Richland's Farmer's Market started its 2010 season today with vendors lining both sides of the Parkway ... almost as many as you see at the height of the season. This is a very popular market, I think because it's well organized, has a great variety of vendors, has a festive atmosphere with several food booths and often live music, and parking is easy.
The first photo above shows my CSA farmer's booth today ... I always stop there because so much of the produce is organic. And of course, delicious. If not for Schreiber and Sons, I wouldn't have had a Winter CSA to sign up for, and probably would never have begun this blog.
The second photo is from the very first Richland Market in 2006. The market opened in pouring rain that didn't let up for several hours. I was privileged to serve almost every week as "counter" for the Richland Market during its first year, tallying the number of customers who came through. It has been a joy to see the number of market customers increase impressively during subsequent years. I'm grateful to John and Tara Erben for their hard work and vision in bring this market to reality and keeping it fresh!
Here's to a great summer of Friday mornings at the Richland Market!