Good Morning Everyone.
We are continuing our tour of local Saturday Markets.
Last weekend we were lucky enough to experience the Saturday Market in Bellingham. The atmosphere resembled more of a street fair than a market. We saw quite a few street artist hanging around offering a surprising array of entertainment. My Favorite entertainers was a group of three little ones performing with there fiddles and violins. They were just so darn cute and didn't miss a note while we were watching. Every other performer we saw was also amazing.The sounds that they created floated throughout the market and created a very relaxed yet festive ambience.
The Bellingham Market is probably the largest one we have been to yet. They had an inside section as well as venders outside. Which means there was lots and lots to see. There were the typical staples you would expect to find at a market.
Fresh Farm Eggs
and of course
These are the types of things that we see are present at most if not every market. These delicious items are also the main reason why I like to hit up Saturday Markets. Finding local food is always a treat and one that I know I will never take for granted.
The vendors in this busy festive market were amazing. Every time we stopped to look at what a vender was offering. They were extremely friendly and more than willing to share details and background info on their products. This is a huge plus in my book and part of the reason I love going to Saturday Markets. I enjoy meeting the people behind the product. Even when it is with something as simple as eggs.
During our walk through we meet a vendor selling Mead. I'll admit I had no idea this was even a thing. This was also the third market that we have been to and this way the first time I had ever seen it. I was hilariously surprised when I read the label on the bottle. I was under the impression that this was a Medieval century/Knight in Shining Armor drink. I was taken back when I saw that the product was still around today, Seeing as it was probably the coolest thing I have seen in a while. I am making it my find of the day. Not only was the Mead a cool find, but the vendor who was at the booth was just as cool. She kindly let me taste the different varieties that she had. She also explained to be a little about what it was and how it is made. For any of you curious I choose one that made of fermented honey.
The vegetables at markets are always so beautiful. I am not too sure why I just know that they always look fresher, fuller, and more vibrant. Seeing as so we did pick up some radishes as well as some mushrooms. The mushrooms were new for us. There were a few that we hadn't tried before. The mushroom vender was all too generous and funny. She must meet people a lot of people who are new to the mushroom game. I say this because she had premade baskets of mushrooms with a variety in them. she even labeled the basket The Indecisive. That being the basket we chose contained three different types of mushrooms. All of which we all loved. I unfortunately forgot to write down the names, but if I remember or return to her both. I will make sure to fill you in. Along with her Indecisive basket of mushrooms. She also had at the ready a paper on the best way to prepare your mushrooms. I thought that this was really cool. It showed me how passionate she is about her craft as well as her love for sharing and introducing new people to her love of mushrooms.
As we made our way back through the market to head towards our car. We impulsively stopped by a vender who was selling grilled oysters. I am not a huge fan of oyster. I however have never tried them grilled. So we decided why the heck not and gave them a try. I was surprised when I tried the first one and found it to be extremely buttery and smooth. It reminded me faintly of a very creamy alfredo pasta sauce. I will most definitely be eating those again. It was the perfect way to end our trip to the Bellingham Saturday Market.
Thavin & Marcob is a place where you are celebrated for being you!