May 22, 2010

Farmers Market Saturdays

A short news clip from the Portland, Oregon Farmers Market shows that there is much more than just fruit and veggies at markets across the country. Most markets also have many booths of artisans selling their goods, as well as healers, readers, and entertainers.

At our market today, we had a Spanish Guitar player who was incredible, and on the next block, a four-piece jazz band was playing. Each week the musicians are rotated to give so many of our talented locals a chance to perform.

If you are in the area, Portland's market runs every Saturday!

10 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how cool....i want to go! i want my pic taken with jimmy!!!

the wild magnolia said...

How fun is that....way fun!!!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Wow, we have a market here in Albuq. but not cool like that... Too cool.

mxtodis123 said...

What a great place!!! So many different items...so much more than a Farmer's Market.
Mary

Dede said...

WOW! There is so much going on there! A terrific way to spend a weekend. Fun,fun,fun!

(((HUGS)))

Little Messy Missy said...

I love the idea of having musicians at a farmers market...I have never seen that done before.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

I was out saturday and found some great little treasures.. I can hardly wait for it to get into the full swing of things...

happycrone said...

now you would think that since I live only about 60 miles away I would make it!!! Bad Crone!

Mary said...

The market sounds like it would make for a fun day. Our Saturday Market is a bit more downscale, but we have loads of vendors and green grocers. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Aine Butler-Smith said...

I love the farmer's market. Ours is kind of lame compared to those we had in the midwest. I'm in Las Vegas now, and...well...the desert doesn't really lend itself to too much farming! But we have some small local efforts, a couple that come in from Cali, and some crafts and food vendors. It is still fun to go to and the fresh food that is there is wonderful and appreciated.