"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
Mother Teresa

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Farmer's Market Day

We took our first trip to the farmers market this year.  We live about 5 miles from the little city I call home.  About 12 miles from our house in the other direction is a somewhat larger city, still small if you consider Chicago or Detroit big. There is a large farmers market there.
There were lots of flowers and baked goods and such.  Its too early here for much local produce, but its asparagus time!
There are lots of asparagus farms around here.  I picked asparagus occasionally as a teenager.  It is hard back breaking work snapping off those spears.
We bought a couple pounds of local asparagus just to eat fresh.  I will probably get some to freeze later on.

Of course we didn't make it past all the baked goods without buying a treat...3 chocolate chunk cookies dipped on one side in peanut butter glaze.  This picture looks kind of blurry...I am using a new phone and I guess I need more practice.

As we left we drove through the downtown area.  We discovered an invasion of gigantic birds had settled in for awhile.

This last guy is my favorite....his feathers are plastic trash bags.  They are all constructed from small tree branches.  

The downtown area is undergoing revitalization with new shops and craft breweries and condos.  It is along the lakeshore and there is a lot of potential here.  I guess the birds are one more attraction.  They definitely draw your attention.

Hope you are having a good day.
Til next time,


  1. I love those birds and the asparagus looks pretty good too!

    1. Thanks for visiting Michelle.....the birds are pretty cool.

  2. Fun! Our farmers markets havent begun yet. I'm looking forward to the fresh produce. I really wish I could find some fresh asparagus. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

    1. I am looking forward to all the fresh produce that will be coming soon too. Thanks for visiting Betsy.

    2. I am looking forward to all the fresh produce that will be coming soon too. Thanks for visiting Betsy.

  3. For me, nothing says spring like asparagus! I do love farmers' markets...plan to support them this season instead of wrestling with a garden myself.