Photos From The Farmer’s Market: Late Summer 2010

September 15th, 2010 - filed under: The Food » Food and Health

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place . . . I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
~ Elliott Erwitt

After just a few weekends away, it feels so glorious to get back to market! To reconnect with real food, to see the growers and smell the dirt that clings to the veggies pulled from the Earth that morning. It nourishes my heart, this ritual for nourishing my body.

And how the market has changed! Absent but a few weeks and I return to an entirely different scene. It’s a late season this year, so right now is absolute abundance; summer fruits are peaking while the first autumn arrivals are making their debut. Everywhere overflowing.

And the flowers. Man, the flowers are out of control!

Dahlias are forever my favorites.

Isn’t “frisée” just a happy word?

All my love!

  • windycityvegan

    Oh, the flowers! We’re trying really hard to grow more and buy less, but this time of year it’s impossible. And that big jar of lavender was the reminder I needed to check on all my lav plants and do some harvesting.

  • Stephanie J.

    Absolutely beautiful. This is, depressingly, almost over in upstate New York.

  • Annie

    Last farmers’ market I went to, there was a busker who did a folk-punk cover of ‘Valerie’ by Any Winehouse and Conway Twitty’s ‘Hello Darlin’
    Needless to say, LOVE my farmers’ markets

  • HeatherG

    Soooooooooooooooooooo jealous of that market…I want to dive head first into that jar of lavender *swoon*

  • Donna Mae

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a farmers market like that!

  • Aaron

    Beautiful pics! I can practically smell the flowers and the produce looks absolutely delicious!

  • Charley

    Gorgeous pics, this time of year is SO exciting!

  • Jen

    Oh my. I love those flowers sooooooo much. I might pick some up at the orchard this weekend.

  • Tenise Rae

    Gorgeous!!! I’ll take of those tomatoes, thank you. :D And the lavender??? O.M.G. YES!! I can just smell it now!!! Hooray for lavender. LOL.
    Oh yeah…and the frisée too….SO GOOOOD!

    What’s even more fabulous….I just found out my small podunk town (which I just moved to) has a farmers market. Population 8000 and we rock! ;)

  • Alisa

    Love the pics! I went to our farmer’s market recently and will blog about it soon!

  • Sayward

    I know guys, aren’t the flowers just completely divine?? Next year I’m definitely growing more flowers!!!