Monday, June 7, 2010

Opening Day just around the corner

Yesterday, as I stared out the window at the sheets of rain pelting the already soggy ground all I could think about was how much better next Sunday was going to be. Not necessarily because we are guaranteed sunshine (though I will put in a request for at least no rain) but because it is finally time for the Montavilla Farmers Market to open for the season.
Other markets opened in April or May and I've been to visit once or twice. But it's not quite the same experience for me as going to the Montavilla market. In a world where it seems like everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere and crowds of people press in on you from all sides - even at farmers markets. The Montavilla Farmers Market makes me feel different - more relaxed, I breathe slower and find comfort in the thought that I will not have to throw an elbow to get the last bunch of basil. Markets are about buying farm direct, local produce of course. You'll get that no matter which farmers market you go to.
What draws me to farmers markets is the sense of community that you get by being there. Running into your neighbors, enjoying being outside listening to music, the knowledge that your very presence at the market adds life and vitality to the neighborhood. This is why I am involved in the Montavilla Farmers Market and this is why I'm happy that Sunday is opening day.
I'd love to from you. What are you most looking forward to about opening day? Is it a particular food item, or a fond memory from last year? Add your thoughts below.

For pictures from last year's market to inspire and excite you, visit our Photobucket page.

Sunday, June 13th - Opening Day
10 AM - 2 PM
7600 block of SE Stark St; across the street from Mr Plywood

1 comment:

  1. Great post Carolyn. I love seeing the market signs as an immediate reminder of the season kick-off on Sunday.
    I hope to see everyone there!