Scrapbook: The Fruit Stand

21 Aug

We are fortunate enough to be surrounded on all sides by amazing local farm stands, so can I hit one up for produce and veg if I miss the Farmer’s Market. One stand in particular is fun to visit because they have a little park area, a playground, and a small menagerie of farm animals. If this sounds familiar it’s because we visited it recently with Kingston before heading to the zoo.

It has plenty of produce and local goods like honey, salsa, nuts and dried fruit, but really we went so Isobel could enjoy the playground after we did our shopping. She was all about the train this time.

Although their stand is stocked they still only had a few token animals. Their season really doesn’t get going until they open the mega-pumpkin patch. The pigs they had were quite friendly and Isobel spoke to them in their porcine language, interspersing her shouts of HEY PIGS! with hearty OINK OINKS!

I have no idea what I’m saying here, but let’s pretend it’s both educational and enriching.

When we took her by the playground she wanted to swing. They only had big girl swings, and I thought for sure that would deter her. She’s only ever sat in baby swings and she occasionally forgets she has to hold on.

I was afraid this would end in tragedy, but she hung on and insisted Dada push her higher.

I said higher, Dada!


4 Responses to “Scrapbook: The Fruit Stand”

  1. Tristina August 21, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    That looks like an amazing market. Jealousy. I have it.

    It cracks me up how opinionated and bossy Isobel is. Hopefully it will continue to be hilarious. One of my cousins is only two years younger than I and we had the luck to grow up together. We are both so bossy and were constantly trying to boss each other around while playing dress-up. Some of your Isobel stories remind me of that time. 🙂

    • LittleBig August 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

      We are really lucky about where we live in some respects, and fruit stands are one of them. Most of them are smaller affairs, but this one is kind of the fruit stand deluxe.

      It’s funny, because she’s not bossy all the time. (I think it’s funny when she is so I mention it a lot.) Certain situations really bring out the boss, though!

  2. K August 22, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    I saw an egg lady at our farmer’s market this weekend and thought of you.

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