asters, apples, eggplants, various greens. Also pies, cakes, burritos, soup, dim sum, pad thai, chai, chicken sticks, coffee, tea, lemonade, wine, gelato, turnovers. Then there’s fantasy kids’ wear, jewelry, soap, hats, wool, fabrics, pottery. Ooh, I forgot granola, attitude adjustments (massage), brick oven baked bread, pizza, carrots, maple syrup, root beer, donuts, music , dance. Then there is all the stuff I forgot. Sheesh, this place has everything.
We had many visitors from far away-Las Vegas, Poland, Ohio, India, California, Mali, Florida, etc. Everyone loved the scene, the products, the weather.
Two musical acts performed. A jazz band played jazz standards. Then the Morris Women performed the legendary and dangerous sword dance. Three Markets to go. Rara Avis.
Monday, October 4, 2010
So its October already. I think we had our first actual cool day since June. Had the woodstove working last night. More firewood(seasoned) is on the way. Since Sevca sealed up our house in ’08, firewood consumption has decreased markedly.
Guess what? The drought seems to be over. Our well is full again. The three days of rain this week was a boon for everyone locally, and it must have reset the leaves to their traditional stages of turning colors, because it looks like peeper season is now right on time.
Market was quite well attended, with kids playing in the fallen leaves and visitors demanding an unusual amount of hot coffee. The only bummer was the absence of music-first time this year-so we all joined in a community sing. We did “Stairway to Heaven” for the assembled multitude, and formed a giant high kick line. See the attached video. Next week-“California Gurls”.
Wherever Lek goes, a halo surrounds her. Hey, does that guy over Lek's right shoulder have his pants on backwards?
Monday, September 27, 2010
Hey, the warm weather’s hanging in. It feels good, except for the part where the local drought continues.
Even though the weather has stayed warm for the calendar, leaves have already started to turn, and even fall. Our traveling visitors love the scene, with the colors, the kids kicking leaves, the smells of a variety of cooking foods.
For me it means the Market year is drawing to a close. I have definite mixed feelings on the subject. While I anticipate the end of Market season-by this time I’m ready to sleep in on a Saturday morning and I have many chores to catch up-Yet I know I will miss the experience of being at Market, with all my old and new friends and neighbors.
Well, the good news is that next year’s Market will be welcome and new again. 5 more Markets. Rara Avis.