Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Farmers' Market

This morning we all packed into the car and went to the Bloomington Farmers' Market.

The market is held every Saturday, April through November, and it's pretty good!  They've got food to eat, plenty of vegetables, crafts and flowers for sale, and fresh meat, milk, cheese and eggs.

I love the peppers hanging in strings!*

And then there's the live entertainment!

Today we were treated to some folk dance.  There were musicians playing tunes for a group of six dancers, all dressed in traditional garb with handkerchiefs in their hands and bells on their legs.  It took me right back to a class I took in college, called Myth and Folklore of the British Isles.

Was not expecting to see British Morris dancing in Indiana.  :)

Bloomington Quarry Morris, dancers and musicians.

Traditional English folk dancing in the heart of the USA.

I had a lot of fun watching these guys, alongside my nephew Ezekiel.

Me and Ezekiel, watching the dancers.*
You just never know what you'll find at a Farmers' Market!

We had a great time.  The boys got huge, fresh chocolate chip cookies, Mom had some tomato pie, Steven had a hand pie, and I got spanikopita from the Feast stand.  Delicious!

After the market, we stopped by Underground Cupcake for desert.  That's the first time I've had a cupcake from a dedicated cupcake company, that I actually liked.  Usually they're overbearingly sweet with sub-par frosting (and lots of it).  But not Underground Cupcake - it was fantastic!

All in all, a fun morning.  :)

*Photos by Penny Lulich

Like the dancers?  Watch the video:

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