Saturday, 16 February 2013

Clevedon Farmers Market

A visit to a farmers market
is one of my favourite
weekend things to do.

The lavender lady's stall
is full of things I love.
I bought several bits and bobs.

Pony rides were popular
with the children


I made a new friend.
I would love to have taken
him home with me!

Who could resist a packet
of these seeds, now I can't
wait for next Summer
to see their blooms!

Fresh buffalo mozzarella
looks so yummy!

Another new friend I made
 was the image of
chef Rick Stein's
faithful friend

We enjoyed the lovely family
atmosphere at the
Clevedon farmers market.

Today I'm linking to
A Favorite Thing Saturday
and to 
Sunlit Sunday
and to
Mosaic Monday

Thank you all for your comments

Be kind to one another




Hello Shane, Farmer Markets are wonderful places to be.. Puppies, hires, the Lavender Lady very wonderful and peony seed will. Grow into the most glorious bloom... In my lasting you will see a beautiful Peony bloom.. Hugs Judy

Kimberly said...

I like all the new friends you have made. How cute!

eileeninmd said...

The farmers markets are always fun. I would be spending my money at the lavender stand. I love it! Cute puppy dogs. Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

debra @ homespun said...

AH makes one long for spring / summer! :)

Lisa said...

Oh my, your post makes me long for a farmer's market visit! I am visiting from the favorite things party and hope you can stop by the enchanted oven and say hi!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love going to the farmer's market. Unfortunately, there are none to be found here. :/ Looks like it was a wonderful day with great weather and lots of friends to meet along the way. Best wishes, Tammy

Dagmar said...

Hello dear Shane,
Aren't Farmers markets the very best thing..I miss that down here in AZ..I go to 3 every week in BC..
Have a wonderful weekend!

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ Lovely place!♥ Happy weekend!♥ xxx Riitta

Balisha said...

We just don't have these markets in the winter in my area. I would love to be able to enjoy them year round.Thanks for sharing yours.

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing your weekend market photos. Everything looks so nice, especially the lavender!

Marilyn said...

Farmer's Markets are indeed a favorite thing to do. Your market looks just lovely.

It's Just Dottie said...

Farmers markets are one of my favorite things too. I need a bottle lavender oil and local red wine!


Susy said...

Ah, looks like a wonderful outing. I sure wish my local flea market sold fresh lavender products. Have a grand weekend!

Regine Karpel said...

Nice photos!
Those dogs!
Yummy mozzarella!

County Line Road said...

What a beautiful day. The lavender was lovely.

Happyone said...

Farmers markets are great places to visit and I always enjoy time there.

Julie said...

Hello Shane, beautiful pics. Yes I love farmers markets too & the fresh produce. I love the lavender stall pictures, also the little dogs, can see why you have befriended them. Happy weekend to you ... Julie :-)

Susan said...

You made some cute friends! Lovely photos!

Katherine Wolak said...

That looks like so much fun Those lavender goodies look fabulous! :)


Patricia said...

I love a Farmers Market too, and this one looks really good. Lavender stalls smell divine and who could resist them. And I would most definitely purchase that packet of seeds. Wonder what is in there?

Junibears said...

It looks such a happy day outing. I really envy you (in a nice way!).
My outings are enjoyed through posts and pictures like yours. Thank you my dear! xxx

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Good Morning (or maybe evening in your case!!)

Visiting from My Little Home and Garden link up.

Lovely sunny happy photos.

Have a great week


Lavender Cottage said...

A fantastic farmer's market Shane, I hope our new one will branch out this year.
Of course I zeroed in on the lavender booth, looks like lots of neat things.
Enjoy your Sunday.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Shane

In writing about visiting a farmers' market, you've described one of my favourite things to do in the summer and autumn. I'd be tempted to linger by the lavender and choose some good cheese. As for peonies, I haven't grown them from seed but love having them in my garden.

I'm so glad you shared this lovely market post at "Sunlit Sunday".


Claudia said...

I love Farmers Markets and this one seems to be particularly wonderful! The doggies are adorable as are the sweet ponies.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Radka said...

I don't think I would be too far from the lavender stall :-))

Dorthe said...

Dear Shane,
Oh I love the many buntles with lavender- and would also have been tempted to buy at the lavender lady`s stall. It is so cosy to be on farmers markets, and look and chat, and meet new friends :-)

Ruth Kelly said...

We have Farmer's markets here in the summer time. It will be several months before anything can start to grow. We are still covered in snow. The little pony's are so cute. The Lavender lady's stall looked very inviting.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

What a wonderful farmers market you have! We husband is a teacher and we enjoy going to our local one every week when he's on summer vacation, so much fun. But gosh, nothing so charming as yours. Wow!

Happy week to you!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
That sure was a lovely and summery Farmer's Market!
Glad you had such a great time.
Hugs to you,

Maggie said...

What a wonderful day you must have had, makes me feel quite homesick.

Lynn said...

Thanks so much for sharing your market photos. I love the lavender booth! Our market is closed right now for the winter. Where I grew up we had a year round indoor market. I really wish there was that sort of thing around here!

Linda said...

It looks as if you had a great time at the farmer's market with lots of interesting stalls and things to see, do and buy. Hope your week is going well.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shane,

How wonderful to go to the Farmers Market and I love all your photos.
Love the sweet dogs and yes, we used to love cute little Chalkie - remember him chasing a rabbit one time.
Look forward to seeing your peonies when they flower.
Also my favourite salad, tomato, basil and buffalo mozzerella, yum.
Have a happy Wednesday

brandy1 said...

I have heard the farmer's market in Clevedon is pretty wonderful. I had the joy of going to the farmers market up at Matakana on Saturday. Oh my goodness I think a lot of Auckland was there. Must admit there was an outdoor Pat Bennetar concert to start later in the day.wonderful products. I would have hovered at the Lavender stall for quite a while as well.What lovely pups you saw. I will always stop if there is a poodle in site and pat, can't help myself. We used to have a lovely apricot poodle. Enjoy your blog Shane. Kind regards from a fellow N.ZER Shirley

Jeanie said...

Longing for farm markets again! Chalky looks like my childhood Jack Russell. Loved that dog!

vicki said...

Shane-- don't we all just love visiting the Farmer's markets?!!! Your photos are stunning-- especially love the lavender!


~*~Patty S said...

ooo I Love a farmer's market too and that Lavender display would have beckoned me immediately ... that Caprese Salad looks absolutely tempting too!
You are reminding me of what we have in store in a few months as it is still winter here in Virginia :)


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