as autumn visits on and off these first few weeks...we
head to our franklin farmer's market.
last saturday was supposed to be an arts and craft day
at the market but we were under a deluge of rain and it was a no go.
this saturday what a difference....the sun was shining brightly...the
air was crisp....the wind was blowing quite blustery.
we waited until it warmed up to go.
one thing i love...when the artists come to
the market....creativity is in the air.
you can sense it with all those highly creative people in one place.
i love to see how they display their wares.
this lovely old door with glass knobs held pieces of handmade jewelry.
the glass panes had been replaced with chicken wire...so great.
baskets emptied by people buying fresh real
food from the local growers. real farmers....people you get to
know and discover how they do things....organically.
not just labeled organic but the real workers of the farming
community that labour for us to have this amazing food.
farmers....i love how they proudly fly their flags at every market.
it is an american tradition of the deepest kind.
here a jeweler patiently shows abbey how to use tools to make a
chain...we were so intrigued with it she agreed to come to our house
and give abbey and i a lesson. this is something i have always wanted to try.
now abbey and i can do it together.
now abbey and i can do it together.
j.r. and dh talking farming. we buy a lot of good stuff from this farm.
here's trish and her son from beaverdam creek farm, our csa
(community supported agriculture.) we bought shares of
their farm at the beginning of the growing season and get a
basket of their homegrown goodness every week.
we cook what we get and that is how we plan our meals.
another farm we love is windy acres farm...we got beatrice from them.
we buy our lamb from them and also bought a share in a cow
on their farm so we could have fresh raw milk.
of pumpkins. these were so large....
they had a tractor trailer load full of them.
we take buster brown(our chesapeake bay retriever) every weekend.
lots of people bring their dogs and most are trying to socialize them with
other dogs, kids, and people of all sizes and shapes....most don't mind taking a few
minutes and letting you pet or photograph their canines. abbey particularly likes
this about being there. two adorable cavalier king charles spaniels.
although i refrained from buying one of these beauties.
kettle corn is always a favourite at the market.
as a gardener i am always drawn to bird houses...
her showing me the birdhouse...first things first....i say.
the same birdhouse maker said this gourd was an accident...
he was explaining that while making a birdhouse out of this
large gourd it broke so he made this very colourful bowl instead...i said you should
make that kind of mistake more often. he smiled.
lovely jewelry....displayed very beautifully.
abbey liked this maker of jewelry...quite a bit.
there are always such diverse things to see....like brunswick beeworks...
local raw honey(which is great for allergies).....
we did bring home some wonderful smelling beeswax candles....perfect for
burning on these cooler autumnal nights.
this is a farm....new to the market this year and i love it.
was from this girl's farm. see that pumpkin...it called my name as i
went by it and i had to take it home too.
how she is willing to sell me things from her displays.
farmer's market this weekend....lots of pumpkins....green ones.
flat ones....white ones.....mums....red ones.....several squashes to display...
first it was a good deal....second i am supporting my local economy....and thirdly,
i know there are no pesticides residing on my newly decorated kitchen table.
autumn is my favourite time of the year and i am relishing in every day....
every moment.....every chance i get.