The Market

The Belhaven Market was a little disappointing. There weren't really very many booths - this was the main aisle, and there were a few more booths around the corner.

Craft booths dominated the scene, although I was hoping for more fruit and vegetable stands. There was one "food" booth. Although it advertised eggs and produce, there was only a small basket of oldish tomatoes on offer.

One thing did make up for the challenges of this market - free pizza! I didn't actually have any, but one of the local pizza joints was offering up free slices to those who stopped by. I thought that was a pretty nice thing to do. It's just too bad it didn't draw in more people.

The Belhaven Market may have a bit of work to do, but I'm glad I checked it out.


Olivier said...

c'est ce qui manque à Evry, nous n'avons plus de marché, mais notre maire nous a promis pour 2009 un nouveau marché. j'adore faire mes courses dans les marchés, on peut discuter, découvrir.
that is what is lacking in Evry, we have no market, but our mayor has promised for 2009 a new market. I love to do my shopping in the markets, we can discuss, discover.

Rambling Round said...

Maybe the idea will catch on and bring more booths.

D said...

Sorry it wasn't what you expected.
Our local farmer's market is fun, but you have to be careful. Last week I bought a basket of figs...pretty on top, rotten in the bottom. :(
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kate said...

Even if it's small, festivals, fairs, and markets are fun. You would LOVE the Santa Fe Spanish Market in July and the Indian Market in August, both of which are outstanding. PS. Thanks for your visit to my blog!

USelaine said...

I suppose it's whether a "chicken or egg came first" problem. Without people like yourselves, the vendors won't come, but without vendors the people won't come. If you can find other people in your area that want locally grown food, you can organize together, find a farmer, and ask him or her to grow your food for you. That's how Community Supported Agriculture farms get started.

To find out more about the Red Hat Society, click on the link in my blog (those words form a "hot link" there). Thank you for your visits!

Dan Allen said...

Great that you are patronizing your local market. Perhaps it will grow with time.