NOW, THERE ARE MORE THAN FLOWERS AT THE DOWNTOWN TACOMA FARMERS' MARKET.
TNT photo by Peter Haley
BUT IT'S STILL
THE PLACE FOR A
TNT photo by Drew Perine
Downtown Tacoma's farmers' market has sprouted since my last visit. I dropped by today and counted 19 stands selling fresh vegetables, fruit, oysters, salmon and ground beef.
That was six more stands and heap-loads more produce than I encountered in June, when rains put a damper on crops and farmers' attendance.
Today, I encountered Washington farmers from Mattawa, Carnation, Chehalis Valley, Yakima, Puyallup and elsewhere.
Here's the lovely produce I eyed:
Squash vines. Snowpeas. Pac cho. Kohlrabi. Apricots. Pluots. Okra. Peaches, Cherries. Mustard and collard greens. Tomatoes. Strawberries. Blueberries. Blackberries.
All kinds of good stuff.
Keep it up, Mother Nature.
Next week, I'll check out the prepared foods.