Living Green Olympia: Flavors of Fall Farmers Market in Olympia

Flavors of Fall Farmers Market in Olympia

Yes, we are moving rapidly into fall, but Olympia Farmers Market is still going strong with bountiful harvests of veggies and fruit.

Olympia Farmers Market

Autumn and apples are always connected in my mind, and the abundant choices make it pretty necessary to buy a couple of each - just to see which ones are the favorites (the market stands do offer sample tastes, too, so you can decide on some varieties without buying everything available if you want).

Olympia Farmers Market

The hot colors of these peppers remind me of the blending of the sunny heat of summer into brilliant autumn leaf color.

Olympia Farmers Market

And these cranberry beans were just too amazing looking not to get a photo!



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Comment balloon 8 commentsNancy Conner • September 26 2010 12:01PM


Nancy, This harvest of pictures makes my mouth water!!  What do cranberry beans taste like?  They look interesting! 

Posted by Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828 (Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific) almost 10 years ago

Nice market in your area!    Fall Harvest is a treasure, in the Pacific Northwest, that's true!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 10 years ago

Nancy, I don't think I've ever seen cranberry beans.  I love strolling across farmers markets, there's always something interesting to discover!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 10 years ago

Cranberry Beans?  I've never heard of them but they look beautiful!  Do you use them as any other bean?  The Farmer's Market in Olympia Washington looks like a WONDERFUL place to grab all of your local produce and what a way to support your local community!

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Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) almost 10 years ago

Apples are my favorite. Apple pie is better. Here's the time of year when the good stuff comes out. Yummy.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic ( almost 10 years ago

Gotta 'fess up - we have so many green beans from our garden that I took the pic of the cranberry beans but didn't actually buy any.  The woman at the booth says they taste pretty much like normal beans - so I might have to get some next weekend & see! 

And yes, Robert - baking some apple pie is also on the to do list :)

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 10 years ago

Apple pie time is my favorite time of the year! Great photos, great incentive to get busy with some pies, too!

Posted by Stacey Mayer, ( almost 10 years ago

Besides apple pies I love making baked apples or apple sauce - guess I better stock up!

Posted by Nancy Conner, Olympia/Thurston County WA almost 10 years ago