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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day ~ A Trip To Our Local Farmer's Market

It's Earth Day at our Farmer's Market and the Sierra Vista Market, our food co-op.  And, it is Arizona HOT today - in the nineties!  Still, it was festive and fun walking around looking at all of the vendors' wares. 



There were several booths selling plants.  There were shrubs, trees, vegetables and herbs on display.


This happy fella was selling water filtration systems and was a lot of fun with his teasing and joking. 


There were several vendors selling oils, lotions and soaps of all varieties.  I am not in the market for those just now, but I did find a lady who is local who sells essential oils at a reasonable price.  I bought a 1 ounce bottle of Orange.


My friend, Lisa and her daughter Lexi were there with their alpacas ~ Moms and babies ~ from Thunder Mountain Alpaca Ranch.  I wrote about them a couple weeks ago - Picnic With The Pacas.  The are super soft and very mellow.  They look like huge stuffed toys, and I just fell in love with them right away!

Mom and Youngster

Afterwards we walked next door to the local Cooperative store where another friend had organized a "Cash Mob" to show up between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm.  We surprised the Co-op staff and each spent the agreed upon $10 or more.  I believe half of our church fellowship showed up!


Here's my contribution...and proof I was there!  What fun this was, and a wonderful way to infuse some cash into the local economy!  Besides, I found more oil and a cold drink to rehydrate myself!


There you have it!  My relaxing afternoon wandering the Farmer's Market.  What did you do today to celebrate Earth Day?


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11 comments:

  1. We woke up with a bit of snow on the ground yesterday morning, hard for me to comprehend HOT 90 degree Arizona weather after that!

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    1. Keetha - Snow? Holy Cow! I'm wishing you warmth this week! 'Nuff of that ol' winter!
      Huge green hugs,
      Pat @ The Thrifty Frog Blog

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  2. Looks like a good time!! I finally read the book I won through your giveaway! It was called A Sound Among the Trees. I enjoyed it! Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway! Hope you are having a great weekend!

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    1. Heather - Wow! That seems like years ago! I liked that book too! Glad you go it read. Happy to see you here!
      Huge green hugs,
      Pat @ The Thrifty Frog Blog

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  3. I went to SV and picked up a beautiful Bountiful Basket with enough goodies to share with several friends for Earth Day. It is a superb co-op for fresh fruits and veggies and whatever else the organizers are able find. You can even get one in the organic mode for a little bit more. I should have checked out the farmers market, sounds like fun

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    1. Louise - Yes, you should have stopped. We were there around 12:45 - it would have been a little cooler when you were in the neighborhood!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  4. Now I am anxious for our farmer's markets to get going. Here in Oregon they don't start until May. It was 80+ here today. It is hard to remember how far away summer really is in this part of the world.

    Be well.

    b

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    1. Barbara - Eighty is good! It broke 100 in Tucson today! Nineties here. I can get used to it! I don't care for the cold anymore!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  5. Thank you to Ruby For Women http://rubyforwomen.ning.com/notes/%22Growing_Old_with_Grace_-_Earth_Day%22 for featuring this blog post today!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  6. It was nice to see this post from the mention on Ruby for Women. Thanks for sharing the photos. It looks like a nice farmer's market and a good way to spend Earth Day.

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    1. Connie - Yes, I was thrilled! We had a great time at the market and I just love those alpacas!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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