rainy day market

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Today for Six Senses Saturday I’m going to take you on a little tour of the Red Wing Farmer’s Market at the depot. This is the weekend market. There’s another market that goes on Monday through Friday in front of our City Hall, and a winter market at Sargent’s Nursery that’s held during the cold months. We are so fortunate to have such a fantastic resource for fresh produce, flowers, jam, maple syrup, soap, baked goods and a variety of hand made items in our quaint little town all year long!

This morning I got up before Jeff and Gracie and left a little note on the table telling them I was going downtown to the Farmer’s Market. It looked like it might rain, so I brought my umbrella, just in case. Half way there it started to sprinkle, so up the umbrella went. I was happy to be on a little solo adventure so early in the day, and was excited to see what the offerings would be today.

When I got to the depot it was still just sprinkling. I started snapping pictures and realized that, because my camera had been in the air conditioned house just minutes before, my lens started to fog up. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Wah! So, there I stood, with my umbrella, farmer’s market bag, and camera trying to wipe off the lens and take a decent picture before it fogged up again.

Anyhoo, I’ve definitely had better picture days, but I hope you get the idea what a pretty, pretty place our market really is.


fresh flowers


the market at the depot


the rain starting to fall harder and harder as I passed under the market tents


 a strawberry cream cheese danish and coffee as I shopped…


fresh baked goods

fresh tomatoes…


inspired by all of the sights, sounds, flavors and scents


that we’re going to have a fun date night

cooking with the fresh vegetables I bought…

What are you up to today friends?


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  6 comments for “rainy day market

  1. July 24, 2011 at 10:20 am

    ahhhhh, that looks just like the olympia WA farmers market i used to go to every weekend. loved that place… i need to move up there with you!!! ps joey brought me some sunflowers for date night – i was reminded by the pretty flower pix you have here!!

    • Melissa
      July 24, 2011 at 10:23 am

      I would love it if we were neighbors! ps…happy date night. Sunflowers are so romantic 🙂

  2. Kimber Dunn
    July 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Ohhhh I love this!! I missed the market this week – it was storming here so not sure if they ever set up. I joined a gym, pampered myself with a spa mani/pedi appt, fabulous dinner at Bonfire Grill in Blaine (date), got my butt kicked in billiards LOL and today I’ve enjoyed a leisurely day of household/business catch up. Full and happy weekend!!

    • Melissa
      July 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      sounds like a great weekend, Kimber!

  3. Chantelle
    July 26, 2011 at 10:06 am

    What a beautiful post. The pictures look great – if anything, the foggy lens helped capture the feel/look of the soggy day you had. Everything looks so yummy, and I think it’s great you have access to those markets all year round – fantastic!

    • Melissa
      July 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Chantelle!

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