Today was the first day of the Hingham farmer’s market. Actually it was the second week; but last weekend was cold and rainy. Though one of the vendors says he was there all day last Saturday, we did not venture forth.
Bella and Joe sit while we are waiting for coffee.
We went with my sister and her boyfriend, Joe, who lives in New York. The girls love him and we think he’s pretty nice too.
No produce yet, of course, this early in the season. A few farmers selling tomato plants and herb plants. Otherwise mostly other vendors, selling prepared food and jewelry and various and sundries.
It was a lovely day with blue skies and warm sun and a delicious breeze.
Ben is unhappy because I took the camera away.
We ate plenty of free samples. And bought a lot too. It’s tempting to overbuy the first weekend because it’s been so long since we were last there and we’ve had all winter to anticipate those almond cookies and that salsa and those fresh off the boat lobsters. We didn’t do well resisting temptation. Just swore we’d do better next time.
Bella decided she was chilly and so grabbed Ben’s blanket from the stroller.
Tree entertains Ben by placing a coffee cup lid on his head.
Bella chooses her lobster for dinner. You can see our friendly neighborhood lobsterman in the background. That’s his wife holding the bag.
We had a nice picnic lunch with our favorite smoked fish spread and black bean hummus and some rosemary crostini. Washed down with excellent coffee.
Ben eats a rosemary crostini.
Mmm… rosemary crostini with smoked bluefish spread.
Bella eats a rosemary crostini.
The girls ran around on the grass.
And then went down to the beach to throw stones and sand in the water.
We bought grass-fed beef steaks and fresh caught lobsters for dinner.
I found a nice grapefruit-scented body butter made with honey and beeswax by some nice beekeeprs who also sold us some raw honey.
Ben and Sophie fell asleep on the way home.