Thursday, July 19, 2012

checkerboard rows

checkerboard rows
of purple, blue and yellow 
plums in blue boxes

Saturday at the farmer's market. White tents shade produce and people. A band with a fiddle, guitar and bodhrán plays jigs and reels. Parents with kids, babes in bright red Radio Flyers, boys being boys, girls sitting and chatting, farmers weighing produce on scales. Each tent shelters the farm's specialty, many with free samples: potted or fresh cut flowers, plums in blue boxes, blueberries in plastic containers, crates of green beans, summer squash in cartons, bunches of carrots, beets and onions, heaps of corn on the cob, piles of tomatoes, jars of honey. All of the produce locally grown, fresh from farm to city.

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