Sunday, April 18, 2010

saturday market

this weekend was the first saturday market of the season. it’s bigger than ever--they added a whole new block full of vendors, so it now stretches all the way from front street to bannock--four blocks.

the weather was perfect, sunny and warm, unlike last year’s market debut when we had a torrential downpour. i was working a booth with my gender studies service learning group, selling our crafts to raise money for the community center, and we had the damnedest time keeping everything out of the rain.

i took home half a dozen funky carrots. so far the white/yellow ones are the tastiest, which is not what i expected.

the huge purple one is yellow in the center.

i stopped at the library on my way home and checked out a stack of books...i went easy because i was already pretty weighed down.

isn't this just the happiest little basket of joy?

my bike couldn't be more pleased with the weather.


Jessica said...

I'll be excited to hear what you think of One Straw Revolution. I found its simple philosophy and humility quite inspiring.

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Andrea said...

Very cool market scene and pics. I've been a little spoiled by our year-round markets, but I long to go to the market in sunshine and warmth!

Emily said...

i'm totally confused, jeff--are you talking fahrenheit or celsius or both? when i first read your comment i was thinking fahrenheit, but sub-zero fahrenheit is reeeally cold...but then, low fifties celsius is impossibly hot. boise had a nice warm stretch but a cold front blew in and we're temporarily back down to chillier temps--low 60s during the day, low 40s at night.

the craft stall was a one-time deal, we just rented a booth for one saturday to do a fundraiser.

i'm only a few chapters into the one straw revolution, but so far it's about a japanese man who developes a new philosophy on life and applies it to his farm, where he practices natural farming with no tilling, no chemicals, little weeding, and absolute minimal disturbance of the land.

andrea--no fair! i think boise might be moving toward a year-round market but right now we have a pretty serious gap in winter. from what i can tell from your blog it seems like seattle is a pretty great place to be progressive as boise tries to be i'm still stuck in the middle of conservatism and cattle farming, it's frustrating sometimes.