Saturday, September 11, 2010
My corner of the world: Sacramento Farmers Market at Sunrise Blvd and Highway 50
Every Saturday the light rail station parking lot is converted to a farmers market where farmers bring their products to sell direct to the public. Vendors are certified as actual farmers who work in the surrounding area. As you can see there is a lot of produce for sale.
These are herbs for sale.
These are buckets of flowers for sale. There is a black bumblebee browsing the flower in the center under the little white arrow. These flowers are fresh.
Often there is live music for enjoyment. Today is a 3 piece band with bass, guitar, and accordion.
Here is our stuff from the farmers market. Got potatoes, squash, cherry tomatoes, sour baguette of bread, oranges, a plant called hummingbird sage which I bought because it attracted bumblebees while it was on the table. We bought white peaches and yellow peaches. We also bought some organic eggs (not pictured).
It was a busy day for us. Our chihuahua, Paco, needed to get his shots. The mobile vet trailer is where we get shots for our dogs. The two men on the left are veterinarians. There is a table to the right where people get their paperwork filled out and pay for the shots. It's cheaper to go to the mobile vet clinic than a vet's office.
And there is an airshow going on this weekend. Overhead there was a Stealth bomber, an F22 Raptor, a squad of L39 jet trainers, a couple of acrobat flyers, but none of those pictures came out. I did manage to get a couple of pics of these P38 Lightnings.
It was a good day!