Friday, March 27, 2009

Farmer's Market

On Saturday the Farmer's Market opened for the season.

We were up bright and early.

Lots of Portlanders were also at the market first thing.

The open air market smelled delicious and looked beautiful.

We needed supplies for a short road trip we were planning.
I found some incredible cookies to go with our evening tea

and a cinnamon loaf that would be nice for breakfast on the road.

Spring blooms were just opening.

The city was beautiful.

Ferns growing out of moss laden trees fascinated me.

After shopping at the Farmer's Market we stopped at the Saturday Market.
Here artist sell their creations.
We found a few must haves and some things that were on our lists.

I love supporting local artists.

All over the city this lovely red bush was in bloom.
I never did find out what it is called.
I know it as " beautiful"!


marmee said...

so lovely the red "beautiful".
it is great to have a local market with local farmers and artist. i love supporting those trying so hard to do things right, with fun and lots of spirit. so glad you found some must haves. hope we get to see them.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh my gosh that bush is beautiful. I have no idea what it is. Seeing the Farmers Market makes me anxious for ours to open.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

P.S. Ilove seeing the ferns in the trees. Supposedly they could grow around here. I have never seen such phenom.

Sprite said...


Dearest Sherry,

What a lovely walk in the park and around the city with you. Thank you so much for sharing Portland. It is beautiful.



Q said...

Dear Marmee,
I also enjoy supporting our local growers and artists.
It was very fun to do so in Portland!
The kids found some nice art for their walls and I bought a pair of handmade wooden tongs.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I also enjoy the outdoor markets. Ours is open year around but I seldom go in the winter.
I do not think the beautiful red bush is hardy in K.C. if it was I am sure I would see it growing as it is outstandingly beautiful!
It is too dry for moss and ferns to take hold here. I have a wee bit of moss I try and keep moist in the summer. My ferns grow brown by late June and they are in deep shade.
It is the way of the PNW...moss and ferns and rain...

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
I loved being with my daughter. The markets were fun for all four of us.
I was wondering how your daughter's trip to Portland went?
Thank you for sharing my trip.