Monday, July 25, 2011

Saturday Market July 23, 2011

So, my word of the day is “try”, as in “I’ll try one of those cookies”. I always get a picture of someone taking one of my cookies for a lap around the Market before deciding to buy it. Where does that particular locution come from? Is it a peculiarly American expression? I know that in traditional American advertising, the line “try before you buy” has been common. Or “Once you try it, we know you will buy it”. It always seems odd to hear in the context of baked goods.

Maybe it’s just a way for people to establish distance between buyer and seller. Obviously “trying” a teacake involves actually consuming the teacake, so the expression must have some psychological basis…..or its just habit. Oh well, here’s some pix that you can "try". Rara Avis.

Multi-colored hair, tats, and Mom looking on.

Manager Martha

Tat of the week

Pregnant lady of the week

Mr Natch stops by the Market for a visit.

Katherine and friend

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Saturday Market July 16, 2011

Nice hot, sunny summer day. The place was crowded with happy visitors. Everything, except apples and pumpkins, is in season. We had a bluesy steel guitar and mandolin duo. Also, SIT again graced us with a large(130+) group of Mexican and Cypriot visiting students. I spent time explaining Whoopie Pies and Russian Tea Cakes. Pizzas were flying-Tristan had to bring in reinforcements to help with the crush. These kind of days just fly by. I love it! Rara Avis

Market Madonna and Child

The Bluesy Brothers

Check out the Steel Guitar (Dobro?)

Here's a twofer-Pregnant lady and Tat of the Week.

Anticipating Pizza

Kid reaches for Teacake

Extra Help- They could turn out a pizza in about 90 seconds.

SIT Kids

And more

We have built more picnic benches. People still like the grass.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Saturday Market July 2, 2011

Bob's freeform pizza

Cute kids still love donuts.

Group of Turkish students from S.I.T. They ordered 18 pizzas-the brick oven performed flawlessly.

Tat of the week

Happy young capitalist