Greens, Blues & White (Cauliflower, anyway)

  May 3rd was just another sunny Sunday at Ballard Farmers Market. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Nothing beats a beautiful, sunny Sunday at the Ballard Farmers Market, and May 3rd did not disappoint. With more farmers returning every week, and more and more crops coming in, the Market is bursting with life.

 

Beautiful, crisp baby bok choy from Full Circle Farm. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

May is a month dominated by spring greens at the Market, as we begin our annual trek through the color-coded rainbow of Northwest produce seasons. This week greeted us with baby bok choy at Full Circle, head lettuce at Colinwood, spring kale at Alm Hill and leeks at Anselmo's. And, of course, there was plenty of asparagus to be found at Alm Hill, Alvarez, Ayala and Magana farms.

 

Local blues man, Tyler Morgan (right) getting down with Cleveland blues man, Wallace Coleman at Ballard Farmers Market on May 3rd. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Those lucky enough to catch the impromptu duet of local blues boy, Tyler Morgan, and Cleveland blues man, Wallace Coleman, in front of the Guitar Emporium enjoyed the kind of musical treat that is becoming more and more common at the Market.

 

Lovely spring cauliflower from Nash's. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Greens, blues, and even this gorgeous, white cauliflower from Nash's graced the Market this week. And one very bright patch of red, too.

 

In a season filled with every shade of green, these brilliant, red radishes at Full Circle Farm definitely brightened up the Market. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.