This past Saturday was opening day of the Farmers' Market that I manage. The weather was fine, I had seed packets to hand out to the children that attended, and it was great to see my veteran vendors and to meet new ones as well.
Despite being early in the gardening season here in Ohio, there was some spectacular looking butter crunch lettuce, an abundance of strawberries, lots of baked goods, and wonderful hand crafted items.
Emily set up beside me and sold lots of bottle cap and Perler bead magnets. Her friend Katie sold magnets of her own. And two local ladies played their dulcimers for our entertainment.
And wouldn't you know, when I went to the library for a new stack of books, I just happened to find a gem called Farmers' Market Day by Michigan author Shanda Trent which is illustrated by fellow Ohioan Jane Dippold. The end pages are covered with beautiful pictures of vegetables, the illustrations are bright and eye catching, and the story tells of a little girl's day at the market and all the items she sees there. Her excitement is exactly what I feel each time I walk the rows and greet my vendors and customers.
Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. Also be sure to drop by Literacy Musings Mondays for more great blogs as well as my personal website Fun With Aileen where you will find more on reading, writing, and my very own chapter and picture books. And finally, you can find me on twitter @AileenWStewart if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.