Sunday at the Farmers’ Market

26 Jun

Blog Post #77

Today was a gorgeous day on the Lower Mainland. The sun was shining in a cloudless sky. The air was warm and people were out and about — smiling and happy. Summer IS here!

We headed out early, bound for the White Rock Farmers’ Market to check out the local wares. I love this season of abundance, when fresh produce is readily available and I can support our local farmers.

It seemed like everyone in White Rock was there, milling about buying huge bunches of kale, spinach and lettuce. There were stalls with soaps, jewellery, plants and baked goods, as well as fresh local produce, meats. There were even a couple of vendors selling locally distilled spirits.

A lovely way spend a morning!

Berries and Cherries

Just look at the baskets of red and yellow cherries alongside cartons of strawberries and blueberries. Can’t you taste the fresh sweetness of this local fruit. Mmm… the tastes of summer!

MarketTomatoes

Guess what we’re having for dinner? A salad, of course, built with yummy, fresh, local produce! Tomatoes, kale, arugula (my fave), broccoli — my mouth is watering — bring on the forks!

Carrots

Fresh green onions, baby potatoes and a towering pile of carrots, brimming with healthful goodness. Crunch! Crunch! Crunch!

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Sadly, I have caught up with Brynne’s Daily Drawings, and she is taking a bit of a break from them as she focuses on jumpstarting her art practice. If you would like to see more of her work and find out how you can help her and other artists, visit Patreon, a crowd-funding platform for artists of all genres: YouTube content creators, musicians, webcomic artists, filmmakers, illustrators and more. Curious? Check out Brynne’s Patreon page to see her latest work – see if anything catches your fancy!

On Friday July 1, I will be starting the 30-day minimalism game along with a few friends. I intend to record my progress here (and that of my friends, too, if they agree). If you are interested or curious, find out more about this game at the originators website — The Minimalists. Don’t be afraid to join in — let me know in the comment section if you want to play along. I’d love to hear about your success!

 

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