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T is for Twin Cities






A week ago we returned from a quick trip to Minnesota to visit family. One of the highlights was visiting the Minneapolis Farmer's Market, which was hands down the largest one I've ever seen - two blocks' worth of vendors. I was enthralled by the heaps of bright veggies and couldn't resist taking photos, although I did feel a little self-conscious shooting in the crowd - hence quick decisions about composition, etc.! We enjoyed some of the produce grilled, some of it raw, some of it steamed. I had quite a bit of quiet time on this trip to read, so I kept it simple and drank decaf Lipton and Constant Comment when I wasn't eating veggies! I've visited farmer's markets in Santa Fe, Rapid City, SD, Cannon Beach, OR, and Minneapolis this summer, but haven't made it to any in my own neck of the woods. For as large as Houston is, the farmer's markets here just aren't that impressive.



8 comments:

elizabeth said...

beautiful pictures! good to find beauty in all places...

Yvonne said...

I just love Farmer's Markets. I live south of Corpus Christi and we have the roadside markets with things out of the valley and Mexico. But it's not the same as the Farmer's Markets.

Mimi said...

Oooh, yum!

Kimmie said...

I've heard that gardens in Minnesota produce some of the biggest vegetables ever - due to the long hours of daylight I guess. This looks like such a fun excursion - isn't nature's bounty so photogenic!?!

Happy Tea today! Kimmie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am very impressed by the Farmer's Market photos. Ours closed on Sunday and many of the vendors said it was their last day because it was so hot and dry nothing was growing, just shriveling and dying. Same with my garden. Glad you were able to enjoy the "fruits" of someone's labors. Happy Tea Tuesday.

Meadowlark Days said...

thanks, everyone! we did have a great time at the farmer's market with all of that amazing MN produce.

Marfa said...

Wow...what gorgeous photos...so many pretty colors. My husband planted red onions in our garden...they are a nice purple, but SO tiny. We ate some for lunch sauteed, over perogies.

St. Nicholas and Christmas said...

We have a weekly farmer's market in my neighborhood which I just love... not just the beautiful fruit and veggie's with their wonderful array of colors, but the sound of the farmers selling the fruits of which they are so proud, and the dogs that wander through with their "masters," and the birds (from their perches in the trees above us all) that seem to find the whole business utterly amazing! Everything works together to make a trip to the farmer's market special in a way a trip to the supermarket never can!
Love your photos. Actually, your whole blog! Very special!
Ann Nichols