Saturday, June 18, 2011

Who stays at home on a Saturday morning?-Farmer’s Market (June 18th, 2011)

As usual, I went for my run Saturday morning at 7AM and was running through town-square till I bumped into the townspeople setting up farmstands, carts full of soaps, candles, vegetables, clothes, hats, shoes, meats, cheeses, and many other goods. As a class, we were not expected to be at the market till 9ish, but I was surprised by how many people were already out buying their week’s worth of groceries. There was a strong sense of community as I watched buyers and sellers greet each other with hugs as they were buying their groceries. The farmer’s market offered an intimate relationship between the town. I overheard a farmer talk to his usual customer about how he had a special batch of jelly made and brought it up to market just because his customer had shared a liking for that jelly once upon a time in the market.
As a class, we met Dr. Healy and Dr. Haggblom at the farmer’s market a few hours later. We split into groups and went out shopping. Below are pictures from today.
Later on that night, we went out for dinner as a group. Some of us tried escargot (snails) for the first time. Dr. Max claims that it is a good excuse to eat delicious garlic, butter, and parsley. I dipped my bread into the sauce and it was delicious indeed!

Farmer's Market Goods


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