We call it "Gus" around our house. We adore it. A little olive oil, salt and pepper, grill it for just a few minutes. I'm getting hungry!
And if you weren't hungry before, surely you are now. Look at this red delicious-ness!
and peonies...you know I love peonies. I bought a couple more bunches of them Saturday...some for me, some for my mom (who's recovering from surgery for colon cancer).
...and when peonies are only $5 for a large, glorious bunch - why wouldn't you indulge?
But, as always, I find myself drawn to truly artistic and creative vendors. This is one of my favorites.
Little Brown House Herbary sells...you guessed it...herbs! On Saturday the herbs were buy one plant, get one free. Woohoo!
Above are sweet little bath salts that seller Linda Taylor made herself from her own herbs.
But what I liked more than the great herb deals, was the way that seller Linda Taylor used her artistic talents in creating a charming little space in which to sell her herbs. Above, my favorite thing at the whole farmer's market - which, sadly, was not for sale - was this table cloth she made for her space using burlap bags. I'll admit, I was swooning over it a bit. I told her she should sell them at the farmer's market too - she'd make a killing!
You can see Linda's artistic talent on this great chalkboard she made out of an old frame. I love it when people don't just use chalkboards to communicate information, but they do it in a way that's beautiful, too. Look at all the flowers she drew on the sign! I love to see people who care about making things not only funtional, but aesthetically pleasing, too. It makes a big difference to me.
And here's Linda herself...isn't she cute? She and her husband Jim are two of the nicest people, and she was very sweet to let a perfect stranger take her picture. I kinda felt like I wanted to come back every week just to visit with them! That's one of the cool things about the Farmer's Market. Somehow I just don't feel the same about going to the grocery store.
Can you say "YUMMY"?!
What about you? Do you shop at farmers' markets?