As I mentioned previously, my first foray out into public since having Bell’s Palsy was at The Independent market in Sand City. I started out trying to wear the eyepatch (which I needed to protect my unblinking left eye), but gave up after a few minutes, because it’s difficult for me to see clearly with it on.
Never mind; the friendly and busy vibe inside the marketplace carried me off from one vendor’s table/stall to another, and I enjoyed myself. M.A. Fink took most of the photos you see in this little photo essay:
I’ve written about Farmhouse Culture sauerkraut before, along with Garden Variety (Monkeyflower Ranch) cheese (which was also represented at the Independent). This company changed my perspective on what sauerkraut could be! (photo: M.A. Fink)
The Henry Miller Library table. (photo: M.A. Fink)
Edible Monterey Bay was there, giving out the latest issue of their magazine.(photo: M.A. Fink)
Even the La Leche League showed up. (photo: M.A. Fink)
Fringe outerwear by Carrie McWithey — lovely knitted hats and scarves and things… (photo: Jean Vengua)
It was fun attending The Independent, and, as I mentioned, I practically forgot about my ailment (which, as of this writing, has improved greatly). I’ll be back again, definitely without the eye patch.
The Independent Market is open on the first Thursday of every month, from 4pm–9pm, at 600 Ortiz Ave., Sand City. Call 831-394-6000 for more information.
* “Market Mania” in Edible Communities