I am not talking about baseball season or fishing, I am excited about Opening Day of the Farmer’s Market.
The place is full of bustle and hum and there is a good row of trucks lined up behind the booths. Several of the eateries were in full swing. A band was working its magic on the crowd and several boys were strumming away on guitars at the far end.
We could see pansy bowls, garden vegetable starts, wooden puzzles and toys, jewelry, smoked meats, organic chickens, fish market, wintered apples and D’anjou pears, homemade soaps, bee houses and bird houses, baby clothing, tied died everything, and of course the organic berry farmer with lots of jam and syrups on hand.
Every kind of artistry you can imagine in every third stall.
The Master Gardeners were not open yet so a lovely young woman was doing face painting at their spot and the palm reader was set up under her umbrella next to the banjo pickers.
Candy man and Salsa man had stacks and stacks of their treats laid out on tables and all three bakeries had long lines and bright, wholesome treats and breads. It was a feast to just feel and smell and enjoy.
Something new to add to our adventure; Veronica’s Living Wreaths is a new booth and we found just the right one to enhance our front door. They are made of moss and ferns and will do well in our shady north facing porch. If they get dry – stick it in a pan of water for about an hour.
This is also opening day of the Tulip Festival. I am afraid that the tulips are not open yet because of our seriously cold, wet spring. Well have a sigh and never fear the daffodils are hearty and in full swing.
Oh! and this maybe the best part of it all – Sunshine – All day Sunshine! Thermometer moving towards 60 degrees and 4 more days predicted of SUNSHINE!
Do you have a farmer’s market to enjoy? What is your favorite adventure on a Spring day?
How is the weather in your neck of the woods?
Please don’t forget about the writing contests!