Fitting that outside our capital building is a small active garden growing fresh vegetables when the farmers market held there every week is ranked one of the best in the nation.
We arrived early to beat the crowds, so we got a first go around and sneak peek before it was really busy. The robust crowds that followed were such a variety of people. From those who you know spent casual Saturday mornings there regularly, to those who wanted only the freshest cut wildflowers for a wedding that afternoon.
Aside from the overall feeling of community, what was the most striking about the market? The parade of color.
Both colorful products and colorful people.
And, beyond that parade of color were the farmers and artisans, all so passionate about their work and so enthusiastic to share their love with us.