Last Saturday, we all loaded into the van and made the drive from Estes Park down to Boulder for the farmer’s market. This was the day I had been looking forward to the most on our vacation. I had visions of all the pictures I’d take of the vendors and their beautiful produce. It was going to be a photographer’s dream. Well, this photographer’s dream anyway.
Except halfway there I realized I had forgotten my camera.
How does that happen, you might be wondering. Three excited boys, a husband and my parents waiting as I’m rushing out the door…that’s pretty much the perfect scenario for me to forget something…even my beloved camera. After sulking for a few minutes I realized all was not lost. I had my iPhone. Thank goodness. I decided I would burn up the battery if that is what it took to document the day. So that’s exactly what I did.
It was an amazing experience to be in another part of the country and see what their land and climate produces. All local and most of it was organic too. Our haul at the end of the day included Colorado peaches, Rainer Cherries, garlic, beets, arugula, mixed salad greens, green onions, tomatoes, popcorn and sunflower flaxseed bread made with spelt flour (delicious!) We hit the food vendors as well and enjoyed some toasted cherry/vanilla almonds and amazing veggie dumplings from Sister’s Pantry.
My next farmer’s market stop…Des Moines in September. Can’t wait! And this time I will NOT forget the camera.