Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ON HOME ~ Shop Local...


Last week I told you a little bit about the history of my adopted home town of Natick (pronounced Nay-tick), MA. This week I'd like to show you a little bit about the current happenings here in the corner of the world I live in. Each Saturday morning in the summer the town hosts a farmer's market for local vendors to ply their wares on the green in the center of town. It is a vibrant place for families and neighbors to gather, browse, shop and support local vendors in their community.


Sometimes you find a bounty of food for the dinner table.


Sometimes you find flowers to brighten up someone's day.


Sometimes you find things to make you pretty.


Sometimes you find goodies and treats.


Sometimes you find creative beauty in delightful spaces.


And sometimes you find a new friend.


Buying local gives you fresh and quality products and supports the members of the community around you.  Does your region provide opportunities for you to shop local?

11 comments:

Matty said...

I love that last picture of the girl and the dog. Did you take it?

On Sunday mornings, there are flea markets in some of the smaller towns around our area.

dining sets said...

For me the best part of travelling is shopping from some local bazaar just like what you did. There are lots of amazing thing that you can buy. It seems that you had a great time shopping.

Penny said...

That horse picture is freakin' magnificent!!!!!

ha ha ha :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

That picture of the dog and the little girl is money, Molly. We have some farmer's markets here in town, but they are not easy to get to and have limited parking. Makes me wish I just lived within walking distance of these places, because I could totally buy my stuff there for the week.

Janet said...

look at those pretty horses!!!

boliyou said...

I love those farmer's markets!

ds said...

Such an adorable photo of the little girl and her "friend." Farmer's markets are a recent addition to this area (in which there are few true farms left); some are good, others are glorified flea markets--fun if you're not looking for sweet corn.

I can get fairly local tomatoes, corn and fruit from the farmstand/nursery down the road.

Your market looks fabulous!

Kathleen said...

I'm really because where I live there are so many Farmer's Markets nearby. I am almost overwhelmed with choices sometimes. P.S. the picture of the dog and the little girl is precious!

jehara said...

There are plenty of farmer's markets around here. Love them! Still, I think the best one I've ever been to is the big one in San Diego.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I love all your pictures. I am on the absolute opposite side of the country from you but we have a farmers market on our green that looks very similar. I'm going to take my camera with me next Sunday and see what I can get. You've inspired me.

stacybuckeye said...

I wish our town had something like this. Downtown Cleveland does and I always thing I should make it down there more often!