A Farmers’ Market is the perfect place to discover the freshest produce…if you are lucky enough to find one near you. During a visit to Washington DC in June to visit my daughter and her family, we spent one Saturday morning enjoying the sights and sounds of the Petworth Community Market. A bustling collection of local vendors displayed a wide variety of products and services for sale. The community – all ages – was out in force taking it all in.
Tented displays featured a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and meats for sale. Along with flowers, coffees, breads, cookies, bagels and donuts. Including a booth selling fantastic gluten free donut holes!
Truly something for everyone.
Root vegetables were just a sampling of all the deliciousness available…
It was a cold gray dreary February day. No color to be found outside…other than brown, white and dark green peeking out from snow covered evergreens.
As I wandered through the produce section of a local grocery store (aptly called Market Basket), a rainbow of peppers caught my eye.
I imagined the security camera recording the image of a bundled up lady taking pictures of vegetables with her phone. Was she an undercover “Mystery Shopper”? (as I once was twenty years ago). Or from the Health Department? Or just capturing the perfect image to illustrate…Peter Piper Picked a Peck of….?
Or just because that pepper display was gorgeous…
Vegetables = colorful. As well as being full of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, fiber and all kinds of good stuff you can’t get in a pill or a powder. No matter what the advertisers tell you.
Definitely a sight for my color starved eyes in the middle of winter.