Seattlites loves farmers’ markets almost as much as we hate umbrellas.
You’ll find a local market in practically every neighborhood, as you’ll see from the list below (which conveniently includes days and times).
If I forgot one of your faves, please let me know. I’ll be sure to add it.
So get out there. Wander. Sample. Be neighborly. Explore.
Free Seattle: Farmers’ Markets
- Mingle with your neighbors
- Sample amazing produce
- Support local craftspeople and farmers
What to Do:
In honor of Children’s Book Week, here are 87 great kids’ books. (That should help keep your minions busy this summer.)
Bookmark it, load up your library queue, or head to your local bookstore to pick up a few for someone special.
Most of these are for younger kids, but if you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll find 15 or so for older kids, too (or simply for kids at heart).
Obviously, this isn’t an end-all-be-all list. There are simply too many great ones to ever catalog them all.
How many have you read? Bring back any memories? What would you add? I’d love to hear your responses in the comments!
Recommended Kids’ Books
In a Blue Room
The Story of Ferdinand
A Long Way Away
Superhero Employment Agency
Ed Emberley’s “Make a World” Drawing Book Continue reading
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It’s that time. The time of year worse than the whole of winter combined. When we’ve had it. With every synapse of our minds, every follicle of our skin, every phantom cell of our soul:
We need Summer.
But Summer is a flighty, uncaring temptress. She takes her damn time. She naps and adorns her hair and organized her closets. She spends all day and night on the phone with her old flame, Fall. She leafs through musty sonnets and picks at her vegetables and won’t come out to play.
Well, your time is running out, my dear. The sun told me so. Between work, child care, household chores, running errands, play dates, and dinner parties, I took a break to sit and shut my eyes yesterday in the backyard. And you know what? Out of the blue (or rather grey) the sun reached down and set the back of my eyelids on fire. It beamed into my mind, body, and soul saying, “It will get better. Soon.”