Sunday, April 5, 2009 was the warmest day in 188 days, according to the National Weather Service, and Ballardites wasted no time getting out and enjoying it. And besides the fabulous sunshine and the always fantastic market vendors, they were treated to many of Seattle's best street performers, as Pike Place Market was overrun by a barbecue competition that day, and its buskers all headed north to Ballard.
Besides Ballard Farmers Market regulars like MoZo, Raw Corn and Dandelion Junk Queens, such performers as Jim Page with Artis The Spoonman and Reggie Miles, who plays a handsaw, made the pilgrimage up from Pike Place.
Richard and Jane Bye visited the market from Onalaska, Alaska, where their blessed weekly box of fresh produce from our own Full Circle Farm is a matter of survival for them.
And Whidbey Island Ice Cream Company sold out of ice cream bars.
As spring finally gets cranking here in the Pacific Northwet, don't miss a single week at the Market. Be it fiddlehead ferns, delicious salad mixes, a bouquet of flowers for mom or some plants for the garden, new things are appearing every week this time of year.