Harvesting Bounty at the Farmers Market

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Living in the city I’m pretty far removed from most of the agricultural areas that produce my fruits and veggies, so it’s always a treat to visit the Farmers Market.  I’m not a regular attendee, but when I do go I usually visit the Farmers Market held at UC, Irvine on Saturdays.  And though I go to buy, even if it’s in moderation, it’s nearly as fun to people watch as is it is to shop.

That said, it is the edibles, and the other goodies for sale, that are the main draw. Not only do vendors sell fruit and veggies, they also sell breads, desserts, cheese, jewelry, plants, and flowers.  Armed with a reusable bag, I usually make a first pass through the market to see what’s available, and then revisit the stalls that have the goods I want and/or need.

On my most recent visit I was also armed with my camera, and took some photos as I made my way through the market.  I hope you enjoy them.

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I hope your week is going well thus far…

Warm regards,
Melody

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14 Comments

  1. Posted May 17, 2011 at 8:11 am by Sherry Winchester | Permalink

    FANTASTIC! And yes, I meant to use capitals there!! Astounding photography! Wow, what an eye you have! Thanks for sharing, Melody! A real treat!!!

  2. Posted May 17, 2011 at 11:58 am by Tom Walborn | Permalink

    Melody, It is always a treat to read your thoughts online. Accompanied by such great photos, they are extra special.
    Tom

  3. Posted May 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm by Beth Nielsen | Permalink

    I do love a good farmer’s market. If you ever get the chance, the one in South Pasadena on Thursday evenings is more like a carnival! Love the photos and is that marinating fresh mozzarella?
    Cheers – Beth

  4. Posted May 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm by Ellen | Permalink

    I love the Farmer’s Market; thanks for sharing your gorgeous pics~

  5. Posted May 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm by Barbara Cordill | Permalink

    This is one of my favorite things to do on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I love your photography, as usual. I am quite intrigued by the jar of pickled ??? Looked as though those were eggs in there, do you know what else? Sure looked good.

  6. Posted May 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Barb,
    I’m glad you like the photos. I was intrigued by the beautiful jars, and we ended up buying one. The jar contained balls of goat cheese – yum! It also contained olive oil, peppers, parsley, olives, and spices. Happily, the goat cheese is delicious. We’ll be going back for more…
    Melody

  7. Posted May 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Ellen,
    Thank you – my pleasure!
    Melody

  8. Posted May 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Beth,
    The market in Pasadena sounds great! The cheese in the glass jar is goat cheese – so good!
    Melody

  9. Posted May 17, 2011 at 7:58 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Tom,
    Thank you for commenting. I’m glad you enjoy my posts, and the photographs!
    Melody

  10. Posted May 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Sherry,
    Thank you so much – I appreciate your enthusiasm and your positive feedback. It’s great to know that my posts are being enjoyed…
    Melody

  11. Posted May 18, 2011 at 8:58 am by Karan Simoni | Permalink

    Wow Mel… LOVE your photos. My blog photos never turn out very good. You should come photograph my garden… We have interesting things growing out there… and you can take some home when you leave… Hugs! Karan

  12. Posted May 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Karan,
    Thank you – I’m glad you like the photos! I’d love to take pictures of your garden, and hope to see you soon…
    Melody

  13. Posted May 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm by Tom Walborn | Permalink

    You have inspired me to challenge our photography club! Their new assignment is to come back with pictures of food.

    Tom

  14. Posted May 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Tom,
    That’s wonderful to hear! I’m glad to have inspired you, and hope your photography club members enjoy their assignment…
    Melody