Since I was in Grand Rapids today, I missed my farmer’s market back home. Tears. Instead of dwelling too long on the sadness, I seized the day and found the farmers market here. It’s cold enough that the goods will stay fresh in the trunk of my car.
It was such a great market! If you live in the GR area, I highly recommend the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market. There are 4 more weeks…take advantage of it. They have great variety of produce, home-mades, and baked goods at quite reasonable prices. Also, it’s 100% locally grown. I wish that I lived closer! I have a couple of new-to-me squashes to try out, as well as an eggplant to redeem myself from the last (failed) experience.
This afternoon, we headed downtown to check out ArtPrize. How awesome was it?! If you are within a 3 hour radius of GR, you NEED to come see this amazing city-wide art exhibit. It’ll be running through October 10. Just do it…you won’t be sorry.
I really liked several of the pieces at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art.
Are you guessing?
Outside the BOB there were several large exhibits. Flying pig! Flying mechanical pig, to be exact.
The front says “Size Matters,” and inside, it continues, “The size of your dreams, the size of your heart, the size of your determination. So, elevate your dreams, unleash your heart, ignite your determination. Go big! Live and love large!”
All together now. “Awww….” How inspiring. Feel free to read a small amount of sarcasm in there :)
It was a great day to wander around the city, and contemplate some art and its philosophical implications (because I’m weird like that). I wish I had more time here, and might just have to come back before it’s over…