St. Jacob’s market

I read recently that we get quieter as we age, that aging teaches us that we know less than we think and have more reason to listen better. That’s good news for this extrovert and I would acknowledge that I believe I am getting quieter. (hard to believe – I know).

As well, I find that I am enjoying a quieter life – that city life with all the buzz and busyness of millions of people squeezed into a condensed piece of land is less and less enjoyable. So our decision to drive to St. Jacobs early Saturday morning to take in the farmers market was both a good and bad idea – the traffic was unbelievably bad, but being around all that fresh produce and the market atmosphere was wonderful.  Even though the crowds mean that you have to keep your eye on other people’s elbows… the experience of being close to the farm, or the products of the farm, I find to be renewing.

So a couple of photos – including some of the horse auction that was underway next door.

The other thing we did was to enjoy a hot and delicious lunch of cabbage rolls and perogies out in the sunshine. While it was cool in the wind, the sun was warm and the food tasted so good that it was quite enjoyable.

If you’ve not been to St. Jacob’s for the farmers market you might want to get over there soon! It’s harvest time.

rpt

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