Last weekend we were in Roanoke, VA for my husband's cousin's graduation from high school, and a family reunion. While there we scoped out the downtown area and visited the Roanoke City Market. The farmers' market in Roanoke is one of the oldest ones in the state of VA (it started in the 1880's), so it was neat to be there on a Saturday afternoon and see everything in action.
The sidewalks were all lined up with different tables from different farms or tables people set up with their own garden stuff or gift items. So, walking down the sidewalk there were shops on one side and the tables on the other..it was neat! I loved the set up like that, it was much better than just having an empty parking lot with tables set up. This was cool because you could go inside shops as you were "shopping" at the market.
We picked up some bing cherries which were really really good. And we took a bunch of photos.
There were all sorts of shops and restaurants that looked cool that we may need to check out in the future. Like Thelma's Chicken & Waffles. We did peek inside Ladles & Linens which was a really cool specialty kitchen shoppe.
There were so many colorful heaps of fruit and veggies & other things all over.
And we also drove around the Warehouse district to get some cool shots. I think warehouse districts are my favorite in every city.