Thanks to my sister-in-law, Dave and I got to spend Saturday morning at Salt Lake's Downtown Farmer's Market without our kids in tow. It could be fun to go with kids, but it would be a different kind of fun. Without them, we got to avoid the playground and port-a-potties entirely. Dave and I were way overdue for a break from our kidlets, so we were happy to ditch them for a couple of hours.
There are several things that I love about the market. First is the fresh food! We picked up some amazing tomatoes, delectable raspberries, and artisan bread. I love the colors and smells you can discover at each booth (although there was a section of the market that didn't smell quite so fresh).
The next thing I love is the unique things you can find at the various booths. We got to the market early, intending to find some pastries for breakfast. I got a fantastic chocolate croissant and Dave got a pecan sticky bun. Both were tremendous. And to drink? Fresh mint limeade! I am fairly sure it is not intended to be a breakfast drink, but it was deliciously refreshing, even at 9 AM.
Lastly, I love the quirky people and displays at every turn. We laughed at the "farmer market" persona of the booth attendants -- long hair, wide brimmed hats, tie-dye clothes. And of course, we laughed at this sign:
It was a fun day and I hope we return every summer. If you are in northern Utah, be sure to check it out!