Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Ultimate Open Air Market

Today is the first of the month, and that means Theme Day for participating City Daily Photo bloggers. This month's theme is Open Air Markets.

The South Pasadena Farmers Market is much more than a place to buy locally grown produce. It's more like the world's best block party, and it happens every week. Sure, you'll find enough certified organic fruits, veggies and fresh squeezed pomegranate juice to make Dr. Andrew Weil's head spin. But you'll also find flowers, essential oils, beeswax candles, organic soaps and other handmade goodies. Add live music and a tempting array of delicious prepared foods by local eateries and what do you get? A party atmosphere that makes it feel like the weekend even though it's only Thursday.

Check out more about the Farmers Market here. Or better yet, just go. (Don't forget to save room for the roasted corn. It's life changing!)

Make sure to take a look at photos of other open air markets around the world. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

12 comments:

Gunn said...

What a happy / fun photo,- full of atmosphere !!

Jean said...

What a great theme! Next to bookstores, open markets are my favorite thing to visit on vacation. And your photo beautifully captures the spirit of the little South Pas market.

Mister Earl said...

Great shot of Raine dancing. And Jon too. How's Raine liking school?

Judy Williams said...

I see our girl dancing to the fiddle. I love the expressions on the musicians - they love it when people participate in their art!

Jilly said...

Folk music - I think? - just seems to go correctly with a Farmers' market. And children love to dance. Marvellous atmosphere in this photo and the market sounds just great.

Petrea said...

I hope you threw some money into their case because the look on her face is worth a million bucks.

TheChieftess said...

Nothin' little about South Pas' Farmer's Market!!!

Starting school certainly hasn't dampened Little Bit's spirits!!!

ben wideman said...

Awesome photo, Laurie. So much emotion!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

That is cuuuuute. Bitty girl must be all jacked up on what I think is cotton candy being held by Mr J

Dr. Andrew Weil...I haven't heard his name for awhile. I liked him.

That woman playing the fiddle? gads she looks familiar. This is going to eat at me all day long

Shanna said...

That's my girl...!!!...dancing to fiddle music. I need to be there playing my bodhran!

Mister Earl said...

Is Little Bit dancing to...

THIS!

Laurie said...

THanks, everyone!