Saturday, October 9, 2010

Farmers Market

The Edmonton area has lots of farmer's markets in the summer and fall. A new one opened up not far from our place so Lloyd and I decided to go check it out today. This is the third consecutive weekend of beautiful fall weather so it was lovely to be able to go outside and enjoy it.

Here are some of the things we spotted at the market today.

These woven bracelets were a huge splash of color. There were several jewellery stalls but I didn't think I should take pictures of them all.

Rutabagas -or turnips - they're all the same to me. One of my favorite fall vegetables, especially in stew.

Beautiful red ripe tomatoes, on the vine. Don't they look wonderful! We bought a vine containing six of them. Whenever I asked someone if I could take a picture of their products and produce, I felt I should buy something too. Luckily I got over that after half a dozen or so pictures.

These were so cute, especially the baby ones - sassy sayings on Tee shirts.

Pies - pumpkin, apple, Saskatoon berry to name a few. We didn't buy any of them because I'm going to make a lemon meringue pie later this afternoon.

Knitted goods. I love the purple hat in the back and would have bought it if I were a hat person.

I've never been to a farmers market where there wasn't popcorn for sale. Kettle corn is especially yummy! Didn't buy any though.

The lady who owned this stall let me taste two of her honeys - wildflower and clover. I bought a jar of clover honey - tasted just like the honey my grandmother used to make.

I visited awhile with this lovely lady. She's a scrapbooker who recently turned to card making. She had lots of beautiful cards on display. I had to check them all out.

Lovely grapes brought over from British Columbia

...and apples

Beautiful fruit basket at the BC fruit stall. The stall owner let us taste a delicious apple pear so we bought a bag of them.

And carrots - picked yesterday - very sweet and delicious. I bought 3 lbs. for carrot casserole for tomorrow's Thanksgiving dinner.

Lovely homemade bread, baked in a stone oven. We bought a white loaf and a whole wheat loaf.

One stall had these cute baby shower 'cakes' made from disposable diapers and baby stuff - very cute in blue, pink, and green and yellow.

It was a great way to spend an hour or so on a lovely fall day. We'll have to go again next week if the weather holds.


Emtron said...

looks nice Mum. glad there's a good farmer's market happening way down south there.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh- it was such a nice Farmer's Market - I just love, love, love Farmer's Markets and your pictures - awesome!


Jane said...

I love farmer's markets and the creativity of those who show their goods never ceases to amaze me. Love the gorgeous tomatoes - we had a really bad year for tomatoes here. Usually, by August, we can't give them away, but not this year,


RH (aka Lucy) said...

I love those things. Wish I'd been there. Arizona doesn't have them a lot. I guess not like the kind I grew up with.

Sara_HB said...

You don't need to be a hat person to wear a tuque, Mum.