This past week I blogged about how Cort and I just purchased our gear for running from Gazelle Sports in Holland. Lately we’ve been making more of a concerted effort to shop more locally. We have some of the greatest unique shopping downtown Holland, and it’s ridiculous that we don’t spend more time down there.
So today Eddie and I packed up the stroller, grabbed my mom, and headed downtown to the Farmer’s Market.
We got there just before 10:00am, which seemed to be the best time. Lemonjellos (a GREAT local coffee joint) had a nice little booth at the “beginning” of our journey. (that is my mom pushing Ed up there on the right, by the way. you’re welcome, mom). It wasn’t too busy when we got there, so pushing Eddie through the crowd was pretty easy.
Right away there were TONS of beautiful perennials for sale. Had I known I could have such a variety to pick from at such a low price, I would have waited to get mine! Next year for SURE!
And then there was the yummy produce….it pretty much speaks for itself….
those strawberries and asparagus totally came home with me. YUM!
Did I mention the GORGEOUS flowers? I have to admit, I think coming home with a fresh bouquet might just be my favorite part of the Farmer’s Market.
And of course they sell other things too…like smoked meats, maple syrup, jewelry, dried flower arrangements…
…and wooden outdoor furniture (see it in the back behind the pointing baby?). Eddie loved looking at it ALL and chatted it up with anyone who would listen (which was usually cute old ladies).
My mom and I also stopped to buy Dutch Bros. bread. I got the Dutch Crust Bread. Um…YUM!!!! Sandwiches for lunch this week!
They even had a cooking show going on. I don’t know what these guys were making, but it looked great! Every week they have a different “demo” going on by someone.
And there are street performers, of course (hopefully I will be doing a post on Holland’s Street Performer series soon! Stay tuned…stilts are sometimes involved!)
Eddie and I had a great time with my mom a the market (see my sweet flowers?) We will definitely be going back again…soon!
By the time we were getting ready to leave, it was getting pretty crowded and it was hard not to completely take someone out with the stroller. Cort had given me $20 to spend and I bought strawberries, asparagus, shucked peas, and flowers, and still came home with 50 cents!
Now, if I could get myself off “spending lock down”, I could take you, my readers, to more cute places in Downtown Holland. But for now, I hope you can enjoy the Farmer’s Market! I know we did!