Oct 4, 2009

Farmers Market Saturdays

This is the famers market in the next town that I attend. It runs from May to October and spans two blocks of Main Street that is closed off to traffic, so we can wander the booths full of beautiful fruits and veggies! There are also bakeries, artisans, musicians, and performers. And, it's a great time to pop into those Main Street stores I've always wanted to check out!


I've never seen an artichoke flower before. Now I want to plant them, just so I can have some of these on my table next Autumn!

Heirloom tomatoes in a rainbow of colors - yum!

We stumbled upon this motley crew of Morris dancers. They call themselves the "Black Sheep." (Sorry about the photo quality. It was freezing yesterday, and I was being a lazy photographer - preferring to try to keep my hands warm than take a great picture.)
Although I hauled home quite a bit from the market yesterday - it didn't stop me from going shopping today for more Halloween decorations and treats. I found a fab skull and a black cat candy dish (which I will not fill....yet.)
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

11 comments:

Judith said...

I planted artichoks one year, in pots on my patio... I had to start them inside like 2 months early, but it worked and I was able to get quite a few... but a lot of work! and they don't come back each year.. to cold here

Bridgett said...

Oh wow...I didn't know artichokes even bloomed! Those are stunning.

That Farmer's Market looks amazing, btw.

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The Traveler said...

Those performers remind me of a cross between the danse macabre and the dark morris. Definately cool.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Who even knew that artichokes flowered? Beautiful!

clairedulalune said...

The market looks amazing! I love markets and all the noise and colour!

Lisa said...

I kept waiting for you to tell us you were joking and they just put a flower in the end of the artichoke. :) Now I want some! The market looks like a lot of fun! Love your rainbow pic of the tomatoes.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I knew artichokes where thistles but I never saw one in bloom, how pretty!

motheralice said...

Fabulous artichoke flower! My husband likes to grow them 'cause the leaves look good in the garden (architectural plants or some such..) Market looks wonderful!

Dixie X. King said...

the artichoke flower is sooooo neat! makes me wanna grow 'em too!

Krissy said...

LOVE all the colors in the tomatoes! Gorgeous!

Ametisti said...

When you where wandering downtown did you make it into the wonderful used book store? It has to be my favorite store in all of Penticton!