Saturday, November 3, 2007

Field Trip! Dallas Farmer's Market

Hope everyone's having a wonderful GTS! Even better, since we get an extra hour. The downside is that it gets darker sooner and THAT makes me grumpy. Last week I wrote how I *might* work on getting a pot for a fountain and this is my field trip for the hunt to find one. I did find a beautiful one, but that's not what this post is about. The thrill is in the hunt !! Walk around Farmer's Market with me...

These guys and their dogs enjoying the gorgeous day.

One fruit stand in a sea of gazillions

Okay, okay...this is what I was REALLY here for, all the cute stuff in the shops!
Here's one idea for a pot fountain. It's not what I ended up choosing.

This bike is so cute. For a mere $199.99, it can be yours!
Guess I'll have to come visit it here. :)

Same shop that the bike was in. Can you imagine all this amazing stuff
under one roof? Not your typical 'farmer's market', huh?

One of the garden markets.
They have an HUGE inventory of plants.

Pots, pots and MORE pots. Aren't they wonderful?
But, I didn't find my pot here.

Tipsy pots. I was first introduced to these on the
Potting Shed Lady's blog.

On this very busy day, there was one brief moment where no one was
walking down this path. It was so pretty, free of all the people.

The pumpkin patch

Not the usual photo for a gardening blog. I don't EVEN like the city,
but I looked up from the market and here this was! It's pretty incredible.


Barbara said...

Thank you for your tour! It is interesting to see, where people so far away from here, buy their "material" for the garden and how these "gardencenters" look like! Regards from Switzerland!

Muum said...

I wish I could have been along, it looks like a great shopping trip.

Mark said...

Plenty going on at your market, hope you got what you went for, I'm still in picture 3 enjoying my drink, I'll see you when you have finished....

Cheers Mark

No Rain said...

Looks like you had a fun day. I've always loved farmer's markets. So bright and full of interesting plants.

chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

I love farmer's markets.
I'm headed out to our local market right now.

anne said...

Looks like a wonderful shopping trip/ Faremer's markets are such fun this time of year.

Wicked Gardener said...

I wish I had a farmer's market like that! BTW - the suspense is killing me. What pot did you get?

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Hi Barbara,
I should have a bumper sticker that says "I break for Garden Centers"!!! I love them all! I bet it's a little chilly in your neck of the woods. Thanks for stopping by.

Hey Muum,
I wish you could've too. It was a lot of fun.

Hi Mark,
Good to see you again. There was so much going on that I am guessing I missed a lot. Guess I'll just have to go back...

Hi Aiyana,
I love it all the time, but right now is such a colorful time of year. It's magical.

Hi Chigiy,
What did you end up with? I bet it was good!

Hi Anne,
You are so right. Thanks for stopping by!

WG!!!! I was wondering how long it would take for someone to ask! I got so excited when I found the perfect pot that I plumb forgot to take a pic. What a goob I am! I'll take one of it in the yard and post it next week. :) Thanks for asking.

nikkipolani said...

Thank you for the tour of your ecclectic farmer's market! How I miss going to mine.

Pam/Digging said...

That looks like a fun place. So what kind of pot did you end up choosing?

Ewa said...

It is interesting to see how garden 'shops' looks like in other contries. Very nice tour - thank you for sharing. I will visit your site more often to see more.
Greetings from Poland,

Joyismygoal said...

what a fun fun walk through the market thank you a what did you end up with? Ikeep saying i need to go I haven't been in years i loved it there as a young mom

Sandy said...

Looks like a neat place to visit. I will be back to see your pot fountain soon.

rusty in miami said...

My area farmers market is opening up this month, I can’t wait, is so much fun, I can not resist buying plants every time I go.
Thanks for the nice comments on my blog

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Hi Nikki,
You're welcome; why are you going to miss yours?

Hey Pam,
How are you? I chose a wonderful, old (looking) ruddish side-lying pot. The plan is to get it up and running this next weekend. If I do or not, I will post photos.

Hi Ewa!!
Thanks for visiting all the way from Poland! Can't the WWW be a great thing? I hope to see you again.

Hi Joy,
I just love farmer's markets. Ours is so commercial, but you still see great stuff. I really love an authentic farmer's market, but I have to drive quite a distance to go to one.

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have it on next Sunday's blog.

Hey Rusty,
I can't resist coming home with something either, but my hubby can! I was surprised he liked the pot! Stop in again.

CG said...

I loved all your photos; i felt I was there with you. those tipsy pots are great...I'd love some. thanks for sharing your trip.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Well, this was a nice little tour Chris but what pot did you buy? Or didn't you?

All those skyscrapers are so NOT me. :-) But that farmers market most certainly was!

MrBrownThumb said...

Hey Chris,

Thanks for the local tour. I've finally amassed enough pots that don't have plants in them to try that next year.

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gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Hi CG, I love those tipsy pots, too. I keep saying that this year I will make one.

Hey Yolanda, I just post a photo of the POT! Come see! And those skyscrapers are not me, either. I absolutely hate driving into the city, but once I'm there, there is soooo much to see and do.

Dontcha just love it, Mr. BT, when you've got what you need right there at your disposal and don't have to buy it?!

Mr. Deleted" GET OFF MY BLOG AND STOP SPAMMING!!! Have a good day.

guild_rez said...

wonderful tour and pictures..
The tipsy pots are quite interesting..
Viele Grüße aus Toronto Canada

Michelle said...

Hey there Chris!
It's a wonder I didn't show up in one of your pics, I was at the Farmer's Market on the same day! And I bought things from that 'One Fruit Stand in a Sea of Gazillions! LOL!! Too funny! Happy GTS! :)

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Hi Gisela,
Thanks for visiting my blog!

And Michelle,
How funny is THAT? It's such a small world!

blueblue said...

I love your pot!!!!!! Wish we had farmers markets like yours.

Annie in Austin said...

That's a wonderful looking Farmers Market, Chris - we haven't been to one in a while, but hey - Thanksgiving is coming!

They have similar fountains at a pond supply NW of Austin... I love the disappearing fountains.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

weeder1 said...

Wow! What a HUGE Farmers' Mkt! I can see that I'd get into a lot of trouble there! LOVE you huge pot. Can hardly wait to see the finished fountain. Bear's Breech is very forgiving and a lovely plant. They will die completely down in drought but return with vigor as soon as the rains return here in Sacramento. Looks like we grow a lot of the same plants.

Turf said...

I have always been a big fan of farmers markets, there is usually such a big choice of produce and then there is always the craft side of things, yours look really interesting.

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I think when it comes to natural products more people should buy from the farmers market or side stalls, I travel quite a lot and often see farmers stalls on the side of the road and almost always call in, the prices are not bad but you know the produce is fresh. It also helps them with the running of the farms so I feel at least I am doing something to help the farmimg community.

deborahswt said...

My son Steven lives in Deep Ellum, and I stop by the Farmers Market all the time when I am down there. You can't beat there prices or selection. These are some great pictures, thanks for sharing!