Do you have a favourite day of the week? For me it's Saturday.
Weekends always feel like bit like a mini-vacation that begins with a leisurely breakfast, hot coffee and the weekend paper. Even if the day involves the odd chore and errands like shopping, Saturday is always a nice break from the weekday routines.
In the summer, Saturday is Market Day. The Brampton Farmer's Market is more popular than ever.
The whole family comes out to shop for fresh, local fruit, vegetables and flowers.
There are always babies in strollers, kids with balloons and dogs on a leash.
Music and delicious smells in the air.
Last Saturday there was sweet corn by the bagful.
Later that evening had corn-on-the-cob for our dinner. Slathered in butter and sprinkled with fresh pepper, it was the perfect summer indulgence.
We're at the end of this year's cherries, but that only means that
there will be peaches for sure this coming Saturday.
Beans and peas are my favourite mid-summer vegetables.
Not all the peas make it home. They're so good we eat them like candy.
One of these days I must try making my own pickles!
As well as food there is always some form of entertainment at the Market. This fellow in a Mod 70's costume was selling tea.
Not sure what the connection is between that era and tea, but he sure seemed to be having fun.
These musicians were playing a couple of instruments at one time.
Best moment of the morning: this little guy dancing and playing along on a tambourine. We adults so rarely relax and enjoy music so freely.
Seems even dogs like the Blues.
Free samples? Yes, please!
So many flowers! Which to choose?
I decided to buy one of the Mason jars filled with flowers.
It doesn't take long before your get loaded down with grocery bags.
Smart shoppers bring some sort of shopping buggy.
Even the weather cooperated and the rain held off until everyone was packing up.
May your weekend be filled with sunshine and good food!