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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

portland farmers market

I'm celebrating the second blogiversary of Finding Joy in All Things this week.  I'm hosting a giveaway and you can enter by leaving a comment on this post! 


Ever the eager travelers, Paul and I went to Seattle and Portland last week to celebrate fourth of July and a family wedding. This was the first time I had been to the Pacific Northwest in the middle of summer, and I think I have found my favorite time to visit.  The weather was amazing, the flowers gorgeous, and the farmers market fare mouth watering.  Since I can only dream of being able to sample this fare weekly, I'll just drool over these photos ....





These berries were unbelievable.  And only $3 a bunch!!  We were tempted to get one of each, but we limited ourselves to blueberries, marionberries, golden raspberries, and strawberries.  That was limiting ourselves.




A marionberry is a blackberry created by the USDA and University of Oregon.  It's only found in the Pacific Northwest, and I'm pretty fond of it.  



I'm telling you, these flowers were just amazing.  Everywhere I looked out there flowers were growing like crazy, and their colors were soooo vibrant.  The weather is just perfect for growing them out there. 




It wouldn't be Portland without something a little funky.  I've been a fan of kombucha for a few years now, and I was very excited to see some homemade kombucha being sold at the market.  I had a sample each and bought a bottle of the pomegranate.  Tasty, tasty!  

What's your favorite farmers market??  AND -- have you entered the bloviersary giveaway!!  Stop everything you're doing and do it right now!!!

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