Northern and southern California truly could be two entirely separate states. I don’t mean that in the “state of Jefferson” kind of way (you’d know what means if you’re from Northern California), but just in the idea that our cultures and our geography is totally different. I guess the fact that that’s all rolled up into one state is what makes California so special.
The local plasket meadows:
To the redwood coastline in Humboldt County:
All the way through the rice fields that dot the valley:
If you find yourself in the Chico area on a Saturday, you should go visit the Chico Certified Farmers Market!
While your shopping you can grab some delicious freshly made food (hold out for the samosas…they are ALWAYS there SOMEWHERE).
Honestly just walking through and browsing is the most fun for me. Everything is so beautiful and full of color, and the people who are selling are very kind and proud of what they have to offer.
My only regret of the day was not getting a mug with a face on it. I will come back for you, sweet coffee mug.
(I recommend a half lavender honey half strawberry. Only skip the cookie straw if you hate happiness.)
It FEELS good when you go to a farmers market. The atmosphere, the educational opportunity for your children…the entire experience. We can buy cauliflower here in willows at Walmart easily. But we got up early and drove an hour to buy it because it means more when your children see where it comes from. It’s fun to say “this man who we are handing our money to went out and picked this food that we are going to bring home and eat tonight.”
It’s a simple joy, but we need more simple joys in this world.