2012 hasn’t been a banner year for my annual farmer’s market photography project. We got off track with our weekly visits in July, and after that, even when we did go, we stuck close to home at the Hillsboro Farmer’s Market. (The Beaverton and Portland markets have just become so crowded, the experience quickly gets unpleasant.)
Hillsboro market is small, cute, and local, but not all that photogenic. Each outing this summer has yielded maybe one or two images.
…But September is when the Hillsboro market really shines, when peppers and squash are in season and certain vendors arrive with amazing bounty.
(These babies are headed into fresh salsa to accompany football-watching tomorrow.)
This is also the time of year when the Hillsboro Garden Club has lots of wonderful stuff grown in its home gardens. We love supporting them every year.
…And this is also the time of year when I start feeling sad that market season is winding down. I know good stuff comes after it (Thanksgiving and Christmas and the Super Bowl, for example), but I’ll really miss these little weekend immersions into colors and shapes.
The annual Flickr set has more images, albeit not many.