Farmers’ Market 11.12.11 and Neighborhood News

On Saturday morning, Kyle and I headed out to the farmers’ market to check out the seasonal produce and take in the beautiful fall colors. We don’t have much time left to enjoy the weekly market that takes place in Forest Hill Park from Spring through Fall. The South of the James Market moves indoors in three weeks.

I was delighted to find these beautiful persimmons from Agriberry.

Here’s this week’s loot:

  • Kale (Victory Farms)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Walnut Hill)
  • Beets (Victory Farms)
  • Arugula (Victory Farms)
  • Jiru Persimmons (Victory Farms)
  • Garden Cress (Walnut Hill)

Kyle and I drive over the same bridge every week to visit the SOJ Market. It has a gorgeous view of the river, and I love taking in the scenery from Byrd Park to Westover Hills all the way to Forest Hill Park. This afternoon we decided to head out on the pedestrian sidewalk on the bridge to snap some sunset photos. Can you believe the sun went down at 5:00 PM tonight? It wasn’t a great sunset, but the company was nice.

We found out some great news this week that will cause me to miss my weekly trips over the Boulevard Bridge.

We are buying our first home and it is located south of the river. The SOJ Market moves out of Forest Hill in three weeks, and we move in in about five. Starting next spring we will be walking a very short distance to the market every week. No more driving over the bridge. No more tripping over each other in our tiny kitchen. No more capping the number of party guests at ten. We couldn’t be happier.

At this time of year, the shorter days, colder nights and falling leaves typically cause us to fixate on endings. But in light of current events in our household, all we can think about is exciting new beginnings!

Have a wonderful week!

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7 thoughts on “Farmers’ Market 11.12.11 and Neighborhood News

  1. Congratulations Lauren and Kyle! I love that area of Richmond for young couples and families. I’m sure you will be very happy together there.

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