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Our Farmer's Market


Item#: 2014SYR04

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11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

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Poem Inspiration Location

Our Farmer's Market

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Our Farmers' Market
Straddles summer into fall
With luscious bounties

I am always inspired by the change of seasons. That's where a lot of my haiku come from. This one I wrote in 2010, towards the end of what was an especially beautiful and bountiful summer.

I've always loved little roadside farm stands that dot the countryside. I enjoy stopping by to see what earthly delight might await me there or at the farmers' markets that sprout up in village squares all around Syracuse during the summer. It's a pleasant surprise to see the seamless transitions at these farm stands as the seasons change—when all kinds of berries and delicate, young greens welcome spring, while cherries and zucchini herald in summer. And, of course, there's the first telltale sign that fall is coming when fresh, sweet corn, apples and pumpkins make their appearance.

This haiku also seeks to wake a sense of pride in, and gratitude for, the simple unassuming beauty that's found on the shelves at every farmers' market—that we are so fortunate to have a wealth of fruit and vegetables that come from the earth, and thankful, too, for the folks that till the fields and share their bounty.

I was looking for a poem about the farmer's market because I like to go there on Saturday and I thought it would be fun to draw all the different food. I like to buy veggies and bread and all the delicious stuff that's there. I love that amish stand w/ all that cookies. My illustration is more imaginative than realistic. I had the flowers swirling around and turning leaves over head to show the changing seasons. The woman kind of looks like me, but she's a generic woman. I was going for colors that would go with brown. I tried to get all of the different colors in the bag, so I chose all those different foods. I always use more muted colors so I used them here. I love fall. I like the leaves and cool brisk weather, but not too cold.