Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Farmer Market Time

Tom and I dusted off our bikes and rode over
to the local Farmers Market.





Love the flowers!




The three pictures below just cracked me up.

 Out in the middle of the walkway,
 were these two white chairs.

Upon closer inspection, I noticed the handwritten words,
"SENIOR SPOT"
I guess it's for those who want to rest,
before moving on.
(??)

Later on, I saw these two ladies
enjoying a snack.
They choose not to sit on the chairs
 but stand next to them.




Helpful Hints For Shopping At Farmers Markets:

  If you want to avoid the crowds and have the best selection, go when the market is just opening.
• If you want to get the best deals, go close to closing time.
• Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and/or a wide brimmed hat, bring water.
• Remember your cloth bags and bring smaller spare plastic bags as well (many Bay Area FM are going plastic bag free).
• If you tend to overspend, set a budget for yourself and only bring that amount to the market, plus your driver's license or ID. Leave your wallet at home. 
• Put your money in an easily accessible (to you!) pocket and if you did bring a wallet, keep it tucked away in a safe place.
• Take a quick stroll around the market and peruse the goods before you buy. There's nothing worse than purchasing a pound of blueberries only to find them for $1 cheaper a few stalls down.
• If your market doesn't offer at least a few chairs and a table for a resting spot, consider requesting them. Most markets have an info table where you can get more information.
• Get to know your farmers, talk to them, build relationships.
• Don't hurry. Farmers' markets are for strolling.
• Have fun! Explore! Try one new thing each time you go!


8 comments:

  1. Cute post! I wonder if there were any "sitters" that day?! Have a wonderful week! :)

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  2. my favorite...don't hurry, farmer's markets are for strolling! Stop and smell the asparagus...or something like that. haha. :)

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  3. Hi there, Love to hear you went on a bike ride; we are just getting back into it. Why did I think you used to be in northern Ca.? Did you move to Redmond? I love going to farmers markets! Best place to get fresh organic veges.
    Have a great afternoon.
    Noreen

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  4. Well, God bless whoever thought to put those "senior spot" chairs there, even if no one used them.

    Trust me, several older shoppers who walked by them that day, smiled to themselves that they were ABLE to keep on walking and not sit down right then and there. :)
    So they served a positive purpose regardless.

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  5. I liked the 'senior spot' chairs too, and had I been there, I definitely would have used them!
    Linda

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  6. Oh, those bouquets for $5!! {sigh} They are so beautiful!! It was thoughtful that someone provided a resting spot, claimed or not. I might have claimed one of them. LOL! Thank s for the helpful hints, Christine. blessings ~ tanna

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  7. Dear Christine...I enjoyed your post! I love going to the Farmer's Market! Blessings ♥ Teri

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  8. I can just picture what the two ladies said to each other. "We can't sit there. That's for old people."

    I enjoy a farmer's market but have been disappointed with ours. I tend to go right smack dab in the middle of the day. Maybe I need to choose a better time.

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