Sunday, April 20, 2008
Weekend Snapshot: Number 33
Bill and I went to the Raleigh NC State Farmer's Market on Saturday. It was very crowded and not conducive to photography but I gave it a shot.
This Farmer's Market is quite extensive. There are many covered buildings and booths spill outside into the parking area too. The first building has annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable plants and fresh produce.
As tempting as some of the flowers were, I had decided to buy a few tomato plants and nothing else. We mostly went to the Market to browse and have lunch and I was proud of my restraint because I've rarely seen a plant I didn't want to buy.
As you transition out of the section with plants for sale, you are presented with people at booths offering you strawberries and other tasty treats to sample, before you decide what you want to buy.
One building over from the plants and fresh produce they advertise cheese and NC wines but when you walk in the first temptation is homemade ice cream and fudge.
They also have jams, preserves, wine, cheese, all sorts of baked goods like pies, bread, and cakes. A separate building has crafts and handmade candles but we didn't get that far in our exploring.The Farmer's Market fresh seafood restaurant has excellent food so we had lunch there which was pleasant.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and will have a good week ahead. On Monday you can find other participants in the comment section at the home of Weekend Snapshot. If any others post early like me, I think they will show up at technorati, here, Weekend Snapshot
Note - Weekend Snapshot is a Monday photo meme. I usually post mine on Sunday because I often get busy with work on Monday. However, Monday is when you can start browsing other WS participant links at the home of Weekend Snapshot each week.
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I did almost the same thing as you this weekend, but to a fruit stall and the nursery :) Glad you enjoyed your weekend!
Have a good week ahead Carver :)
interesting to see what farmers markets are like there. here they are on sundays; 9 until 12 with no commercial sellers; all organic; outside; usually running from about april to october
nice. it looks very clean.
Supposedly, Austin has a great Farmers Market. Sad to say I've never been.
What a colourful Farmers' market! I love the potted flowers. I would definitely grab a few if I were there.
I'm checking out the ice-cream! hehe...
Great Farmers Market, Carver! I'm judging the "What if..." meme tomorrow! Thanks for participating! :D
Wow! What a nice market.. Love all those flowers, looks like fun. Great shot thanks for sharing.
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I love those potted flowers. Great pictures and nice shots.
Have a nice week ahead!
That looks like a fun farmers market. The one near my house is much smaller.
Looks like you had an eventful weekend!
Beautiful farmer's place!
same as me...crowded but not like yours... crowded in the mall and some commercial spots.
love the flowers! springy thing!
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see u there!
Lovely shots! Looks like you had a nice weekend. Definitely more productive then mine!;)
looks like you had fun at the market. Great shots esp. on those potted flowers.
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That is one big place! Isn't it great to have a choice? I'm glad you gave it a "shot" (great pun); these are nice pictures.
i like going to farmer's market here, too! lots of stuff that's fresh and cheap!
have a good week! :)
i love places like that! :)
that looks like a great place! would love to be browsing there myself. :)
Did you buy a lots of flowers :D??? Nice shots
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Sweet. That market seems like a good place to spot great finds.
What a nice market to visit!! I haven't bought any plants this Spring...
Lovely shots as always, Carver.
Looks so well organized.
Our farmers market is very different...outdoors and all locals.
Wonderful post. Awesome photos... my DH would be ALL OVER the homemade icecream and fudge =)
Thanks so much to everyone for visiting my weekend snapshot. Hope you all have a great week.
I love visiting this kind of market. I love the refreshing view of all the plants lined up for the customers picking...well, buying. :)
what an interesting walk. and i always see bright flowers aroudnyour shots Carver. loveit!
we used to live in charlotte and the farmer's market didn't look anything like this, hehe. raleigh's has so much more hustle and bustle. :)
have a great week ahead!
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Thats really nice pictures. I am 3 hours away from Raleigh, NC. I live in whiteville...mine is up....
looks like a great weekend!My WS is up at this link!
that's very intersting
thanks for sharing those great shots youve got, i enjoyed them.
I think I'd be stuck where the potted flower plants are. Hehe.
Have a great week ahead :)
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Hello Carver! You always have an interesting weekend over there. I ma not a gardener at heart but i really like flowers so maybe i'll start potting one soon. take care!!
What a wonderful way to spend the day! I'm afraid I would not have shown as much restraint, especially when you say food & wine!
What restraint in not buying flowers! I don't know that I could do the same. At least you had great weather! We had snow on both Saturday and Sunday - it snowed in the morning, but didn't stick around long. It also snowed some at my friend's house Saturday night. Crazy crazy weather!
This looks like a fun place to visit. I love the flowers, so colourful.
What a great farmers market. I love all the flowers.
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I'd give anything to have a Farmer's Market like that so close to me!
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