Farmers’ Market

The Farmers’ Market in Olympia, Washington, was full of interesting things to see, but although we are officially into spring, this March day was particularly cool. An icy wind blew through the open-air building. Spaced around the corridors were heaters that attracted shoppers who huddled near them to chat for a few minutes before moving on.

Some of the merchants had heaters set up right in their own selling space. See the tall heater on a post above the lady selling baked goods? Notice one of the customers walking by wearing a warm jacket? It was a COLD day!

The lady who sold lavender products wore her quilted jacket zipped up to the top.

What a wonderful assortment of organically grown mushrooms. No problem keeping them chilled.

The girls selling homemade jams were happy. But no wonder! Do you see the heater on the left, glowing and sending out warming rays?

For a brief moment I contemplated buying a treat for my little dog, but then I realized that these bones are bigger than she is.

And that price is in U.S. dollars  – $14.00 for each bone. For a Canadian, that’s a hefty chunk of change, and even if I were to “bite the bullet” and splurge on my dog, and if I were allowed to bring it across the border,  I would probably frighten her with it.

They must have some awfully big dogs here in the United States. 

There is much more to see at the Farmers’ Market, but that will be for another post.

39 thoughts on “Farmers’ Market

    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Ha ha. I don’t know anyone who owns a pot big enough. It seems to me there was a sign nearby advertising them as dog bones. That is, “bones for (not of) dogs.”

      1. John

        I totally understand, Anneli. I was kidding, whenI lived in Ontario many years ago we would occasionally bring back groceries and other items tucked away. That wasn’t cool at all, makes me feel bad. ❤️

        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          I wouldn’t feel guilty about it since it’s the kind of thing that doesn’t hurt anyone, but I would be too afraid of being caught and then not being welcomed back. Don’t feel bad. Just feel lucky!

  1. Ursula

    Very different farmers market, looks so cozy there. This bone must come from a mammoth? Definitive too large for your dogs! Nice pictures.

  2. Luanne

    Those are some amazing bones! I am making chicken bone broth right now. A lovely thing to cook, from my perspective, since I can just sit here and ignore it for 24 hours hahahaha.

  3. Jet Eliot

    I enjoyed this visit to Olympia’s Farmer’s Market, Anneli. Those folks in the northwest are hardy people, and it’s good that they had a few heaters up to stay warm. Looks like a lovely market.

    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      One good thing about bones that size – they’re less likely to be crunched up so they splinter. I think my dogs would be trying to pick it up and pack it around (not sure if they’d manage) and then they’d lie down beside it and lick it.

  4. susielindau

    At least they save on refrigeration. Ha! It looks cold there. We’ve been all over the place in temps and it snowed several times last week. Today? 73 degrees!!!

    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      That makes a lot more sense. BTW. You took your post off line this morning. Was that because of so many spam Likes on the comments, all with an extension of .ru? I had lots of those today, and so did several other WP bloggers.

  5. Sonja Forrester

    Looks like a wonderful place to go and do a bit of browsing and shopping! Love those farmer’s markets. 🙂


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