Saturday, July 7, 2012

Arms Full of Veggies

The Saturday Farmer's Market is a jubilant ritual for many here in Sunnyside. Smiling locals flood the tented streets with "green" bags, baskets and carts. It's not just the people on the way back that are smiling, their arms full of colorful fruit and vegetables, but even the air grins as you approach; changing from stuffy summer to sweet harvest. I sampled some yellow peaches and couldn't resist buying a few, nor could I resist the purple and yellow peppers, carrots and beets. On my way home I sank my teeth into the soft flesh of the summer peach, still warm from the sun. A woman smiled as we passed, the peach juice had already made its way down my chin and arm.

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