I don't know why I didn't post these pictures right away. I certainly was eager for my neighborhood farmers market to begin for the season. I don't know why they wait so long! (Oh, maybe snow in May has something to do with it.)
The market is just a block long, and if you get there early, you can avoid the crowds.
My first stop was at Amy the Soap Crone's booth. Amy make great soap! I don't use any other kind now. I really like the shampoo bars. If you travel, they're especially convenient, not being liquid. Go to her site and order some!
My next stop is the Hmong farmers' stand. I love their variety of greens. I miss this stand all winter, when I have to drive across town to the Asian markets to get my yu choi fix.
I also am happy to see the pasta people. They have all kinds of fun shapes and flavors you can try in small amounts.
It's early in the season yet, so I have to assume this is greenhouse produce. But I love to see the bright colors!
Other booths sell bread, herbs, flowers, goosedown pillows, handicrafts, jelly, handmade baskets, beef, prepared foods, you name it. I succumbed to the lure of a pulled pork sandwich from Big Kahuna Barbecue.
And here's the rest of my haul.