Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wednesday market scene

Not only is the Wednesday Farmers' Market in Portland the best place to pick up tasty eats, it's a great place to see the creative economy in action. Here artist and city councilor Dave Marshall captures himself capturing Samuel James and Meantone's weekly steel guitar jam session outside the Public Market House during today's market.

But by the time I got around to snapping this photo, the real Samuel James was nowhere to be seen.

Two weeks ago, Dave was the subject matter for cartoonist and West End News publisher Ed King. Ed's wonderful rendition appears in this ad in the current edition of the WEN.

At the other end of the square, Mark Finks and friends entertained the market-goers with their swinging sounds.

But once the lunch hour arrives, don't be surprised to find some of the veggies sold out at this popular market.


Anonymous said...

I'll definitely have to get into Portland one of these Wednesdays--though yesterday was kind of a scorcher! Hope the produce held up OK!

J said...

What a fun farmer's market scene. I love going to the Columbia farmer's market on Saturday. You can often find folks there playing bluegrass, but not on the weekdays - though on Monday I got local peaches so I can't complain too much..

And you are right, if you don't get there soon after they open, the good stuff is gone!

Anonymous said...

What fun! I love your "before" and "after" broccoli pics! So funny (yet so true! I hate getting there too late!)

Bianca said...

I just love farmer's markets! Ours looks pretty similar with musicians and lots of bustling people. And like yours, you gotta get there early if you plan to make any good purchases. I've started arriving at 8 a.m. on Saturdays to make sure I get the best selection.

Katie said...

That looks like a wonderful place to be! My local farmer's market is fairly small, but the farmers are very friendly and the produce is killer.

I love your blog!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Gosh, it looks so much more "hoppin'" and fun than my boring ole town!

Meg Wolff said...

Nice to see what is available right now!