Now that spring is here, the neighborhood Farmer’s Markets are back! Held in parking lots around the city, these markets are mostly used by local farmers, butchers, nurserymen, distillers, and cheese makers to sell their delicious, organic wares.
We drove up the the Hollywood neighborhood, about a mile and a half north of us, to the Grocery Outlet parking lot just off Sandy. It was sunny for the first time in days and everything was so beautiful!
We found some lettuce seedlings to re-pot and put in our bright kitchen window, and some baby asparagus and green onions. A local honey farmer brought honey, bees wax candles, and even a part of her bee hive, with happy, busy bees doing their bee business inside. It was fascinating to watch the little critters.
Of course, people and dog watching is part of what I love about Farmer’s Markets. The Hollywood provides little red wagons to use as kid carriers/ shopping carts, which is practical and adorable.
On our way home, we stopped by Trader Joe’s for some groceries, and found an old friend from Salinas! Steve used to be a barista at Rollick’s coffee, and has now moved up to Portland and is working at Traders! It was so nice to see a familiar face, well and happy in our ( and his) new place.
Looking forward to more adventures!