Sunday, September 24, 2006
A Fun Fall Saturday
Yesterday I had the good fortune to attend two events that I have been wanting to go to since before I moved here. The first was the Moscow Farmers Market. Moscow, ID (pronounced Moss-co) is a college town about 70 or so miles south of here, home to the University of Idaho. The town itself is cute and kind of funky. The farmers market is very comparable to the one in Monterey, with farmers, craftspeople and food vendors sharing the space. There were a couple of Mexican food booths, and I ate a couple of tacos that reminded me of home. The thing about this market is that it is in a smallish town and it thrives. Spokane is huge compared to Moscow and our farmers market is tiny with no food booths or crafts. I don't understand why Spokane can't have what Moscow has, the potential here is huge. Oh well, it was a nice drive with good company.
Just a couple of blocks from the market is the Moscow Food Co-Op. It is a store sort of like a local smaller Whole Foods. We don't have a Whole Foods in Spokane, so it was nice to go there. I found the salad dressing that I used to buy at Whole Foods but have not been able to find since I moved, hooray!
After that we got back in the car and headed back north to the small town of Fairfield, WA, which is about 25 miles south of Spokane. I was going to attend The Farm Chicks fall show! They have two huge antique shows a year, and people come from all over to attend, they fly in from other states even. We get there, and of course the place is packed, the grange hall was overflowing with mostly women of all ages trying to buy old stuff to decorate their houses with. I have been to antique shows before and while they are good places to remember your childhood (Hey, my grandma had those dishes!), I don't have the resources to decorate my whole house like that, so I don't buy much if anything. I had my eye on an old framed hand-tinted picture of a landscape, but I didn't get it and now I wish I did! Anyway, it was fun, and now I can say I went to the Farm Chicks show.
And to top it off, the weather was beautiful, not too warm, just perfect and sunny. It was a great day.
Tonight is Sunday Night Supper Club, Max is making cupcakes. The fun never stops!