End of summer at the Saint Paul farmers market

To visit to the Saint Paul farmer’s market a couple of weeks ago was to see the end of summer laid out before you. Oh sure, there were still lots of mid-summer vegetables, but the fall vegetables (garlic, brussels sprouts, cruciferous vegetables of all colors and types) were starting to appear while the vegetables of July (most notably green beans and peas) were nowhere to be found.

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girl with onion Saint Paul farmers market

tomatoes and more Saint Paul farmers market

squash Saint Paul farmers market

getting veggies for children Saint Paul farmers market

Saint Paul farmers market

Of course, there are always a few ready-to-eat treats at the market.

serving corn on the cob Saint Paul farmers market

vegetables with popcorn Saint Paul farmers market

girls eating popcorn Saint Paul farmers market

girl with apple Saint Paul farmers market

These too reflected the changing season, as a snack of fresh sweet corn will soon disappear from the market while more types of apples become available.

Of course, there were also a few treats for the non-humans in the crowd.

Dog treats Saint Paul Farmers Market

While doggie treats may continue to be available throughout the fall, there are big changes coming in the variety of flowers available as the lilies, daisies, and dahlias of summer are replaced by sunflowers, mums, and asters.

flowers at the Saint Paul farmers market Minnesota

flowers at the Saint Paul farmers market Minnesota

flowers at the Saint Paul farmers market Minnesota

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flowers at the Saint Paul farmers market Minnesota

buying flowers at the Saint Paul farmers market Minnesota

It will have changed by the time we return to the market this weekend.

leaving with flowers at the Saint Paul farmers market Minnesota

Welcome to fall in Minnesota!

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10 thoughts on “End of summer at the Saint Paul farmers market”

  1. Wow. What colour. The flowers are just gorgeous and I loved all the people shots, especially the expression you captured on the little girl’s face in the 2nd photo. I really enjoyed all of the photos. Together they tell the story.

  2. I can’t get over the colors of those fruits and flowers. Everything looks gorgeous! I can’t wait for fall vegetables too. I am thinking about all the delicious side dishes I will be enjoying soon. Thanks for joining this week’s #TravelPhotoThursday.

    1. The colors are one of the things I love about the market – these were actually taken on a dark dreary day, but you’d never know that! I think July-September are the best months for food in Minnesota – there are so many wonderful things in the market then.

  3. I’ve never been a fan of farmer’s markets until recently. It used to bore me to death when I was younger but now, whenever I go to a certain place with a market going on I’m there. I think the age shows huh? :p
    Lovely photos.

  4. Love all of the color, here. It also looks like a great place to spend a few hours. I would love to have some of those gorgeous veggies and a North American apple. Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday

  5. I never thought about how different the local markets here would look compared to the markets you see in Asia. They (the Asian markets) seem so much more colorful and exotic, but really they are just different from ours. Wish I could bring you an apple (I’m passing through the Seoul airport on my way to Vietnam this fall), but somehow I think they’d frown on me sneaking in apples for you!

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