In my role as official stroller pusher for grandson, I didn’t take time to get many photos, but these artichokes had to be photographed. I love artichokes but I’ve never seen any like this! I’d almost hate to eat these. Perhaps putting them in a vase would be more appropriate. 🙂

We were much later than usual, so some things had started selling out but there were still enough to make me quite hungry.

These flowers are a bit more unusual than many I’ve seen. If I could, I’d love to always have fresh flowers in the house.

Closing thought…Every time I do a post about a farmer’s market, the grammar nerd in my wonders…is it “farmer’s market” (one farmer), “farmers’ market” (belonging to multiple farmers), or a “farmers market” (a market with farmers)? I’ve never bothered to look up the “correct” terminology and as far as I’m concerned none would be wrong. Any feelings or “official” thoughts?

  1. Great photo of the artichokes – and also new to me. I remember the first time I saw a field of artichokes. I had to ask someone what I saw. Meanwhile, here’s what Merriam-Webster has to say about your grammar dilemma.

  2. peggy says:

    Beautiful- love the color of the artichokes. Doesn’t matter if you say Farmer’s Market or Farmers’ Market – we all understand.

  3. I love your photos of the artichokes, flowers and the veggies at the farmers’ market!

  4. beautiful produce. I’ve never seen an artichoke bloom! Thanks.

  5. It all looks good! I love the flower of the artichoke too. I only eat the hearts I never got into the leaves.
    All forms of Farmers Market work for me.

  6. Ally Bean says:

    My understanding is that it is: “farmers’ market” because many farmers are setting up a market together. It makes sense to me. My learning may be antiquated now, but like you I just go with what pleases me. Your photos are making me hungry.

  7. Amy says:

    I have never seen artichokes like these. Lovely fresh flowers.
    Great images, Janet.

  8. de Wets Wild says:

    Such bounty! I think farmers are very underappreciated.

  9. marianallen says:

    Oh! Oh! Oh! I knew artichokes were thistles, but I never saw the blooms before! THANK YOU!

  10. Prior... says:

    Those flowers are unusual
    And the stroller pusher still grabbed some photos –
    Right on!
    Not sure About the farmers market correctness

  11. Paula says:

    I love the shots. Indeed, I have never seen artichoke flowers before.

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  13. belocchio says:

    Who knew that the artichoke boasts such magnificent flowers! Our village as a FARMERS MARKET. I have a strong feeling that anything incorrect would answer to the grammar police. Cheers Virginia

  14. I love farmers’ markets! Especially when I’m traveling. The artichokes are gorgeous and those flowers so unique! I’m happy your stroller duties could be interrupted! 🌞

    • I found out today that the artichokes were just for decoration and can’t be eaten when they’re like this. It’s similar to lettuce bolting. But they are lovely!

  15. Wind Kisses says:

    I love your role as a stroller pusher. lol California always has the most unique “stuff” . I have found the weirdest vegetables too, and the most curious flowers. Lots to learn there.

    And now you have me pondering farmers.

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