So today I finally took the walk a handful of blocks over to the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market. I wasn’t sure exactly how long it would take, so I suited up in workout gear. It wasn’t necessary, it turns out.
I enjoyed the walk over to University. First stop was 7-11 where I could get a water and cash. Then I started my stroll. Farmer’s Markets are rather interesting to me. If you remember any of my posts from my travels, you know how much I love open markets. A big difference, here, of course, is that no one is selling pig parts, or chicken feet or beetles!
I slowly walked the aisle to get a sense of what was on offer. I love all the food booths. Seems to be food from all over the world at the market. And the second half of the row, there was plenty of fresh produce with a wise variety of items.
The people-watching is also fabulous. Some folks were there simply to been seen. Others are clearly regulars and do their fresh-food shopping for the week. Some are tourists, as evidence by the frequent photos they take.
For this first visit, I was the one who was there for the flowers. Granted, I’m a little short on vases, but I like that I could repurpose a couple of Sapporo beer bottles and my pasta sauce jar to house these lovely arrangements.
I look forward to visiting the Farmer’s Market more often. I’ll report back soon!