-Posted by Isaac
For about the first time in a year, I had a chance to work the Worthington Market. Jayne took over the running-of-kids duties.
And wouldn't you know it, it rained.
I haven't been back to Worthington since last August when I had a little tiff with a guy about bees. We had ourselves a scene. (It's a long and involved story and if you catch me on a good day, I'll be happy to fill you in.) After a week of me fuming about the idiots of the world, it was sort of decided that the markets are best left to the cool headed professionals, i.e., Jayne and Jess.
But this week with soccer in full swing and four kids going in four directions, the second-stringers got another chance! I vowed to redeem myself.
After the rain bestowed us a colorful gift in the sky, sister Becky of Tilley Farmstead set up next to us and had her normal morning rush.
Sometimes the line reaches thirty feet. I love it. People stand there, desperately hoping to nab their weekly organic produce...
...and a few of them notice the honey tent next door. Hmmm, maybe we should stock up on our local sweetness too? Hmmm...
Quickly we have a crowd.
And what a crowd it is! Worthington has got to be the premier market in the state.
Had I thought ahead of time, I would have walked around early and given you a pictorial tour of the market. As it was, by 9 a.m. we were so swamped that there was no getting away. You'll just have to come out and see it for yourself. Especially if you're like me and haven't had a chance to see Worthington in a while.
Working that market in its full glory helped me to realize that I sort of miss the scene. The people, the energy, the honey talk, the kids begging for honey sticks... the moms and dads trying to keep up... it's kind of fun. And on rare occasion, I'll actually admit that I like it!
That is, on a sunny day, with lots of product leaving the table, no annoying kids spilling samples, no pushy loud-mouthed seniors, no one shedding their bee expertise and buying nothing, no stupid questions, and no idiots... I actually like it!