Cincinnati’s Friendly Findlay Market


There’s a Farmers’ Market in Cincinnati called Findlay Market and I like to call it the Friendly Findlay because everyone is so nice!  Located in Over-the-Rhine, it’s a 35-40 minute drive from my home, but well worth it because of all of the fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, etc. and especially the people watching and photo opportunities!

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I spent a couple of hours there this past Saturday.  The flowers were bright and plentiful…

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As I walked the aisle, it reminded me a bit of my trip to Chelsea Market in New York City last month!

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Time for a smoke break…

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I was wandering in and out, taking my time.  What a colorful book store across the street…

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I bought some organic pork chops, steak, and chicken breasts.  I try not to eat much red meat or meat in general, but my husband is definitely a carnivore.

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I bought broccoli, celery, red bell pepper, zucchini, squash, and cucumber.  These were the biggest carrots I think I’ve ever seen!

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My favorite bread store, Blue Oven Bakery has a booth there and these were the two gentlemen working it.  They were good sports and so much fun!  They were sold out of “Bad Boy” so I bought “Bad Girl”.  It’s very similar, but all of the seeds, salt, etc. that are on the outside of the “Bad Boy” are on the inside of the “Bad Girl”!

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I got to talking with an interesting artist named Michael Dorsa.  This is his hand and a piece of his work.  He makes Guilloche & Enamel Jewelry!

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As I was buying my meat, this gentleman noticed me taking photos and asked if I’d take his photo.  See what I mean about friendly people!

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This artist creates really unique decor items from clay.  I forgot to ask for his card.

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I put a dollar in this boy’s violin case…

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Cute little girl…

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This is the other end of the building.  There are lots of places for people to sit and socialize, have a bite to eat or just people watch!

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As I was walking to my car, I noticed these children swinging at a playground next door, so I started taking their photo.  They soon noticed me and the little girl said, “Thank you”.  That pulled at my heart-strings a bit.  I guess she doesn’t receive that much attention, so having someone take her photo was special!

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I love being a “Tourist in my City”!

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