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Monday, January 14, 2013

Downtown Gilbert!

Saturday morning, before being picked up by Dad to head back over to Sun Lakes---My sis-in-law Sharolyn, myself and my niece Ashley headed out to see what we could find at the local Gilbert farmer’s market.

The array of hand made crafts, soaps, jewelry, specialty foods, cheeses and fresh produce was wonderful to see, and the local folk were out in droves, even though the morning was quite chilly!

There was even an area where live music was being performed – giving the event a festive flair and causing people to slow down, relax, enjoy!

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Fresh Produce ---of every kind!
((Pay Attention to the Water Tower above!))

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Love the colors!

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Gorgeous Bok Choy!

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Colorful Cabbages!

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Every variety of potato you can think of – even sweet potatoes all grown here in the valley!

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How about a sample of a variety of cheeses?

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Jars of pickles, sauces and preserves -- too many to count!

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After wandering the market, we had to head over to the “famous” Gilbert Water tower, and the pump house beneath it:

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Gilbert Pump house!

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The Pump house also served as a jail to contain “Rowdy Citizens” while they sobered up!

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Ashley reflected in the floating ball statue!

She said “The sun is too bright to open my eyes!” So I took the picture anyway – such a cutie pie.  I love her hugs and kisses and “I love you, Aunt Bonnie”.  Sure gonna miss her!

There is a really cute down town area with “Old West” style facades lining the street ---

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That’s about all there is to “Old Town” Gilbert – and that’s just they way I like my small towns.  They feel like home!

Today is my “BUSY” day.  The guild meeting is this morning, and then we have a half day Playing With Jacks workshop in the afternoon.

Bring it!  I’m ready!

5 comments:

regan said...

For a small town, that is a HUGE farmer's market! What fun!

Lilac Joan said...

dag nab it! Just looked at the Pattern for Playing with Jacks, now here is another quilt I want to make. Bonnie, you are too good. You make life too interesting and exciting! Okay, back to East Street and I will save playing with jacks for another day.

Becky said...

What a fun time! All that produce looks so wonderful this time of year. That is EXACTLY why my hubby wishes we lived south during the winter months. He just loves all the fresh produce.

Irene Onderweegs said...

Bok Choy, known as Pak Soy over here, makes a delicious raw salad: just add some soy sauce and pure virgin olive oil, sprinkle with cheese crumbs and/or sesame seed when shredded! Also stir fried with onions and garlic, and some basil, course sea salt and thyme will do.
(just another of the things we grow in our veggie garden...)
Love the sunny pics, enjoy yourself!
Love from a snowy Amsterdam,
Irene

llamalluv said...

I grew up in Phoenix/Glendale and I'm just chuckling over seeing Gilbert described as a "small town". :D