Friday, July 30, 2010

Farmer's Market Love

I love Farmer's Markets.  Like almost to the point of obsession.
If I could, I would spend all my time between farmers markets and bookstores

So when we went to Birmingham this past weekend, I dragged my husband downtown to Pepper Place

First I got lost, then I found Pepper Place.  Totally worth it though

There is just something about Farmer's Markets that just draw me in.

Hard working people selling the fruits (sometimes literally) of their labor

People excited about their unique purchases

my mind (and photographer's eye) is just overwhelmed by all the pictures I see

expect that Andrew (hubby) told me to stop taking pictures at the market
because my battery was going low

I'm entering the above picture into Yellow House Challenge theme "Urban"
there is just something that gets me with the mountain man looking guy showing off his adorably cute baby

and he wanted to make sure I had enough juice to get pictures of Leah playing putt-putt

I did, and they are cute!

but lucky for you ... there is also a Farmer's market every Thursday at my work!

but sadly I only have a few pictures to share

because I meant to leave work early, but I forgot

and I had to catch the shuttle so that I got home in time for Andrew to not be late

seriously I love Farmer's Markets

Happy Friday
go out and find a Farmer's Market this weekend!

Look what I just found!  Really!  I wrote this post, then found this challenge ... probably won't get to link up though b/c we don't have internet at home right now ... anyone want to link my post up for me?  :-)


The Mommy said...

Very cool pictures. I love Farmer's Markets too:)

Ashley Sisk said...

These are great shots - I just checked and I don't think the linky is up just yet...I think it goes up tonight. If I remember, I'll try to come back and link up for you.

Yellow House said...

I love city farmer's markets - such a contrast of rural and urban. And oh my gosh, the flowers are just amazing!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Christy,

I'm glad you got linked up to my Farmers' Market Challenge because I love your photos. All of the vegetables and flowers are so colorful. You have some really great markets in your area.

Thanks for taking part in the challenge. I will be doing it again in late August or early September and I hope you will join in.

Have a great rest of the weekend,

AL said...

I love the pictures especially the lanterns...were those lanterns? They are so artistically done!

Splendid Little Stars said...

And your link was there because that's how I found you!
What a wonderful series of photos! I love the little girl with the blue toes crouching down checking out the flowers. Your market looks fabulous--love the colorfulness of the photos! What is green and bundled in rubber bands?

Ebie said...

You have quite a selection in your Farmers Market. The long and short beans look so fresh, great with bacon!

i bought some yellow squash last Thursday in our Farmers' Market, and I see that yours have green coloration too. The vendor told me that it is so because of the sun.

Great photos you have shared.

charmine said...

I too love farmers markets.That first pic is beautiful.Our markets too sell stuff for the home and table.

Great photos.

Life with Kaishon said...

This made me want to run out right this second to find a farmers market to shoot in! Awesome place for pictures for sure!