Sunshine & Green Things

  Bright blue skies and brilliant sunshine welcomed, if it did not confuse, thousands of happy shoppers on Sunday, March 29th at the Ballard Farmers Market. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Just in case you spent the whole day in bed, or maybe in the Washington Trade & Convention Center at the Seattle Green Festival, you missed a beautifully sunny, if not brisk, afternoon at the Ballard Farmers Market on this last market of March.


A table of greens from Stoney Plains gives us hope that spring will soon be here for real. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Some vendors even had, gasp, green things on their tables this week, suggesting that, in spite of the fact it snowed a few inches at several vendors farms and houses overnight, spring may well be on its way. Foraged & Found Edibles brought the first fiddlehead ferns of the season, and Stoney Plains had an entire table of green things, from kale to herbs to Brussels sprouts and more, not to mention the flat of strawberry starts. Can you just smell those Washington strawberries now? Meanwhile, shoppers stacked up like cordwood to scoop up some Nash's dwindling supply of winter roots.


Crowds battle their way into Nash's stall to gather up the farm's delicious winter roots, made all the more sweet by the cold weather. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.