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Edmonds Farmers Market

Edmonds Farmers Market

Saturday was such a lovely day. It was sunny, warm and you could see forever. Our local Farmers Market starts at the beginning of May. It doesn't get in full swing until later in June but you can still find interesting selection of food and goods.

Early in May, it is prime time for asparagus. Several of the stands had a good selection. There were also fresh leaks, young lettuce and radishes. The flower stalls were filled with tulips and doing a brisk business for Mothers Day.

I saw a couple of my favorite but I was intrigued with a new cheesemaker - Willapa Hills Farmstead Cheese. Their specialty is blue and sheep cheese. They had a good selection of both fresh and aged cheese. I tried two fresh;the Willapa White and Fresh with Ewe. Both were excellent. The White was shaped similar to a chevre but had a little more tang. But it was the Fresh with Ewe that won me over. It is fresh sheep milk cheese with a blue rind. A lovely lovely cheese. The cheesemaker recommended keeping it for another week. If I can....

I also stopped at another vendor selling beautiful fresh Halibut. For dinner, I rubbed it with the Bengal Masala Rub with Love from Tom Douglas and pan fried it. Add a fresh green salad and my new favorite mashed sweet and regular potatoes. I did not have enough sweet potatoes to make these sweet potatoes and onions but it was still very good with a few regular potatoes thrown in.

The farmers market is located near the firestation and right downtown. Edmonds has a small downtown - with a seaside feel. You can see the sound in the distance and hear the ferry horn. Many of the buildings in the main downtown area are historic and house interesting stores. I stopped by HouseWares to pick up some kitchen cleaning items and admire the stunning designs.

Moving on, I stopped in the Edmonds Bookshop to see the latest best sellers. Nothing caught my fancy. I had two more stops, one at Gallery North to see the current Photography and at Sculptors Workshop pottery sale.

It was good to see everything busy. The weather helped as did Mothers Day weekend. I loved seeing the mothers out. My favorite was the little girl and her mother who came out of one of the day salons. "Mommy - that was so much fun. Can we do come again?". Delightful.

Edmonds Farmers Market

Edmonds Farmers Market

Samish Bay Cheese

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Residential street just a block from the market

Edmonds

Traffic circle at the center of downtown

Edmonds

Worldwide headquarters of Rick Steves Europe

Comments (7)

nancyhol:

Those cheeses sound yummy, Marta. The halibut too!

Marcia:

Nice pictures - we have a neighborhood farmer's market on Thursdays, from 3-7 pm, 8 in the summer months as we are lucky to have it run year round - this reminds me to stop by with a camera some spring afternoon.

I'm glad this country is finally appreciating farmers' markets. Having lived in France for about 3 years, I became downright spoiled by going to the market DAILY. Such fun!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, sounds like you had a wonderful day out and about in Edmonds. I loved looking at all of your photos and descriptions. The Halibut dinner you prepared sounded so delicious. Loved the quote from the daughter's comment to her mom that you mentioned. So cute.

BTW, interesting shot of Rick Steves Headquarters. I find his books so easy to read and helpful.

Great post Marta. Thanks so much for sharing!

Great market shots. I confess that I am unable to pass one by . . .

Barb Cabot:

I loved this post. I have such a great appreciation for Farmer's markets. You are lucky to have such a great one.

Amy:

I love these glimpses into people's neighborhoods. Your market sounds great! Ours won't start up till next month, sadly.

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