October 23, 2010


I love, love, love Farmer's Markets. Especially the one held at Wilson Park in Torrance on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Our farmer's market is just minutes away from our home and going there is one of my favorite things to do. The air there always feels sparkly and fresh. There is laughter and music, and lots of great things to eat. The produce is fresh and the Vendors are happy to show their wares and generally encourage sampling.

I know the merchants are up at the crack of dawn and generally much earlier than that. Long before most of us are up, they begin their long drive from their farm or orchard or kitchen. By the time we are trying to shake ourselves awake, they are already busy setting up their tents, booths and displays, while the food vendors begin their cooking. Some of the vendors hire local people for extra help to staff their booths, and if you attend on a regular basis you get to know them.

The mood of the people who come to shop are generally happy to be there. There's a tangible feeling of camaraderie in the air and strangers often talk to strangers. Even on cloudy days one can feel the touch of the sun on your skin. ...Warming your heart, your mood and your soul, while imparting the essential Vitamin D everyone needs - directly - the way God intended.

Parks are essential for communities to thrive, and going outdoors is just a healthy thing to do. Joining with your neighbors in any activity or endeavor creates a feeling of oneness. Good, Good and Better.

"Farmers markets are green shoots coming out of the gun. They represent hope and they need to be cultivated."
- Jerry Brown (April 1997)

Yes, the quote is from our Jerry Brown, our once and future Governor.

Posted by Judi at October 23, 2010 12:59 PM | TrackBack
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