Market Mashups

Friday, May 22, 2015

If you're a foodie there are two events that happen at least once a week. The first is you frequent the local farmer's markets! The second is you casually happen across the newest food truck, which you may or may not have scoured the interweb to find. Or you were just in the mood to stop at one of your trusted food truck favorites.

This is no new discovery that foodies and sustainability savants alike enjoy a good farmer's market and supporting your local food trucks. Most farmer's markets have expanded to making food trucks a part of the market! And everybody was happy!

And yet...there was a way to bring these two foodie favorites even closer still! And it would seem Guenevere Abernathy  was the one to bring food trucks and farmer's markets closer than white on rice (or brown on rice if we're going the whole grain, unbleached, organic route) with LoMo Market!

This little food truck, farmer's market mashup is sweeter than garnet yams! We can't wait to visit again it is beautifully designed, filled with an abundance of luscious fruits, vegetables, breads, jams, sauces, grits and anything you would likely need for dinner for the rest of the week, even fish caught earlier that day! If one of everything could've just danced it's way right into my grocery bag like a scene from Walt Disney's Fantasia with Mickey Mouse gracefully conducting the tomato and onion and each kind of green, and nut butters and such one by one perfectly landing into place, ah yes then that would complete this foodie fantasy come true! 
Delicious! It was a pleasure meeting the team members there as well as one of their local vendors and I look forward to reporting back about some of the pop-up events that they'll be hosting in the future.   

Blueberries with Friends

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Story time with friends and so much more! Today I spent my morning at the Honeysuckle Tea House. I was so happy that jade + ginger was asked back to host another story time.

The thing about story time is I usually start out thinking, "this will be great you're gonna have so much fun but the good thing is you're doing something cool for someone other than yourself." But what happens practically every time is I end up feeling like I was the one who was given the blessing!

Today's story time was a reading of "Blueberries for Sal" by Robert McKloskey, a classic, followed by a fun little craft with cork, paint and mini jute totes (perfect for berry gathering).

Our story time listeners were so sweet and very artistic. Thanks for joining us! And thank you to the ever talented Megan George owner of The Zen Succulent for stopping by and snagging a few shots of me while my hands were preoccupied with pages and crafts!

Sangha Teahouse

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Can't wait to spill the tea on some of the exciting new things happening with Jeremy and Sangha Tea House.  Love this place.

The Beauty of a Bakery

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Not only was I in good company but I was in the presence of good baked goods! There is nothing like happy faces and handcrafted confections! Thanks for a sneak peek at your craft, Mad Hatter Bake Shop!