Friday, October 19, 2012

La Mesa Farmer's Market

After driving by the "Farmer's Market" sign in La Mesa numerous times,  which says they are open on Fridays from 2 to 6 pm, we finally made it there, actually on a Friday!.  It is located at University and Spring streets.  Lots of vendors with a large variety of fresh food, some locally grown and some from northern California.  There were the usual varieties found at most markets, plus some that are grown only by dedicated gardeners.  Like, tables full of 'heirloom' tomatoes - beautiful!  Beets that were sort of pink, with varigated centers.  One gal let me try some little pickle that was the size of an olive.  She said they were great!  They didn't suit my taste.  One lady had a table which featured objects from Kenya, made by children who were being schooled by professional artists to make figurines by hand.  Very unique.  A lady who made handmade copper jewelry, a booth with ladies blouses (I bought one), two or three booths with vegan specialties, and one featuring things like hummus, tabbouleh, and other stuff I've never seen before.  All in all, a nice little farmer's market.

The highlight of the trip was visiting a vendor who was NOT selling vegetables.  His thing was "skateboards" - or what he calls Blue Murphy's Original Wonderboards.  They range from two to eight feet long, one inch thick plywood boards painted in bright primary colors with complimentary psychedelic wheels.  Here us a link to his website.  It contains various pictures of the "Wonderboards" he manufactures in El Cajon.

This picture show how brave we are.  Hah! Neither of us have ever skateboarded in our lives.  Blue, the woodworker, could hardly get this picture taken, he was laughing so hard.  So, if you're in the market for a fancy "street cruiser" skateboard, check his site out, or look for him at the farmer's market on Fridays, from 2 to 6 pm.

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