Mom always said to eat your veggies. I told that to my kids, too, but with one of them it just didn’t take. I did try. We have no problem getting some nice fresh vegetables into our daily menu, especially if they come from the Olympia Farmer's Market.
Since moving to Olympia, Washington in 1994, we have made trips to the downtown Farmer’s Market on a fairly regular basis. They have a great supply of organically grown fruits and vegetables that are the freshest you will find.
This farmer’s market is probably the best in the state of Washington, although I haven’t been to every market. I just don’t see how the produce at any market could be any better than you will find here.
The market is open Thursday thru Sunday from April thru October and then during November and December it is open Saturday and Sunday only. You can find fresh baked goods, honey, soaps and lotions, and hand made items like tote bags and T-shirts. Plus…..lots of beautiful, fresh flowers and nursery plants.
Top quality apples from Washington’s famous apple country, like this Gingergold variety. They are really good. Peaches and pears were plentiful, too.
There is usually plenty of free, live entertainment to keep you toe-tapping while you shop or stop to eat a quick meal. There are a few food stands available and long tables to sit in the shade and enjoy your selection.
After you enjoy shopping for your produce and flowers, you can stroll along the Fiddlehead Marina nearby and admire all the beautiful boats docked there. There are also a couple of “fine dining” restaurants in the immediate area if you prefer one of those.
Bruce and I have walked to this market a couple of times from our old stix-and-bricks or now from our part-time location with the RV. It is about a 5 1/2 mile walk and we usually go one way and take the intercity transit bus back to our home. We had hoped to do that again this summer, but never seemed to have the energy.
Countdown to “blast off” = 5 more days
Until next time……so long for now!