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Sunshine and the Farmers' Market

What a lovely day it has been today!

I was up very early (more like not having been to sleep last night). I was out of the apartment by 7:00 a.m. and drove into Poulsbo to stop at Sluy's Bakery ( for a cup of coffee and a pecan roll.

It was still too early to go to the market, so I stopped in to Walmart for a few items and then headed to the Farmers' Market.

Though still a bit chilly in the shade yet, the market was buzzing today. With sunshine and a high of 65F (18C) degrees, one might think that it was summer in the Pacific Northwest!

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I made several purchases: Two lamb shanks and a bag full of braising greens from one vendor; two bunches of French breakfast radishes at another; leeks and three apples from one more; and a pastry bar--Texas Pecan Pie Bar--at yet another.

Of course, there was also a cup of fresh, brewed coffee from a local roaster, and a sausage sandwich for lunch.

Our local farmers' markets anywhere I have lived are my favorite pastime on a Saturday morning.

It is to be another beautiful day tomorrow. I am meeting my daughter and her Dad for brunch in Tacoma to celebrate his birthday, which was on Thursday.

© 2015 Coral Levang

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valmnz wrote on April 18, 2015, 6:59 PM

I love going to a good farmers market, especially if you have plenty of time. Glad you're supporting the local roaster too emoticon :smile:

SoundNFury wrote on April 18, 2015, 9:08 PM

Nice! There is a farmer's market near work that I used to go to when I worked the day shift. Love those places! You can get good jerky and nuts and things like that.

seren3 wrote on April 18, 2015, 9:13 PM

What a great market! Ilove places like that. Have a great Sunday!

peachpurple wrote on April 19, 2015, 2:27 AM

the market looks like having a bliss business, I like the weather not so hot

jiangliu1949 wrote on April 19, 2015, 7:58 AM

The farmer's market is similar to our country fair that holds at regular intervals for selling farm produce .You seem to like the pecans ,which is really a wholesome food and the good source of anti-oxidants .

CoralLevang wrote on April 19, 2015, 11:53 AM

I support the local farmers/entrepreneurs whenever I can. I have not yet been able to afford $20 for a whole, small 2# chicken, however. LOL
We still don't have much in season, but it will pick up soon with the weather we have been having.

CoralLevang wrote on April 19, 2015, 11:54 AM

I used to make my own beef jerky many years ago. I need to find a butcher in the area who does the same.

CoralLevang wrote on April 19, 2015, 11:56 AM

I love them, too. We have a lot of them in our area (each city or neighborhood) and I have been to many. Some vendors travel from one to another, but there are differences in most of them. I miss living in Tacoma, having access to many of them within a few minutes. I now live an hour from where I used to two years ago.

CoralLevang wrote on April 19, 2015, 11:57 AM

Mid 60F degree and sunny is perfect for me!!! It is beautiful again today (Sunday).

CoralLevang wrote on April 19, 2015, 11:58 AM

*laughs* The pecan pastry was probably more sugar than wholesome! emoticon :winking: But, yes...I do like them.

jiangliu1949 wrote on April 20, 2015, 2:54 AM

Oh ,I have never thought of it.I reckon the pecan is different from walnut .