They've expanded into the courtyard area behind the permanent structure that they built a few years back. This has made room for tables in front of the food vendors to allow dining al fresco. We like to do that here in Blacksburg. We usually have pretty decent weather. (Been raining all the time lately, but Mountain Lake is refilling -- as the Universe intends.) It's drizzly today (downpours due later, I hear), so the market had some elbow room, some breathing space, some leeway to stop suddenly, bend over, and pet the friendly dogs whose owners bring them on Market Day to socialize.
I like the quality of light on drizzly days, so I took some pictures. Walk through the market with me. It's Market Day.
|The aroma of food cooking leads you straight down this path.|
|...and music while you dine...|
Here's what we scored for tonight's dinner...
|For an appetizer, we'll enjoy Red Pepper Hummus with fresh Mountain Brown Bread|
|The elephant garlic seller gave me tips on when to harvest the garlic that "volunteered" in my kitchen herb garden this spring. His product will be nice in my fresh pesto entree. (Regular garlic is shown for scale.)|
|Fresh Giles County blueberries and Patrick County peaches with a drizzle of local honey will make a fine dessert tonight.|