Lisianthus Bouquets from Country Bloomer's Greenhouse
The mid-market season is full of those wide-eyed expressions. The faces are taking in far more beauty, wonder and joy than can be comprehended in the moment.
It's the look when one see's the first lunchbox peppers of the season from Emerald Meadows Family Farm (pictured), glistening in bold red & orange.
They only grow wider upon the sight of summer squash, eggplant & zucchini bursting out the top of wicker baskets at the Blue Moon Community Farm booth or tables full of blueberry & raspberry pints from Flyte Family Farms.
Not only the eyes are victim, as the ears take in the sounds of our youngest entertainers, the Starr Grass Band, picking, stepping and singing away to the joyous passersby.
While the expression comes from the size of wonder-enlarged eyes, we also can't help but think some of those pie-eyed are in a state of future dessert planning with the first pie cherries of the season in from Pleasant Springs Orchard (pictured).
Not only fresh produce, but flowers too elicit the expressionless wonder when we catch sight of bouquets of lisianthus flowers from Country Bloomer's Greenhouse or those idyllic bunches of sunflowers from Lor Farm.
With 16 more weeks of the market season to enjoy, don't expect to be underwhelmed anytime soon. If this past week was one for the books, just wait until sweet cherries and tables full of sweet corn catch your gaze. Oh my, oh my.
See you at market!
New Vendor Layout:
Starting July 10th, the market layout will condense slightly by eliminating the third row in the upper parking lot. Those vendors who were located in the aisle closest to University Row will be relocated into the four remaining aisles. Take a look at the map & lineup below to find them in their new homes. The following vendors will be moved:
Bryant Family Farms: Stall #38 (Upper Lot West Side)
Forgotten Valley Cheese: Stall #9 (Lower Lot West Side)
Honey Bee Bakery: Stall #41 (Upper Lot West Side)
Ka Vang Thao: Stalls #60 & 61 (Upper Lot East Side)
Sai's Garden: Stalls #51 & 52 (Upper Lot East Side)
Tortillas Los Angeles: Stall #22 (Lower Lot East Side)
What Got Gathered: Stall #21 (Lower Lot East Side)
Fruit Pie Box from Honey Bee Bakery
July 17 Vendor List:
Alsum Sweet Corn
Black Earth Valley
Blue Moon Community Farm
Bryant Family Farms
Campo di Bella
Chris + Lori's Bakehouse
Country Bloomer's Greenhouse
County Line Plants-n-Produce
Emerald Meadows Family Farm
Farmer Johns Cheese
Flyte Family Farm & Greenhouses
Forgotten Valley Cheese
Happy Valley Farm
Highland Spring Farm
Honey Bee Bakery
JenEhr Family Farm
Ka Vang Thao
Mad Maiden Shrub
McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms
Natalie's Garden and Greenhouse
Open Kettle Farms
Shoua Lee Vang
Steppin' Out Foods
Tortillas Los Angeles
What Got Gathered
Yang Family Produce
*Please note this is a tentative list. Last minute cancellations or additions to the vendor list are possible.