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I love Saturday mornings. For lack of having anything better to do, I love waking up early and heading out around town looking for garage sales. I’ve got my usual route that I folllow, though I will admit that sometimes I’m forced to deviate if I find something particularly spectacular looking. I’ve had really good luck over the years – once, I had the good fortune of stumbling upon the garage sale of a woman who’s father was an art collector and had passed on his collection to her. She, having far too much art on her hands, was giving it away at bargain prices. I bought a few pieces of modern Japanese pottery (obviously of very good quality) for $2 apiece! Those are something that I shall never part with, if only because the story is too good! I didn’t find too much today – a few books, and an old bike I’m going to throw some tires on and use as my bike around town (nice bikes get stolen here, or so it seems). I did get some tomato cages (perfect for the tomato plants I bought later) so that was good too! Most of the fun for me in doing this on Saturday mornings is getting to meet people that I otherwise wouldn’t. Everyone’s really nice and chatty, and it’s nice to have a little positive human interaction sometimes!
However, the best part of the day was definitely the Farmer’s Market. It started out this year a little slow, because it was still so cold out, but everything is starting to be really tasty! I had quite the take today. Homemade whole-wheat and corn tortillas, big beautiful tomatoes, lots of fresh herbs, some tomato plants, and the best goat cheese in the world (if you’re in the Colorado area, check out Haystack Dairy, they do amazing things with goat’s milk). Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to try to turn this into something resembling an actual meal, so check back later in the week for a delicious recipe! I love the farmer’s market because you get to chat with nice people (seeing a recurring theme here?) and half of them still have dirt under their fingernails from the morning’s harvest. I don’t care what those grocery stores promise, you just can’t get fresher than that. Plus, your hard-earned dollars stay in the local economy, which is just good for everyone!

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