Friday, February 29, 2008

A Perfect Saturday Morning

* Wake up and do some some yoga with Baron Baptiste.

* Go to the market downtown, grab some yummy food and some fair trade, organic coffee and check out what the adorable Amish grandpa has today. This time of year it's likely to be lots of baked goods, some potatoes he's been able to keep fresh, several jars of his wife's famous pickles, and a dozen starter basil plants. Then we visit with several other vendors we've come to know, including the man at the bulk foods store, who's always ready with a joke. We've bought handmade soap and lotion from a mother-daughter business and the hydroponic vegetable stall, the farmer (who ALWAYS wears a straw hat. I love the Amish.) has a quote posted:

"Local food is a handshake deal in a community gathering place. It involves farmers with first names, who show up week after week."
~ Barbara Kingsolver

It honestly is an amazing place to be - a place for the community to gather, a venue where growers can meet consumers, and an opportunity for small businesses to flourish.

* After filling our tote bags with delicious fresh food, we head over the public library and spend our time leisurely perusing the shelves. Mike fills his arms with jazz CDs while I find a book and settle into a chair. We come out with at least a dozen books and records. I absolutely adore the public library - anything you want! for free! Right now, I'm eagerly awaiting our turn for Flight of the Conchords (the MOST hilarious show ever, ever, EVER. Plus, they totally promote sustainability: "Then you go sort out the recycling, that's not part of it, but it's still very important.")

This is why I love my Saturday mornings.

(But it would be admittedly even MORE perfect if it included these two:)

Oh well, only 11 more people until I get my request from the library.

1 comment:

  1. I almost drove off the road one morning on the way to work when the subbing DJ on the local public radio station played that
    Flight of the Conchords song about "getting down to business." I haven't seen the show yet but I'm definitely intrigued.


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