Back to the Farmers Market

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My sister Linda and I have not been able to participate in the Auburn Farmers Market for a month but we returned last Saturday. The flowers just keep getting prettier all the time. These were in our view from our parking spot.

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When we get there and get set up she takes a walk to talk with the other vendors while I man the booth and sell the baked goods. We have a great time doing this together.  Next door to us is a vendor called Changing Seasonings. She makes makes many different wonderful seasonings. I will have more about her a little later.

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Flower pots on the street. I loved the ornamental grass at the top. There were several pots all with different colors.

 

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Here is Carrie Murphy, the artisan of seasonings. Her website is www.changingseasonings.com

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Another booth with abundant squash and zucchini.

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This booth had cherries!

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Very nice gentleman, he had kale, zucchini and cucumbers.

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A table of baked goods but very different than ours.

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This week the dogs were abundant.

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This couple stopped at our booth and were so nice that I had to get a picture of them.

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They came and lowered the flag to half staff because of the police shootings.

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Pair of dogs enjoying the shade.

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We spoke at length with this owner. The dog is pampered by the business owners of downtown Auburn. He gets hot dogs, ice cream, all at certain times of the day and he knows when it is time.

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One last pooch to share.

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My purchases from the Changing Seasonings booth. The are 1 tablespoon containers. A nice amount to try before I buy the larger amounts.

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This couple had all kinds of wonderful veggies and fruit. They were so cute when I asked if I could take their picture. She told her husband “come on you gotta stand up!” So we will be there again this Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm on the square in Auburn IN. You won’t be disappointed.

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Lighter red cherries from the Orchard Ridge Farms.

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The deep red cherry’s. I saw many bags of these cherry’s walking by.

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Walking with a purpose, so many smells to sniff. Thanks for checking in!

Left to your own interpretation

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I was helping my sister Linda with her baked goods business at the Auburn Indiana Farmers Market today. It is on the square in front of the courthouse. They have added some sculptural art. I have heard many people say that they don’t like the modern sculptural art and I agree that it is hard to interpret.  I see it that there has to be some kind of physics involved when designing it because it takes much vision and thinking to keep this from falling apart, how is it being held to the ground with only three pieces touching?  This one also at the top where the red dot is, will move with the wind. I think it looks like a person walking and as the piece moves at the top they are observing the world around them.

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 A beautiful arrangement of flowers planted in big pots.

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Such intricate carving around the clock.

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Pretty purple flowers, not sure if they are a form of phlox.

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I don’t know her name but she is one of the vendors. Her father in law has a greenhouse in Michigan and she has been selling the plants every week. They look so healthy and she said she would bring her card next week so I can let you know.

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A little walk to the Cupbearer Cafe, and I come across this interesting light fixture.

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I thought this wall sign was very neat.

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Signs pointing the way. We understand as the weather gets warmer the vendors become more abundant.

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This family was using the sculpture as a photo opportunity.

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Many dogs were taking their walks. My sister is going to make dog treats for them next time.

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Love the look of determination in her face. She picked up some pretty plants.

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These colors are really, really, nice!

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This gentleman stopped by to talk about baked goods.

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Two more dogs are taking their owners for a walk.

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I believe he has spotted something!!

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This little guy and his brother were so busy.

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Let’s go Mom!!

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I kept missing his flip flops.

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He is deciding on his next move.

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Auburn Indiana, the classic car capitol of the Midwest.

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Such a beautiful display of tomatoes from Georgia.

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This little squirrel was busy hiding his nuts.

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Fabulous hanging baskets.

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to market-to market

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It was such a beautiful day I decided to take in The Barr Street Market in Fort Wayne. It was attended well and quite a few booths. Of course I am drawn to the flowers and these were just gorgeous! I should have taken a picture of the cute little guy I bought HUGE marigolds from, but that’s an after thought.

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I liked this colorful sign. I thought about buying some potted herbs from them but decided I should plant what I have first. Maybe next time.

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These ladies had great looking homemade bread and fried pies.

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I love homemade soap. I did buy 6 different bars. They made my car smell so good! The colors are pretty.

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The creams, browns and blacks. So nice! By the way…This is Old Fort Soap Company.

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There were some musicians, which was nice.

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Lush potted plants.

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Kettle Corn, being made right there. See the man stirring the pot? I asked if I could take his picture so he was feigning boredom.

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Many dogs came to the market. Golden retriever puppies are so sweet!

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My Huge Marigold purchase.

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The younger girl had happened to be in my ceramics class in the fall semester 2014. It was nice to see her and the person who owned the booth was her mentor.

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Here is her lovely pottery. This is Parrot Pottery. She uses doilies for the texture.

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A large dog waiting patiently for their owner to make a decision.

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Another one getting a scratch on the head.

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He sat down, deciding that it was going to take awhile.

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I asked if I could take her picture even though I didn’t need any vegetables at the moment. I told her the green was a perfect match for her wares. Was it planned?

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I loved the purple flowers, they were quite stunning.

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One more snap of a pooch walking off happily, tail up and a jaunty step. He must have had as much fun as I did. I will go back another time. There should be more fruits and vegetables. Thanks for stopping!