Farmers Market Plus

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This last Saturday I went to market again. This booth had huge red tomatoes. It was one of the most humid days we have had, where the sweat starts dripping down your back with a minimum of movement.

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They also had buckets of sunflowers that caught my eye as I turned the corner. 75 cents a piece or 3 for 2.00. They drive a hard bargain.

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Since it was a very warm and humid day I decided to try out an all natural artisan popsicle. As you can see there were many flavors to choose from and I stepped into the lengthy line for a mango pop. It was cold and very frozen and also not too sweet. They should have had a very profitable day.

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I couldn’t pass up the corn on the cob, it’s a family favorite. Since my arms were burdened down with bags and flowers the man kindly picked and bagged the corn for me. I felt grateful for that.

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My ultimate goal was to choose fresh flowers. This fresh flower and produce booth had many bucketful in the early part of the day but when I got there I had to be really choosy. She gave me a very generous deal on what I chose and then gladly stood so I could take her picture.

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That was Saturday and now moving forward to Tuesday a front had moved through and the day was fabulous! Warm in the sun, nice breeze in the shade. Fluffy clouds resulting in a perfect summer day. Even my front porch flowers were loving it. They looked particularly pretty today with their peach sherbet colored flowers.

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I set up outside on the porch so I could take in the day and still be productive. Here I was with my afternoon coffee, water, Ipad and working on my little quilt. All the while I was able to look out at the green field (we have had A LOT of rain), the blue water of the pond and listening to all the sounds. Birds singing, airplanes flying over, cars driving down the road, I could even at times feel the light spray from the fountain.

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Another angle of my sight. It was very blissful and serene.

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Marked for embroidery with the Mark-B-Gone water soluble ink pen.

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The marks around the sun are for quilting. The inside of the sun is finished. I find that I put many sun images in my work. I must relate it to happiness and that goes along with sunflowers. I hope where you live that you had an equally as nice day. Thanks for stopping!

 

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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!