MICHIGAN SLOW SPRING: FLOWERS AND FOOD AT THE FARMER’S MARKET

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Yes, spring in Michigan is slow in arriving. Today, the last day of May, it is 47 degrees as I leave for church. But, yesterday I gave my spring spirit a booster shot by going to the Oakland County Farmer’s Market, known to many of us as the Pontiac Market. The flowers are a glorious way to welcome spring. (Temperatures yesterday were most pleasant.)

As you can tell from the title, this post is all over the place, but come along and enjoy the ride into spring.

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The colors are glorious!

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This is the place.

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Yes, there is food. It smells so inviting!

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There are baskets galore, many as pretty as this one.
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Love the red of rhubarb. Is rhubarb a spring must for you? What is your favorite rhubarb dish?
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There are wagons to haul your purchases…. though I never find one.
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Healthy tomato plants at a reasonable price.

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A must-have: geraniums.

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Oh!!! These Gerber daisies warm my heart!

Also: Michigan asparagus, herbs, fresh eggs, popcorn, baked goods, cut flower arrangements and oh, so much more.

6 thoughts on “MICHIGAN SLOW SPRING: FLOWERS AND FOOD AT THE FARMER’S MARKET

  1. Reta Dahlen

    The bunches of rhubarb were amazing. Jake would have used a bunch or two to make “rhubarb slush”, a favorite summer refreshment in our family.

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  2. Marilee

    Loved seeing your local farmers’ market. We have a very nice one in Olympia as well that I love to visit. It’s open Thursday – Sunday, April – December. January – March only on the weekends. I think yours has more flowers though. Gorgeous!

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  3. Bernadette Mainzer

    I love rhubarb with fresh strawberries for a pie. also the colors of your market are stunning! have not been to the market yet here in Syracuse, but plan on doing so soon.

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  4. Susan Carter

    It all looks glorious, except the rhubarb as I’ve never been a fan. Flowers and tomatoes, yes.

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