The first of summer produce is now available in Farmer's Markets and fruits stands here in the basin. Today a trip to the Country Store was high on the "to do" list.
We discovered a party-like atmosphere at the market. A Corvette Club scheduled a stop there. They were there, mostly by couples, enjoying free samples of apple juice, salsa, jams, and hand-made candies. The store manager was carrying a tray of cherry-chocolate truffles around to customers so they could sample them. It was all quite amazing! An event within a store with party-goers mixed in with the walk-in clientele. How fun is that? For some, great fun, but it was hard to shop, so I found a quiet corner in the store: the gift shop. I fell in love with this little bulletin board. And look! There's even a cute little copper tea kettle on it.
Soon the store had a more manageable number of customers and I was able to find what I came for. Cherries! The first of the season. Rainiers. They are a delicious mix of sweet with just the right amount of tartness. And they are pretty too!
After our selections were made and paid for we headed back to the parking lot. We'd parked at the far end of the parking lot where no other cars were parked. But wait! Did I mention that the Corvette Club was there? Two of the Corvette drivers had purposefully driven to the far end of the parking lot and one had parked on each side of Rylan's Mustang. They were making some kind of point, although I have no idea what it was. I found it amusing. Rylan just said "Hurry up, mom. It's time to go home." And we did.