Sunday, June 16, 2013

Market Fun


Saturday was a fun day at the market. Two markets in fact. I got up early and heading out for the 10 minute drive to Sackville for their outdoor Farmers Market.   The early spring vegetables are out and the food vendors are to-die-for. Lots of yummy ethnic foods, from Chinese, Polish, Indian and German delights.
I always stop at the German baking table ;)

And until my farm co-op program starts, here is a few veggies. And it didn't hurt that it was a gorgeous sunny day. There's not much better than strolling through a farmers market on a sunny Saturday morning.

And after I got home I headed to our Downtown to take in the first ever Amherst Artisans Market. I could hardly believe my eyes. There were people everywhere !! And that is not something you typically see in our downtown in the summer. I loved it. It looked alive and vibrant. Local artists, musicians and food vendors were all over the place. Some in the Park, some inside various stores and many more on the sidewalks.






I didn't get to see every vendor but the ones I visited had some beautiful products. The thing about a small town is you can hardly move 10 feet without seeing someone you know and stopping to chat. That's the best part of small town life. And where else can you walk into a shop and the owner says "the kettle is boiled if you want a cup of tea" and you sit and have a cup while you visit and shop?
 
Simply lovely day
 
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15 comments:

  1. Wonderful day Kim, weather looks great too.....Pass a cup on over please, Francine.

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  2. Oh Kim... I want to come live by you! That sounds like an absolutely wonderful event! It sounds like it was really successful!
    Will they hold it again next year?
    What did you buy at that German baking table?
    Hugs!!
    Cathy G

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  3. What fun! Love those Santas that look like they are made from branches.
    Too bad tomorrow is Monday ... sigh.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  4. What fun! I can see the beautiful blue sky in your pics and I can tell it was a great day at the markets! Ours starts in a few weeks and I always enjoy going first thing on a Saturday morning. We live in a small town and you're right about seeing everyone you know...it's the feeling of community that I enjoy here in our little town! Have a good week!

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  5. That does sound like a heavenly way to spend a Saturday. We have no such thing here....although we do have a little farmer's market and I am waiting anxiously on the fresh peas to come. With our late start here, though, I might have quite a wait.... But, ahhhh...the baked goods. That truly would be the only table I needed to shown to..... ;-) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  6. Perfect day.
    What fun.
    Yummy..
    Woolie Hugs

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  7. Looked like fun! Was there something you couldn't live without? That would be great if it can be an annual affair!

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  8. You are right about being nice living in a small town or community and knowing everyone. Oh the new veggies sound so tempting. I bet that you came home with an arm full of goodies. I can feel the pull of the German bakery. I'm glad that you had a nice weekend. Did you pulled some hoops?

    Hugs,
    JB

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  9. perfect day, perfect weather. What more could you want.

    Felicia

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  10. I do love a long stroll through a good farmer's market. Makes me feel healthy - like I'm doing something good for myself. Yours looks like a great one. I've never lived in a small town, but I think I might like it.

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  11. I think it would be so much fun to go do all of that. I am so glad that it was such a great day for you.
    I love the photo of that tractor.

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  12. This sounds like such fun! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the week-end.

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  13. I love farmer's markets. The farmers take such pride in their food and the crafts people with all their wares are usually so creative. What a nice way to spend a Saturday morning.

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  14. wow the carrots on that first table look yummy.
    and the santa's that wonderful. It is so true in a small town the personal connection is there.
    Cathy

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  15. Now that is my kind of day! And I know what you mean about small towns. I've actually decided not to run to the grocery store because I didn't have time to chat before. ")

    Blessings, Debbie

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