A few years ago I posted about the farmer's market I grew up visiting on a regular basis. I love farmer's markets. They feed my soul as much as they feed my belly. In Trinidad, I had access to a large and wonderful farmer's market too. Since I have been back in the US I have not lived in proximity to a decent one. I miss that access dearly. Then I went to Seattle...and Susie and Logo introduced me to Pike Place Market. Oh did that place sing to my soul!
Susie and I greeted Rachel the pig upon our arrival.
I loved all the strings of peppers hanging around. So colorful!
And berries. Mmmmm....simply succulent!
Strange colors for carrots but so fresh. One of the things I loved was how much of the produce was organic or sustainably farmed and sold at what I'd consider to be reasonable prices.
Huuuuge piles of shrimp...or piles of huge shrimp which is kind of an oxymoron...
Whereas crowds in grocery stores make me crazy, there is something I love about the hustle and bustle of a farmer's market.
Yum, I tried it planked while I was out in Seattle. I quite liked it.
The fish market is just plain fun. These guys tossing the fish back and forth were having a ball. As soon as he caught the fish he came rushing at my camera lens with it. Unfortunately I missed that shot because I was laughing so hard. But this one captures some of the spirit I think.
Fish too smelly for ya? Ok, how about row upon row of bouquets. Big, lush, gorgeous bouquets for unbelievably cheap prices.
Pretty in pink...
Oooh, looky...stacks of tie dye! Another thing I loved about Seattle and Pike Place Market was that there were a lot of locally produced and wonderfully artistic crafts available. If you truly wanted some cheap plastic made-in-China tourist memento you could find it, but there was such a proliferation of really wonderful local arts and crafts I'd have to ask WHY would you want that other junk?
I said it before, the place sang to my soul. It made me happy....happy enough to wanna ride a pig and whoop in enthusiasm!