About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wonderful Corvallis - Farmers Market and Free Bus Service

One of our goals, now that we are back in Corvallis, is to buy more fresh fruit and veggies.  We have a pretty nice market on Saturday mornings in Corvallis.  There is also a market on Wednesday mornings, but I have yet to visit that one. Our plan is the visit the farmers market each week, so this morning we headed down there.  Corvallis now offers free bus service on all of its routes, so we took advantage.  

How is this farmers market different from the markets in Italy?  Well, this market is basically fruit, veggies, flowers, eggs, cheeses, plants and other edible goodies.  The markets in Italy sell all of this, plus shoes, household goods, candy, clothing, and deli service with cheeses and meats.

The market is held on 1st Street, down by the riverfront.  

There are usually several musicians playing for the crowds

Brandon bought a tomato plant to add to our garden.  He wants to keep track of how much it grows.  Notice that he is wearing his Italia jersey!

We ended up buying asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, salsa, cherry tomatoes, and some fresh made pretzels.  

This afternoon we hung out at home.  Our friend Kate delivered the scooter that Katrina is buying.  Its a Honda Metropolitan, 50cc I think.  Top speed of 43 mph.  I will blog about this in a few days.  

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