This post is a major change of pace as I’m writing about something food related instead of Morgen. This morning we took the street car down to Portland State University for the weekly Saturday farmers market. This market runs all morning every Saturday from March-December. And its convenience really couldn’t be much better as it’s two blocks from the southbound streetcars and just one block from the northbound route.
Obviously, Morgen was in heaven. From cherries and zucchini to artichokes and Walla Walla onions, the place had everything that could fill a vegetarian’s heart’s desires. But fear not carnivores, there was plenty of meat available as well including tons of fish and elk!
One cart that Morgen wanted to make sure she found was Sol Pops, a small cart based in Southeast Portland that offers unique and interesting flavor combinations in the form of popsicles. We found them in the middle of the breakfast booths and the live bluegrass band that was warming up. Morgen ordered a cucumber-lime-jalapeño treat. In typical Portland fashion they actually asked for the popsicle stick back for recycling. Anyway, having tried it myself, the flavor was certainly not something I’d ever had before. I could only taste the cucumber while Morgen could only taste the jalapeño.
After spending about 45 minutes frolicking among the dozens of booths we headed back toward NW. I went my own way to play basketball with other guys who were for the most part taller, older and better than me. Morgen headed back home and laid out her bounty. We’ll be eating from our purchases for dinner tonight and probably tomorrow as well.