Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday in the Park
Every Saturday, from now until October, our little town park is transformed from a boring, skate-boarder brat infested, wild dog running park, into a beautiful, cheery, fresh-baked smelling, tents up, music playing, people laughing, fun farmers market.
And finally, finally, we had a nice sunny (a little to warm, but o.k.) day and were able to go over there and enjoy some of the fresh goodness. I enjoy looking at all the amazing creations people come up with, drag to the park, and attempt to sell them! There were planters made from old angel food cake pans, bird feeders that were nothing more than an old tea cup attached to the end of a post (rather cute). There was a garden bench made out of concrete mushrooms, and it was called a "toad-stool." Someone had vintage windows with various scenes painted on them. There was jewelry and t-shirts, some garden sculpture, rocking chair rocking horse rocking planters, and of course tons of fresh food, and seedlings for the garden. Oh and not to forget the beautiful fresh flower bouquets. I didn't get one though......boo- hoo.
It's Copper River Salmon season. It's a big deal here, the fresh caught fishes flown directly to Seattle straight out of the Copper River in Alaska. It is absolutely the best. If a fish could be compared to butter (the most amazing food on earth), this would be the one. It is so good that it is unloaded from the plane and walked across a red carpet to ceremoniously be passed off to the the highest bidder. It is also $59.99 lb, I didn't get any of that either.....big boo-hoo. I did get some wild caught Mexican Prawns. I don't know any thing about them but they looked good and I love prawns and I can picture them out on the barbie tonite. We also picked up some fresh Cinnamon Bread, and Marion berry Bread ($6.50 each, ouch), and some fresh veggies and a few herbs to plant in our herb garden. We've never had any luck with an herb garden but that doesn't keep me from planting one every year. And tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes, good Lord, we are going to have a "ton" of tomatoes.
All in all we had a really fun day just hanging out over there, had a coffee drink, and did some people watching. But the best part of all????? I got to have one of those little bags of fresh baked donuts. They are about the size of a quarter, they are warm, and you can have cinnamon/sugar or powdered sugar sprinkled in the bag before they hand it to you. And guess what they are called "My Newt Donuts." How cute is that?