Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kirkland Wednesday Market

It's a warm sunny Wednesday in my town of Kirkland, WA. And while having the sun out is enough of a reason to celebrate in this Seattle suburb, today is also Wednesday Market. It is the day when they close down a street in downtown and roll out the kiosks filled with juicy peaches, blueberries, sweet Walla Walla onions, and a myriad of other locally grown produce.

But, that's not all. I've been meaning to take my knives down there to the stall to get sharpened. Plus I kind of like the idea of strolling through town carrying a stash of knives, like being in some sort of Kung Fu movie.

You can sign up for milk delivery, buy a European pastry, pick out some crazy tie-dyed baby shower gifts all while listening to the Hansen wanna-be band playing for coins (they're very good and kind of cute with their matching long hair).

Earlier in the season, I bought two beautiful tomato plants which I had to wait two weeks to plant due to our very chilly spring an early summer. The guy even talked me into some of his special fertilizer blend. All natural, he told me. Apparently, he knew what he was doing--this photo is of my own, home-grown Brandywine heirloom tomato. It was as sweet and delicious as it is beautiful! Thank you local farmers!!


Usha said...

Looks awesome :)

gretchen said...

That is a beautiful tomato! I'm not having so much luck with flowered...and then nothing! I think maybe it's TOO HOT!

Mom Bloggers said...

What a nice looking tomato!
I don't even like tomatos but, I'd have that one! lol

Tom Aarons said...

This sounds like the ultimate farmers market. It's got everything!

ali said...

I love tomatoes! Hubby can't stand the sight of them, which only means more for me!

Renee said...

sounds like an awesome farmer's market. I'm so disappointed with the one we have here. First they have it on Sunday morning. But the time I get home from Church and change they're all gone and if any stuck around, there's nothing good anymore. :(
There is an awesome market here in the metro area, but for me it's about an hour away. At least it isn't on Sunday though.
Nice to meet you on Mom Blogger's Club.

Norm Schoen said...

I love heirloom tomatoes!

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