Thursday, September 22, 2011

This Little Piggy Went to Market

We’re still on our mini-vacation, but are finding lots to do.  People have been so helpful in making all kinds of activity suggestions, that we may have to stay longer to get to them all – they all sound so interesting!

This past weekend, we were introduced to a new market -- a small market in a little community down the road.  I enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows (in a real mug too!) as we walked around looking at vegetable stands piled high with produce, breads, jams and jellies, local wines, and other edible treats.  The boys participated in a scavenger hunt and later, watched a weapons demonstration – sorry, I wasn’t paying close enough attention to be able to tell you much about them … too many other things to see … oops!  The highlight of my visit, aside from the great company, was the blueberry pie.  After hearing the amazing recommendation of one of our experienced marketer companions, we purchased a pie from the Dutch pie lady.  I was definitely not disappointed -- it was the best pie that I have ever tasted, sorry mom!

We were also told that the potato bread was a must try, but when we arrived, the potato bread seller wasn’t there and, we were told, was done for the season.  But a fellow vendor, after hearing of our disappointment, looked up the lady’s phone number and told us that we should give her a call!  It was just that kind of atmosphere where everybody knew everybody else and even we, as visitors, were welcomed and treated like one of the community for the day.

So now I am craving pie and wondering if we’ll make it back again this weekend.  I love market day!

1 comment:

  1. Everything still ok in your neck of the woods? Miss your blogging! :) Hope you're doing well!


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