When the kids were younger, I would visit the farmers market almost every Saturday during the summer. The kids were in Tae Kwon Do, and the academy was in the same strip mall as the market. I would drop them off, shop, and chat with the local farmers and vendors. I would usually have a treat – hedgehog shaped bread or chocolate croissants – waiting for them at the end of a training session. These days I visit the farmers market by myself, everyone is still in bed when the market opens, but I still bring back treats.
I snagged a photo of this trio, relaxing to the sounds of the market band.
This morning I finally did that thing I’ve been thinking of doing for several years. I went to the Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market like I normally would during market season, shopped at the market vendors like I normally would, but then I sat under one of the umbrellas and listened to band that was playing.
Today it the band was the Rick Fiori Trio. Noted New York Metropolitan Area drummer, bandleader, and teacher Rick Fiori has performed with such Jazz Luminaries as Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, and John Stubblefield, and studied under drumming great Elvin Jones.