Saturday, July 30, 2011

Downtown Farmer's Market

Had a fun morning at the Downtown Farmer's Market today. Some things have changed A LOT, and some are still the same. All in all, it was what I expected... a fun, eclectic group of very nice people and their doggies.

This very adorable young man was at one of the major entrances drumming away. From the distance, he had the most amazing sound. Now look close at what he's drumming on... an old kitchen pot, a plastic bucket, various boxes. Wow! Was he ever talented!!

In the middle of the park, there is a big section that is mostly shaded by these big trees. The Downtown Alliance sets up tables and chairs so you can get food from one of the vendors and have a nice spot to sit, eat and watch people. This is people watching at its best... You can see the white canopy tops in the background from the various vendor tents.

Sat here to enjoy a concert and have a pulled pork sandwich for lunch.

The concert was by local favorite, Maggie Beers. Beautiful, folksy, almost John Denver-like vibe going. Perfect for a laid back day! Maggie is the blond with the black t-shirt above.

This is one of the other really fun musicians at the Market today. He played a lot of classical and original pieces on his old Martha Washington piano with the front pieces removed to reveal the pins and strings. And yes, it's wheel mounted and pulled by a bike for travel.

I came home with some beautiful fresh green beans for a new salad I want to try, a bundle of swiss chard (dinner... sauteed with a couple of finely chopped slices of bacon), and some dill for pickles. Saw breathtaking art, photography and jewelry, pottery, clothing and more. Stopped to listen to fiddlers, guitarists, singers and a young man playing the bagpipes and hoping to raise a little cash toward his trip to the 2011 World Bagpipe Competition in Glasgow, Scotland. Yes... he was that good!

Highly recommend a visit to the Salt Lake Downtown Farmer's Market. It's open Saturday mornings from early June through October in Pioneer Park (corner of 300 South and 300 West).

Today was a good day!

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