Today we ventured into southwest Portland for the Farmers' Marker. Such interesting booths of some amazing, yummy delicacies, yet basic organic vegetables and all my favorite flowers of spring: tulips in a rainbow of colors and my very favorite - the happy, joyful daffodil. "Daffydils."
It was a healthy atmosphere of organics, bakery sweets, variety of interesting meats (even yak!), exotic cheeses (lots of goat cheeses), smoked Pacific salmon, and some wine tasting. My grandson hustled off and came back with two tamales in corn husks. Inside each was steamed masa, shredded chicken, and a tomato salsa topping. Mui Bueno! The samples at each of the tents were interesting, varied, and always tasty to entice you to buy. We did and we did!
This Farmers' Market is located on the Portland State University campus. Live music gave the morning a festival atmosphere. The shoppers came in all ages, not so much all sizes as it was a healthy, fit looking crowd. I especially enjoyed watching a tiny, elderly lady dressed up for the day with make-up, too, and her little cart. She was sporting some cute "kicks" on her feet that were very Oregonian. Cute little lady! She had a spring bouquet in her cart along with an interesting load of veggies, breads, and a little bit of wine.
After our purchases were completed we left for a stop at an organic juice bar and then back home. Feeling super healthy, part of the family took off on a hike. I chose to read. Yesterday I hiked for hours and tomorrow is a new hike location. New adventures awaiting!