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April 7, 2009

Bellingham Farmers Market is now OPEN for the season

The Bellingham Farmer’s Market opening day was Saturday and it was packed! It’s no wonder with the weather a cooperating factor – here comes our Pacific Northwest summer! Hooray! There were some of the old and some new vendors. I was glad Danielle from Sharazad was there as was Curt’s Kettle Corn (can you smell it?). There were children eating cupcakes from Icing On the Cake and ogling home-made, hand-made wool dolls. There were some new vendors tending booth. Waldorf mom’s with talent extraordinaire: one creating beautiful designs on furniture, another on glass, plus one making Kathy Kruse type German dolls of wool.

There are dozens of vendors and as the season progresses there will be the abundance of produce I’ve come to relish. My mother and MIL* love visiting Bellingham, and one of the highlights, besides their grandchildren, is the Farmer’s Market. My mother buys her gifts for her Florida friends there. She has traveled with Dr. Dandelion’s Lavender and, at other times, has flown home with dozens of spring radishes and plant starts (horseradish, if you need to know, THRIVES in Clearwater). While MIL has spoiled the grandchildren with Bavarian Pretzels and popcorn and ice cream…not that I’m complaining.

So plan accordingly: go to the Farmer’s Market late, so it’s not too crowded when I’m there. And, oooh, I can’t wait to hear a cappella from U4eeuh!

*MIL = mother-in-law

October 4, 2008

Ralf’s Pretzel Bakery Bellingham

There is one vendor NEVER bypassed at the Bellingham Farmer’s Market: it’s  Ralf’s Bavarian Pretzels. How can you choose? -salami/swiss/cream cheese on a pretzel bun, a Nutella sandwich stick, a cheese stick and pretzels big and small. My daughter discovered Nutella at the store and pleaded I buy some (of course I’ve known about Nutella all my life – I was just trying to keep it out of the house).

For the past few years I wished they had a storefront open during the week I could go to with my children. This month my wish came true! Ralf’s Pretzel Bakery is open in the Market Depot and looks great.

I wonder if they’ll get a liquor license so I could have some beer with my pretzel…

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