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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Intermittent Rain Can't Wash Away Fun At Tacoma Farmers Market

Above: Just in time for dinner, the hand-picked produce at the Tacoma Farmers Market bursts
with crisp bright color and flavor! All photos copyright 2008 by Mizu Sugimura.

It's been much harder to get together with a particular girlfriend of mine since she took on more hours at work. A job often does that and in today's economy when extra work is welcome, if a free day should turn up and our respective schedules permit you can be sure we'll try to take full advantage.

This Thursday was such a date. We agreed to touch base in the morning. As promised my friend called, but after her initial hello, she added that her original idea to run over to the Tacoma Farmers Market on Broadway between 9th and 11th Streets might have to be put on hold. "Why's that?"I said into the phone.

"Because it's raining." she said glumly, no doubt remembering nicer summer days at the Tacoma Farmers Market in the past where we've both made many fond memories. But I was unfazed by her temporary gloom and prior to her call, I had prepared dressing for the day in my official Tacoma Farmers Market t-shirt, a white cotton number with the cute little orange carrot design in front.

Had the same idea!" I told her. More cheerfully, I added although our homes are less than one mile from each other on the weather map, nary a single drop had yet fallen in my backyard.

So I got in my car, picked her up at home and we headed for downtown Tacoma. Just as we parked the car it started to sprinkle again but we were committed.

Fortunately for us and the other hardy souls who braved the uncertain skies overhead to check out today's market, the rain shortly lifted enough for a great visit to be had by all as you can see from the pictures accompanying this blog.


Stephanie Frieze said...

We love the Thursday market! Can't wait to have time to go and for more fruit & vegetables to be in season. Eat locally!

Kim Thompson said...

Our markets around here are just great. I need to get downtown! Also,I am totally excited for the 6th Ave. market that's happening in July.

Stephanie Frieze said...

Come over here and check out the Gig Harbor Market! But don't wait for July. The bridge toll is going up.

JosephMcG said...

I'm glad you had a good time... wonderful pictures, wonderful writing

Lorraine Hart said...

Another Farmer's Market is happening in Key Centre...on the southwest corner of the flashing yellow light...check out Key Peninsula News online!

Love the idea of your "carrot top" Mizu!

Stephanie Frieze said...

Lorraine, I will have to check out the market by you! Glad to know what's happening out your way.