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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Farmers Market at Boise

It was the Sunday prior to our departure from Boise sometime late October 2012. We visited the Farmers Market. Various produce were on display like cheese, wine,cookies,fruits,candies,lemonade,jams,syrups, ice creams,tacos,doughnuts,kettle corn, chocolates,paintings,mugs & bowls,elk meat etc. It was a bright and sunny day and there was a fair crowd out there. We sampled quite a few things on offer there particularly wine & cheese offerings. There was a nice circular water fountain  and the kids were having fun. There were benches for senior citizens to relax, cycle stands to park cycles  and water dispensers to quench your thirst. There were musicians to entertain the crowd. A homeless couple had also parked themselves there squatting on the floor with a placard stating "We are homeless. Please contribute what you can". The couple were  in their thirties, were probably African Americans, and in apparently sound health. Overall a delightful morning well spent !




39 comments:

  1. Interesting place. You pictures make it so alive!

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    1. Thanks Niranjan.There was great enthusiasm & energy there.

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  2. Thank you for the adventure in pictures:)

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  3. They are all interesting photos of the adventure! I especially like the last one. Your grand daughter, her smile is cute.
    Green tomato, Red rose.

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    1. Thanks. Yes Mira makes my day with her charming smile.

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  4. Wow! You got lot here from the market… Looks like a wonderful place to spend on Sunday. Cute one on your granddaughter :)

    That’s really nice to hear about the homeless. Hope they get a home sometime.

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    1. The homeless in the US are generally healthy & fit and capable of getting work. But they are lazy and would rather be idle and take alms from people.

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  5. good wines, produce, tacos, kettle corn, toffee! yum!

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    1. Thanks TWG. All yummy stuff on display - very tempting.

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  6. Great shots from the farmer's market.

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  7. RR! Your uncanny eyes have caught everything! Farmers' market looks like a sophisticated mall and that's the way it really should be.Thanks for the feast once more!

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  8. It is always a pleasure to explore new and interesting places which you share with us Rama:)

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    1. Thanks Rahul Ji . This was a unique experience. People look so relaxed and are having a lot of fun.

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  9. Great pic of the farmers market. nice one of your granddaughter too. :-)

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  10. Lovely vivid, vibrant captures of the ambiance!

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  11. Lovely tour of the Farmers Market.Love the pictures.

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    1. Thanks Ruprekha. You have made a reappearance after a long gap ! Trust all is well with you.

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  12. Interesting place... entirely different from our markets

    thanks for sharing

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  13. Just lovely tour on the Farmers Market. Love the pictures. Looks you all had a pleasant time there.

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  14. Your blog is always filled with beautiful photos. Once again, you help us to see so much more from where we sit. Great job!!!

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    1. Thank you Andy. It is always nice to see your encouraging comment.

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  15. The place is so clean unlike our markets and very colourful too! I loved the fountains...small small ones!

    So, you saw lazy people there also. How do they allow them to beg over there?

    I would have loved to taste the 'Kettle corn'!

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    1. I suppose there will be beggars everywhere. Except that these two were well dressed and looked well fed & healthy.

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  16. I've never been to Boise so I appreciated these pictures a lot. Looks like a wonderful farmer's market with lots of options. And homegrown wine! And elk meat. Never tasted that! Kettle corn is a favorite of my wife. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Its very interesting to visit farmers market once in a while.

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  18. Very interesting indeed.. I like all the captures.. Bright and beautiful..1

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