Saturday, June 03, 2006

Market to Munching to Mowing

Spring is here are with it comes the Eugene Saturday Market

Always an interesting downtown Eugene we even had someone collecting for the annual Hempfest July 14, 15, 16 at Washington Jefferson Park.

Today, however, is the market full of good veggies and flowers on this side of the street.

As Sharyn and Ed found out also some chocolates and artisan bread.

The vegetables are all locally grown and for the most part organically grown as well.

Such a great variety and beautifully displayed.

Across the street are the arts & crafts and a food court of sorts and as always many interesting people of all types.

It is truly a great community event and it happens every Saturday in the drier months.

There is never a lack of customers and lookie-loos.

From there we went to Junction City to take a look at the new Camping World but first we stopped at the Rodeo Steak House & Grill

Next to the grill are two railroad cars this red one that's a coffee drive thru stand

and this University of Oregon Green and Gold car used as a --- not sure what the heck it is but it has an air conditioner.

Here is Ed exiting the Grill with a smile after a great cheeseburger.

We did go by the Camping World and made an appointment to have some warranty work done on the Musemobile and then dropped Ed off on the way home. Our plum tree seen in the background here looks great with the California poppies beneath it.
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Next door the field was being mowed by this young lady on a really, really big riding mower.

I think this baby (the tractor not the lady) would cut my yard, trees and all, in about 2.7 seconds.

It's not a yellow and green John Deere but it was a very impressive Kubota M9000.

Scrabble score ~ Scrabble Queen 343 the Contender 345 (notice I always do a blog when I win hehe)

Quote of the Day
When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There's more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What's their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides? ~ Jerry Brown

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