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Saturday Market

Farmer's Market Day

May 25

Other Scottish Country Dances for this Day

Today's Musings, History & Folklore

"Up at dawn, a sleepy yawn,
Off to market, hurry on!
First in line to grab the prize,
Freshest veggies for my eyes.

Dashing quick with bedhead hair,
Shoes mismatched—don’t really care.
Bump the rooster, scare the hens,
Gotta beat my market friends.

Carrots bright, and lettuce green,
Tomatoes red like I’ve never seen.
Laughing farmers, all amused,
As I claim the veggies I’ve perused.

Victory’s mine, I’m feeling grand,
With the best in hand-picked land.
Next week’s race, I’ll surely win,
Farmer’s market champ again!"

Scottish Country Dance may not be a competitive sport, but getting the best of the farmer's market might be! Your Scottish Country Dancing should stand you in good stead as you weave about the stalls, looking for the freshest produce. This dance was devised to explore various figures of eight and was inspired by the Vancouver Weekend Farmer’s Market, noting that you have to get there early to get the choice hydroponic lettuce! The madcap story choreography for this lively jig includes: 1st couple practically running over each other getting ready for the market (bars 1–4), travel to the market (bars 5–8), and wander among the stalls looking for the best prices, the best produce, and the beautiful lettuce (bars 9–24). They got there in time to get the last one, and celebrate with a circle round and back! Enjoy your salad days, dancers! 😀 🥬 🥬 🥗

Saturday Market

Apart from everyone's favourite local market, some farmer's market are famous throughout the world:


  1. Borough Market (London, UK): One of the oldest and largest food markets in London, known for its wide variety of artisanal foods, fresh produce, and gourmet delights.

  2. Pike Place Market (Seattle, USA): Famous for its fresh seafood, particularly the fish-throwing vendors, as well as local produce, crafts, and specialty foods.

  3. Union Square Greenmarket (New York City, USA): A bustling market in Manhattan that features fresh produce, meats, dairy, and baked goods from regional farmers.

  4. La Boqueria (Barcelona, Spain): A historic market with a vast selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats, and local delicacies.

  5. Marché des Enfants Rouges (Paris, France): The oldest covered market in Paris, offering a variety of fresh produce, flowers, and international food stalls.

  6. Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (San Francisco, USA): Located at the Ferry Building, this market is known for its high-quality produce, artisanal foods, and specialty products.

  7. St. Lawrence Market (Toronto, Canada): A historic market offering a wide range of fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, and specialty items.

  8. Queen Victoria Market (Melbourne, Australia): The largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, offering a diverse selection of fresh produce, meats, seafood, and specialty products.

  9. Mercado de San Miguel (Madrid, Spain): A vibrant market with a mix of traditional and modern food stalls, offering a variety of tapas, fresh produce, and gourmet foods.

  10. Tsukiji Outer Market (Tokyo, Japan): Known for its fresh seafood, this market also offers a variety of Japanese foods, kitchenware, and culinary experiences.

Need some inspiration of what to do with all your produce?  Click below for recipes!

Saturday Market

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Saturday Market

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