We met up with my mom and did a little farm shopping: fresh farm eggs, some grass-fed beef for dinner tonight, sugar peas, arugula, salad greens, french green beans, delicious sweet tomatoes, breakfast radishes, and a small bit of garlic foccacia (still warm).
I intended to take more photos, but I guess I got too busy shopping and didn't take many at all. I'll post a link to my mom's blog when she writes about the market, cuz she was taking photos all over the place! :)
This is a great little market on a beautiful farm. There are gorgeous flowers growing everywhere, and several different vendors (listed here) offering a variety of fresh produce, homemade breads, and pasture-raised poultry, meat, and eggs. There's a little stage where they must sometimes have live music (maybe later in the day? we were there first thing at 3pm, and good thing too cuz we got the last of the breakfast radishes!).
After the market we drove around and explored Puget Island again. This is a beautiful island, and in doing some research so I could write a little about it, I came across this fabulously-written article and instead of writing anything, I'm going to just recommend you read this. It's lovely.
When my mom first started looking for property up in this area, we found a house for sale on Puget Island. It was a beautiful Victorian home with a separated garage and guest house, along with a couple hundred feet of waterfront. It was almost perfect. There were several things that needed tending and the owners did not accept her counteroffer and wouldn't budge on the price as it was. I think she had reservations about it anyway and so that was just confirmation that it probably wasn't the right choice for her at the time. (She ended up with a beautiful house that she loves, up in the hills near Kelso). But driving around the island yesterday, I couldn't help thinking "Hm, that house would have been good for US. A place to park the Airstream, waterfront, boat….hmmmm."