All those fingers crossed worked – it was a beautiful sunny and cloudless sky for the market yesterday. This was my first outdoor market in a long long while and though my expectations were much lower than usual i was pleasantly surprised.
it was a good day in so many ways, mostly it was the people who made it. Cheers B.
Behind the scenes – always a gathering of regular market going friends.
some of the goods;
i returned home to brunch in the afternoon. Gotta love that!
Next market date is Sunday July 12. In the meantime i will be posting items in the shop as they are photographed.
Locals come and find Little Red Caboose at the Kitsilano Farmer’s Market on Sundays June 28, July 12, August 9th and September 13th.
the neutral shades of this post reflect the natural quality of fabrics and fillings but the set up will be more like a rainbow explosion. you won’t miss us.
After much humming and hawing about what to do i finally followed through with the day’s original plan to return to the island for more delicious berries. Is Summer passing all too quickly for you? I can hardly believe there’s just 1 week left of picking these delectable fruits. I better call grandma for some recipes or another jamless year will pass me by. Oh she’s more than generous with her bounty but it’s one of those things i’ve always wanted to learn and do all on my own. I’m sure it’s not difficult and i know i’ll have to suck it up and put sugar in (i am notorious for skimping on sugar when i bake and then wishing later for something sweeter) but i best get on it….raspberries are next in season and that is my most favorite jam of all time.
“Follow me” he says. “I know a short cut.” For weeks i’ve rather followed than carried. His walk is gimped but he’s walk hopping and last night he put on a “walk dance” show. Woowee (or yeehaw as he says wearing this hat) he’s on the mend.
and fell in love with piglet.
oh this was a challenging letting go experience for me to just stand back and let my little one be. i much preferred his original idea of saving up for a swimming pool but after realizing that he could buy (almost) anything he wanted with his lemonade stand money he rather quickly decided on a new friend, one of his “favorite authors” as he calls them – i think he means characters. i wonder if his love for pooh and piglet and curious george… is true love or in spite of my dislike of them. i try not to make a big deal about my own preference for natural non disney toys but he picks up on it i’m sure. any which way, this was definitely one of those times to just say yes. these 2 have been playing and chatting away together all afternoon. it’s been absolutely adorable and 100% worth it. everything in moderation right? he may be in love with a mass marketed disney character but he can still entertain himself with a simple paper bag for hours.
over the bridge, on to the highway, through the tunnel, over another smaller bridge, on to the island… looking for berries! berries for jam (and smoothies and crumble, straight up and with cream).
Same island, different farm. The rows were more spaced and the plants less tall but the berries were sweet and delicious and the picking was good. ;
i’m sure this is only the start of the strawberry posts. Next time we’re bringing friends along. i love the conversation between rows…oh especially when picking raspberries…i should take my note book to copy down all the secret recipes i hear. i love u-picks.
and just in case some of you haven’t read this though i’m certain most of you have;