Sunday, November 21, 2010

Yellow Green Farmers Market - Hollywood

As I write my blog today, I am enjoying a lovely Maifanite Longevity tea with a dash of raw honey. Two of the many great items I found this morning at the Yellow Green Farmers Market. I had a few items in mind to look for. I easily found what I wanted and a whole lot more. Raw honey is something I enjoyed back in the days I lived on an orange grove. Going even further back to when I lived in Amish country, my family had fresh eggs and chickens delivered to the house. Head straight to the very back of the market and ask the folks at "The Good Earth" to set you up with a dozen. Then you too can experience that fresh off the farm taste. In addition there are cheeses, breads, pastries, and of course fresh veggies making it well worth the drive. It is not easy to get a vine riped tomato or a big jar of homemade half sour pickles in South Florida. Until now that is. It's not all about the food though. There are as many, if not more booths filled with unique or handmade items.
My trip to the Yellow Green Farmers Market was more than the items I put in my bags. I had a great time talking to the people working in the booths. I liked the memories it brought back when shopping was a "one on one" experience and not a cart pushed through a super Walmart. I will defiantly be back but a little closer to lunch next time. There were some awesome sandwich shops, smoothie and fruit juice booths, and pastry makers not to mention a picnic area to enjoy them. If you have not been yet, what are you waiting for.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Toys in the Sun Run - Fort Lauderdale

Is that thunder in the distance? No, I think it's 23rd annual Toys in the Sun Run. That's how Santa gets it done in South Florida. Each year, bikers from all over ride down I-95 to I-595 so they can deliver toys on the back of motorcycles. Last year some 30,000 bikes with toys spent the day roaring up and down the road. This year the fun starts at Isle Casino Pompano Park and ends at Markham Park. Be sure to mark down Dec 5th as a day to stay off the roads, unless of course you ride. There are several places along the route you can watch and feel the show. That many bikes can kick up quite a racket and shake the earth. However you choose to enjoy this event, most importantly be safe out there.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Art in the Park - Plantation

I went to this event last year and actually bought some art. It had been a while since I last attended and I found it quite by accident driving by. This year I made the effort to check the schedule. Plantation's "Art in the Park" has been going on as long as I can remember. As far as show size and advertising, it's a fairly small show by South Florida standards. It's also one of the few shows that have enough affordable art, you will likely go home with some. Last year I circled a booth several times before I committed. I have very much enjoyed the piece I bought and it has been commented on regularly. It was the price that got me. If I had not gotten it, I would have kicked myself. Check it out this weekend and see if you can find a must have piece at a "get your wallet out" price.

Sorry - I have been neglecting my Blog

Sometimes I like being a tourist in my own back yard. Sometimes I want to take a trip to say.... Europe. Living in South Florida is pretty much like having the whole world over for the weekend. At any moment, in any location, you can run into someone from another country. I just wish they would leave their home town driving skills at home.

If you are interested in seeing the other side of the planet, or if you are from there, follow the link to my Vacation Photos. They are best viewed as a slideshow. Enjoy views of London, Norway, Shetland, Faroe, Iceland, Scotland, and Ireland while I work on a few more local blog entries.