Monday, August 24, 2009

My World 46 - Okanogan Farmers Market

The small town of Okanogan, Washington has a vibrant Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from May through October. When in town, Karl and I enjoy going to the market for fresh produce and other goodies, including breakfast. This is one of the best farmers markets around.

Part of the Farmers Market under the Shady Trees
A Wide Selection of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Homemade Baked Goods
Karl waiting for his favorite Fry Bread

This past Saturday, I bought a one dollar ticket for a chance at the basket of wares from various vendors at the market. The money goes toward supporting the farmers market. Lo and behold I won!

The basket included baby potatoes, corn on the cob, rutabaga, an eggplant, a couple of varieties of peppers, cherry tomatoes, donut peaches, an apple, a red pear, two plums, basil, cinnamon honey, huckleberry bread, a large chocolate and sugar cookie, a bracelet with butterfly charms, a cat toy, a neck cooler tie and a beautiful embroidered t-shirt that says "I love my garden". It was a totally awesome basket.

The Winning Basket
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18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how fun! I love farmer's markets and this looks wonderful! And congratulations, Sally! what a fantastic looking basket full of goodies!!
Your shots are perfect! Really caught the spirit of the market!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

James said...

Farmer's markets are great and this one looks awesome.

Denise said...

Great photos. I was at two farmer's markets this weekend. I'm a big believer in supporting our local farmers.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, what a great basket of goodies. The market looks so cheerful. I haven't had a farmers market close by in a very long time. I miss them, the people and the great good buys.

Word verification: terra LOL

JC said...

Indeed, that is a Cool Basket

chrome3d said...

You are so lucky. That was a cool catch with one dollar.

Ebie said...

Congratulations! That basket has a lot of goodies. Would you believe there are two farmers markets in the summer in the heart of the Financial District? And Ive been to two! Lets support our local farmers!

Cezar and Léia said...

oh my dear Sally!
I just love this kind of open market, and this farmer market looks awesome!
What was that? A bread? oh girl...I can not resist!A dream!
I would love to be there!
Léia

Quilly said...

This looks yum! It looks like you're a neighbor of my big sister, Jean, (who is much littler than I!) wfrom Twisp.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I love to go to the market too. Congratulatons on your win!

SandyCarlson said...

I love these markets. I love, too, that they seem to be appearing in greater numbers as people who own land do their best to be able to keep it.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sally: Way to go, someone has to win so why not you. Perfect story to go with the post.

LV said...

I would love going to a market like this. Nothing better than fresh produce. I am from the old days of farming, so guess I still have part of that in me. Really enjoyed your post and your stop by my place.

Arija said...

WOW!...and on top of all that there was the actual basket. Lucky you!

Barb said...

Gosh, Sally - that was a dollar well spent! Lovely basket of goodies. I love to shop Farmer's Markets.

chrome3d said...

I was attracted to those yellow vegetables that look like flat peppers. What are those?

Vanessa Rogers said...

I love farmers markets!

Michelle Johnson said...

Your day looked to be happy and full. And what about that basket? That's cool you won. Congrats. You won't have to go grocery shopping for a week or two now. :o)