I am sure that there were a number of fellow bloggers/blog readers at the Market this morning, but things didn't quite gel and after a couple of futile approaches ("Um... are you a blogger?"), I just stood chatting with Key, who owns Baltimore Dog Bakery, which is just across from Reed's. Connor-pup gets one of Key's biscuits just before bed. He races upstairs, and gives me a little bark and then gets the biscuit.
My meet-up ended up being a photography safari with noted photographer and New York Times contributor, Marty Katz, who knows even more people than I do. He was trying out a new video camera and both of us spotted numerous opportunities for great shots and interesting angles. He even took a photo of me to prove I was actually there with hat on! This isn't my hat:
I noticed a lot more cool-weather items at the market, depsite the heat and humidity of this morning. There was lots of cider in a variety of combinations from Reed's. Also very prevalent were the potatoes from several vendors. There are now even more pumpkins and gourds, and I especially liked the tiny yellow and white pumpkins. Below is detail from a butternut squash. I do love a good curried butternut squash soup.
The last several weeks, I've seen people carrying stems of lotus buds. Some of them are fresh and others dried, but all are very pre-historic looking.Because we were at the market until after 10, I noticed the difference in the buyers from the 8:00 hour to the 10:00 hour. And because Marty usually goes to the Waverly market, I saw a lot of things through his eyes. After last week's mob scene, the market was less crowded, and there were even some empty spaces where vendors were missing.