Author: Andy Brooks
My "Farmer's Market Project" took me back to my home town of Alameda, California and gave me a chance to visit Alameda's own farmer's market. It's not a terribly big market, but it's as vibrant and fun as any of hte others I've been to. Parking is relatively easy on the side streets or on Webster Avenue, and the market occupies about 2 blocks worth of stalls and vendors.
I really wanted to photograph the clown that was there when I first arrived, but the light wasn't right and by the time I came back he had already left. Highlights at the market include a man who sells all sorts of eggs, including goose eggs! You'll also find fresh bread and of course many vendors selling fruits and vegetables.
There was a young woman singing at one end of the market. Her song was completely in French so I didn't understand anything she was singing, but the look on her face was clear: This was a very sad song. In fact, I'm pretty sure she shed a few tears during the performance.
A very special market visit for me as well. My father has been in nursing care for the past few months and this was the first time that he's had the chance to be up and about in a very long time. What an excellent way to spend a morning on the Island City!