"ladies fair, I bring to you
lavender spikes of blue;
sweeter plant was never found
growing on our english ground."
early-20th century lavender brochure
Most communities have a "farmer's market" in town where local farmers can sell their produce. In my community, the market is open twice a week and vendors rent small spaces that they fill with fruit, vegetables, local honey, fresh flowers, and handmade crafts. During the rest of the week, the market space becomes a covered parking lot. It's simple but very effective. But a city like Seattle functions on a much grander scale! The Pike Place Market is a bustling public market center that draws vendors and customers from all over. Year around, much action can be seen and bargains found. From art to produce, Pike Place Market has it all!