Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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!!