A Late Mother's Day Reprise

Sorry for such a late "What'd I Miss?" post for May 10th. We've been very busy with the 2009 season launch of the Madrona Farmers Market, which returned this past Friday, May 15th, and the Wallingford Farmers Market, which returns this coming Wednesday, May 20th.  Check out each market's new blogs. A Mother's Day visit to Ballard Farmers Market from the entire family Vojkovich of Skagit River Ranch. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

May 10th was another warm, sunny Sunday, brightened even more so by market mom, Eiko Vojkovich (left, above). We have been assured that her husband, George (right, above), actually loaded that truck for Eiko in honor of Mom's Day.

Summer Run's Cathryn Baerwald is back behind those tomato plants somewhere. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Summer Run Ranch, Empire Ice Cream and Oxbow Farm all returned to Ballard Farmers Market this week. With them, we saw beautiful tomato plants, ice cream flavored with bacon and hazelnuts, pea vines, purple sprouting broccoli and more.

Ballard Farmers Market rejoices at the return of the smile face of Oxbow Farm's Luke Woodward. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

So don't you dare miss another week of the Ballard Farmers Market, or you could miss out on Five Acre Farm's gargantuan heads of lettuce -- what we like to think of as the lettuce that ate Manhattan.

Soma, from Five Acre Farm in Coupeville, holding a head of lettuce that is not only as big as her head, it is as big as her entire torso! Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.