You know how it is when you are waiting for a special day to arrive and the excitement you feel when it is finally here? It may sound silly but for me that day was the Lane County Farmers’ Market as I’ve heard so many good things about it. It lived up to its billing and then some, being one of the best we have ever attended. We love coming to a new town and getting the flavor of the area. Even though we are just passing through, alighting for a short time, we like the idea of supporting the locals and the best way we have found to do that is by attending the farmers’ markets. Buying local and eating what is being harvested now is important to us and the colorful fruits and vegetables displayed so beautifully just make us smile!
This was the start to our day and what was to be the cherry on top was the Willamette Valley Blues & Brews Festival. During our RV travels too often we find that we are not in the right place at the right time for some of the local activities. We were in luck on this stop as Eugene was bulls-eye on for great fun!
The performers at the Blues & Brews Fest got better as the day progressed and we don’t think it was because we had sampled a few of the brews, which were also quite tasty! A fave performer for us was Miriams Well, a soulful singer from Portland, OR, whose sax player was superb. You can sample some of her music here.
Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers from Seattle, WA were pretty amazing and downright funky. Nathan had three custom-made guitars, all with washboards incorporated into them so the sounds coming from these instruments were something we had never heard before. His ‘tri-tar’ was a washboard, axe handle, and three strings, just unreal! You can get a sense of his style here.
With our fridge full of wonderful fruits and veggies, our taste buds tantalized by great craft beers, and rockin’ to some amazing blues bands, our day from start to finish was pretty darn awesome! Hope yours was too!
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22 thoughts on “Blues, Brews and a Farmers’ Market ~ Euguene, OR”
The displays WERE beautiful. Looked like a good time and glad you were able to make it. Keep up the good work(?) Isn’t it nice to know you can get fresh veggies and fruit wherever you go these days?
Yeah Joan, this is really hard work! I think you would love this town. The hiking and biking are wonderful.
Sounds like my kind of town!
I’ve only been to Eugene a couple of times but it’s one place I’d like to go back to again.
It really is a great place!
We love the Farmer’s Market. Everything was so fresh, and the flowers were outstanding!
Brews and Blues what a treat!
We had a great time. This is definitely a place we will want to visit again.
Looks wonderful. Want to spend some time in Eugene when we get there. Can’t wait.
You definitely want to do that!
What a great day. So happy that you were able to experience Eugene’s Saturday market. The Blues festival was certainly an added bonus.
It certainly was a special day. Eugene is pretty amazing!
Sounds like great fun! I just love the market photos with all the bounty of vegetables. 🙂
Farmers’ markets are the best! Do you have any where you live?
Yes we have many all over the city, I live in Canada’s bread basket, 🙂
Just wonderful, sigh I grew up not far from there, making me home sick you know! Seriously, glad you guys are really enjoying yourself! Keep on doing so! 🙂
A day in any Farmer’s Market never fails!
My favorite kind of day!
I only found out the awesome-ness of Farmer’s Market when I came to California. It’s a lot lot lot better way to do grocery