October 2011


It was a perfect day at  Independence Park for the Sunday farmers market.

Still, couldn’t help feeling a little sad, as it’s the last farmers market of the season. When park volunteers started the famers market a few years ago there wasn’t much to see or buy- someone selling soap, another selling danishes and maybe one farmer with produce.  Now it’s turned into my absolute favorite neighborhood event.  Lots of farmers and crafters arrive here on Sundays selling their wares, there’s a kids craft corner and neighbors get together for a fabulous bluegrass jam.  Last market brought  a local dog trainer showing his tricks and a belly dance school came with their dancers!  You never know who might show up. Local non-profits also come to make sure the community knows what they’re up to.  And I always see neighbors and friends.  It feels like a small town gathering in the middle of the big city.

On top of all that excitement, there’s the great foods, grown by local farmers.  Could there a more entertaining or healthy way to go shopping?Thanks to all the farmers, vendors and volunteers who made this years Independence Park Farmers Market such a success.  Can’t wait to see you all again in the spring!

Just another day at the neighborhood playground.  Life here’s always an adventure.  Glad I live where I do.