Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Farmer's Market

This morning Beth and I went down to the Farmer's Market. The sun was breaking through the clouds and it was already quite busy at 10 AM. As September approaches, late Summer flowers are in full bloom. Sunflowers, Zinnias, Dahlias and Rudbeckia dominated the bouquets. Red, orange and yellow are the colors of the season. Beautiful.

This was a display of "Pablano" Peppers and Eggplants. The colors together were beautiful.

We also saw Watermelon at the market for the first time this year. They were joined by many varieties of Cantaloupe.

It wouldn't be late Summer in Oregon without sweet corn. Pictured above is an artfully arranged display. We bought two ears here.

The new item for me this week was the first appearance of the year of fresh apples. There were from an orchard in Pleasant Hill and were "Ida Red" a variety I have never tried. They had samples to taste. It was a delicious combination of sweet with a touch of tart. So I had to buy one! One of the best parts of the morning was bumping into my friend Bev. She was running the Slow Food Booth. They are hosting a local foods meal soon and were gathering signatures in support of local , healthy foods in our schools. Great work Bev!

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