Monday, June 25, 2007

Findlay Market

Findlay MarketOn Sunday, Dianne and I ventured downtown to go to Findlay Market. It's the oldest, continuously operating market in Ohio. They have a mix of permanent, year around shops and seasonal stands selling produce. You can read more about the market on their web page. It's funny we've lived here for over 10 years, but had never been to the market. I've always heard a lot about it, but we just don't go exploring downtown.

The worst part about going to Findlay Market is getting in and out of the area. The market is in a bad neighborhood. We were ordering lunch at the Bella Luna restaurant's satellite store at the market when a woman came in to order. She had been sitting alone at a table outside (see the picture) and left her purse there while she came in to get some food. The person waiting on us told the woman she probably don't want to leave her purse unattended in this neighborhood. I thought that was good advice.

It was a dreary day and rained a bit when we were there. Nevertheless, it was fun to walk around. We picked up a couple things and had a good grilled panini at Bella Luna. It's not somewhere I'd go every weekend, but on a nice day it's an ok spot to have lunch, hang out, and pick up some local produce. The photo below was just some of the produce at one of the stands.
Findlay Market

7 comments:

Sue's Daily Photos said...

Hi Earl, Nice blog and nice pictures. I love it, so refreshing colors at the market, it makes you want to buy all the fresh vegetables and fruits. Thanks for the comment on my site too! Pictures of Nature makes me inspirational in a certain way...sometimes.:-))

Dianne said...

I don't feel quite so bad that it took so long for us to make it to Finlay Market. I spoke with several "locals" at work and almost no one has ever been there! Seems like Jungle Jim's is the crowd-pleaser for local foodies!

Carol said...

Great pictures, Earl! Maybe Dean should take gma and me in August.
Also, no matter where you go, a woman alone should never leave her purse unattended. There was a story in the paper here about a serial purse napper in various churches, for goodness sakes!

Catherine said...

Great pictures! Look at all that wonderful produce!

Erika said...

Never been down there. Where is a good place to park?

Earl said...

On the North side of the market, between Elm and Race streets, there is an entrance to the main lot. It's an OK sized lot and just a few steps away from the shops so you can easily drop stuff at the car and continue shopping.

Breeze said...

OMG! That looks like my kind of heaven:)