Saturday Farmer's Market
With Brendan and Katie and Logan
snoozing away early this morning,
I was out of the house to find savory eats.
Made it to the Proctor District's street market
just as it was opening.
What's your pleasure?
Perhaps some beets or cucumbers
or maybe some chard.
Maybe you prefer baguettes with crackly crust
and a soft inside,
or ciabattas for sandwiches.
I didn't photograph the crepe stand.
I was afraid of lingering too long
and standing too close,
especially with a rumbling stomach.
And the sweet cinnamon breads. . .
well I bypassed those too
until I went into the grocery market
and they were handing out samples.
Maybe you're choosing heirloom tomatoes
with interesting shapes, flavors and textures,
shown here mixed in with the more common kind.
And don't forget peppers.
Can you imagine the twisted tongue if
the Peter Piper
who picked a peck
of pickled peppers
was wicked enough to pick a peck of pickled purple peppers?
Maybe you just can't resist
these sunny faces
that always make me smile,
even in the drizzle of soft September rain.
But if you're a canine,
the Top Dog spot you head for
is the dog treat bakery.
I didn't show you the birthday cakes
from the bakery.
Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting for Danielle.
A New Orleans chocolate cake for me with caramel topping.