This weekend we decided to go out for breakfast and then visit a Farmers Market and a Flea Market. We’re in a sorta small town, and made the drive about 20 or so minutes to get to all three which were located relatively near each other.
It was not a day that will go down in history as anything other than a big waste of time!
There was an X-Files once where Mulder said to Scully something like “it will be a nice trip to the forest” and she ended up almost being eaten alive by bugs.
I now know how she felt.
We ventured out to a restaurant that makes FANTASTIC home style dinners. They advertised their Sunday breakfast buffet the last time we were there and we wanted to try it out.
The food was cold and didn’t taste good plus it was way over priced. $9.95/person didn’t include the coffee or juice, and I hate it when I have to “eat after I eat” because the food is so bad. Not to mention they squeezed us all (4 adults, 2 kids and a high chair) into a booth. What a nightmare.
The next stop was the Farmer’s Market we had all heard great things about. They seriously had like only 4 booths, one of which was selling interesting yet seriously frightening moving flamingos/goose thingys for your lawn and another of which was selling periogis and had these giant stuffed pierogi animals sitting in chairs outside their booth. Weird, very weird. I didn’t know pierogis grew on farms.
The Farmer’s Market did have one redeeming booth, although again, where were the farmers? This booth had some wood crafts including a wooden bull dog and a wooden Uncle Sam, but the best part was this:
I’m not actually sure what it is exactly, but it is really cool. On their display they had napkins in it but you can store all kinds of things in it. The best part is the interchangeable fabrics. They had dozens of fabrics to choose from so you can change your whosamiwhatchit to match the seasons or your mood.
I got a wine and grapes style because it matches my kitchen decor, and also got a spare set of fabric with pumpkins for Halloween. It cost me $13 for the napkin holder and both fabrics (oh, Mrs. Kravitz, I owe you a dollar). They told me they are at the Farmer’s (fraud) Market every week so I can always come back for more fabric inserts.
All in all though, we expected fruits and veggies and got weird stuffed pierogis and wooden napkin holders.
WHERE WERE THE FARMERS?
Normally, one would joke about getting fleas at a flea market. Not at the one we went to. I’m still itchy. Lori, if you are reading this, 3rd Sunday Market is like champagne brunch compared to the one we went to. People were selling salad dressing and generic shampoo – AT THE SAME TABLE. Why, oh why, would I buy dressing from a flea market? HOW OLD IS IT?
Then, there were the hillbillies. Oh my. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a beard that long….or that dirty. Don’t they have water in the country? It’s simply amazing the junk that most people throw away ends up here sold to some bozo who thinks a neon green shirt is some sort of valuable prize. A guy went nuts over a neon green shirt, and they had like 400 of them for sale!
I seriously think I left the atmosphere and traveled to another planet.
The worse part is that we went in hopes of finding some rain barrels to collect rain water to water our lawn. Apparently our town’s water is made from pure gold because it is so darn expensive, it costs $85/mo just for normal household stuff. There is no way we are watering our lawn or washing our car with that!
Needless to say we didn’t find rain barrels nor anyone who could tell us where we could.
I repeat, WHERE WERE THE FARMERS?