Last weekend I went to Grand Rapids to visit my family. My mother and I went to the Fulton street farmer's market. This is the market that sparked my love for farmer's markets and produce stands. We've gone to this market since I was a kid (which also brings up fond memories of making strawberry freezer jam with Mom and Grandma). My best friends Jen and Rich and I even set up a stall once to sell our tie-dyed/hemp goods. Now with the economy the way it has been lately, combined with the locavore movement and a yearning for a sense of community -- the market is packed! It has artists and crafters, plants, meats/eggs/cheeses, and all of the fresh fruits and vegetables you can imagine. I love playing with the repetition and color the displays create in my photos.