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Farmers markets

Oh, I love me some farmers markets.  I love the festival feeling. I love the little individual stalls. I love the flowers. I love the fruits and vegetables. I love the hand made goods. I love being out and about, milling around other people admiring all these things I love.

As it turns out, this week has been designated Farmers Market Week here in the State of Washington. Farms and fresh food are definitely something worth celebrating, if you ask me.

I love farmers markets
I love farmers markets
I love farmers markets
I love farmers markets
I love farmers markets
I love farmers markets
I love farmers markets

Gem loves the markets as well. She loves the flowers, especially, and all the colors, the crowds, the blueberries, and all the energy.

I love farmers markets

Today, we went to the farmers market in Renton. This one had a bonus of a kids area, staffed with volunteers, with homemade play-dough and cookie cutters to make ornaments.

I love farmers markets
I love farmers markets

Gem was so taken with the dahlias that an elderly woman working in one of the stalls gave her one.  Gem was beside herself.

I love farmers markets

Then she spent the rest of our time at the market looking for the white water-filled buckets that were used the anchor the tents.

Why?

Her flower needed water. So she she made a job for herself of finding all those water buckets, and dipped her flower’s stem in the water of every single one of those buckets at the market.

I love farmers markets


There are more farmers markets in the state than I imagined. I hadn’t even heard of the Renton market till we visited it today. Here’s a listing of more farmers markets in Washington State. Go check them out.

Seattle writer, Judy Schwartz Haley, blogs about raising a toddler while battling cancer, finishing a degree, and fending off ninjas. Also, she needs more coffee.
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