Our Farmer's Markets are well into their fall season, which is my favorite time of the year. Even though last Saturday morning was gray and cool and the air was misty in our corner of Northern Colorado, all the vendors reported for duty.
The smell of roasting peppers was in the air. I don't buy the peppers very often, but I love the smell. I did buy a lavender sachet from a vendor who featured all lavender and herbal products. I also received a free spritz of lavender oil on my wrist. The scent of peppers and lavender were an interesting combination.
There were still plenty of flower stalls. This one featured cut flowers in vases.
A local greenhouse presented this gorgeous assortment of my favorites, chrysanthemums. Note the vendor tending to this display was bundled up in his sweatshirt against the damp air.
Most of all, there were plenty of vegetables, from sweet corn to squash to melons to tomatoes. I bought three huge sweet potatoes, each one big enough to serve three people.
There are indoor monthly markets throughout the winter in our town where local vendors bring everything from cheeses to vegetables to wine to ranch grass-fed beef. I love the movement to grow, produce, and buy local.