Take a trip with me to the Farmer’s Market, yes again

I love the Milwaukie Farmer’s Market. Yesterday I bought some local cherries, Oregonzola cheese from Rogue Creamery, smoked almonds from Carol’s Nuts & Candies and fresh local Chinook Salmon. The man selling the fish thanks every customer for supporting local Oregon fisherman. Supporting local businesses is what the farmer’s markets are all about.

Fruits galore!

All kinds of handmade pastas

Pretty flowers

Chinook Salmon

Canby Asparagas Farms - making a huge omelet

Pork quesadilla for breakfast

The Sunday Milwaukie Farmers Market Opening Day

Yesterday was the first of the season Farmers Market in Milwaukie. As always it did not disappoint me. The flowers are as gorgeous as ever. Not a lot of produce yet since it is so early in the season. I got there early before many of the booths were set up. The only thing I bought was olive and chive cream cheese.

I could take 100s of photos at the market and probably will by the end of the season which is the last weekend in October.

We use what we can… The apartment continued

Our apartment here on Isla is becoming homier everyday.

I found these dish towels or whatever they are at Mirita’s market and thought that they would make good kitchen curtains. With a little fishing line and duct tape we now have curtains that match the hot pad that we have our glasses sitting on. Notice they also coordinate well with the dishes.

We needed a strainer for the kitchen sink but forgot to look when we were in Cancun. I found this little strainer also at Mirtita’s and it will work  for now until we can find a real  plastic sink strainer.

The stool that the water jug is sitting on was found under the stairs. It really needs to be painted and the legs shortened but hey it was free. Denise was so excited that she found it.

Denise found some nice 12×12 tiles on the roof and brought a few down for us to use on the top of the plastic storage bins in the kitchen. They make it easier to set something on top of. Two of the tiles are under the little stove on the wooden chair for safety.

We got rid of the futon. Our neighbor Vinnie bought it. We have the single bed to fix up for a day bed. Friends loaned us another Sol plastic chair and a wooden rocker

Yep, it’s all coming together nicely!

Oh man what a day

Denise and I took the 11:30 ferry to Puerto Juarez  today to go shopping for our apartment. We called Adriana, a taxi driver that Denise has used before on recommendation of our friends Jeri and Steve of La Vida Dulce. The going rate of private taxi service is $10 US per hour. First was toTelebodega to look for a TV, fan, a futon or couch and misc. stuff. We spent a ton of time there sitting on almost every futon and couch. We decided on a tv but at the last minute after our ticket was written up we backed out on the Tv deciding we really don’t watch enough TV on the island to warrant buying a 32″.

Next we went to lunch at Pescadora y Cockteleria Coyote a very local’s seafood place in a colonia. Delicious camarones of three varieties were ordered by us. Denise and I were the only gringos there out of at least 30 tables of families and working class people.

Next we went to Chedaraui were we purchased many more times. Finally we went to (yikes) Walmart and spent a couple of hours there. We finally got to Gran Puerto and took the 9:30PM back to Isla.

What a long but productive day purchasing most of the items on our list.

What has become a monthly post – Milwaukie Farmer’s Market 9-6-09

Fall was definitely in the air Sunday when I went to the market. It was windy and cool. Still I wandered around and took more photos of the offerings at the market.I got home just before the rain came.  

I just can’t help put take more photos of the beautiful flowers at this vendor’s tent. She has the best variety of the entire market.






 You can’t really tell from the below photo but that flower must have been 6 inches across. It was windy and I had a hard time getting a decent shot of it.



I think this is a pretty flower. There were several colors but I liked this one the best.



I love fresh picked tomatoes. Yum!



This fennel smelled really good.



The blueberries were tasty  mixed in with yogurt for a few breakfasts.



Need a gourd? There were several storage containers full of them.




The next two photos are why I eat breakfast prior to going to the market.


 This booth has some nice plants.