olympia farmer’s market

August 20, 2010 |  Category:   life seasonal Seattle & the NW travels

For a town of this size, Olympia has a really excellent Farmer’s Market. We oogled at rainbow chard, dahlias, Mt. Rainier cherries, baby artichokes, and other fresh summer produce and fruit. We got there just as it opened so the market was just waking up, but it’s usually hopping with live music and people dining at food stands by lunchtime.

We just got back from the family cabin, photos of which I’ll post later. We’re headed into Portland tomorrow morning for the weekend. Hope yours is a good one too.

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  • emmy August 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Lovely post!

  • elaineganmaclaine August 21, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Mmm… Mount-load of cherries! I love them crispy and sweet 😀

  • joana August 21, 2010 at 3:34 am

    I hope you have a lot of fun. I’ve been following your blog for a long time (basically I’ve read every post, but I didn’t want to sound stalker-ish) and I am finally de-lurking to tell you how much I admire both of you and how great I find this blog to be. I am always excited to see what you posted, be it photo or text (or both!).

    P.S. – Thank you for sharing the recipes, I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve been gathering them so that I can try each of them in time.

  • peggy August 21, 2010 at 5:23 am

    fantastic pictures!
    I adore cherries… have to check the market today…

    love from amsterdam

  • Elena August 21, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Lovely photos, as always. You have such a great eye for color and composition!

  • Jennifer August 21, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Try the Bread Pedaler in Olympia before you go, It’s newish but quite the find.

  • Jenna August 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Jennifer, yup, been there twice already. Actually, the photos above of the pastries are from there.

  • Damaris August 21, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Hi! I found your blog via another blog via another…you know how it goes. I’ve been enjoying reading over past posts. The one about the babysitter leaving broke my heart.

    Your pictures are lovely.

  • Andrew Thornton August 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Those cherries look so good! I wish you could genie-blink them over here!!! Yum, yum, YUM!

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  • Cindy T August 23, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for posting these pictures of Olympia, the farmer’s market, etc. We lived in Olympia for 5 years, not far from Evergreen State, and do miss it!! We’re living in AZ. now and it’s so different. I forgot how many great things there was to do in Oly. By the way, this is my first time reading your blog. Fun reading!!