It was the usual busy Saturday at the Bellingham Farmer's Market held at Bellingham's Depot Market Square.
There were people everywhere on this beautiful summer day. I must confess to some pride and nostalgia as I wandered the market, for I was the chair of the group that conceived, designed and got Depot Market Square built.
This is a place where community happens, Where little kids grow, mature and will remember forever.
The popcorn Vendor, Rick Wright was my partner in the creation of Depot Market Square. For two years we worked to raise money, convince the city, and deal with the architect and construction of this facility. A public/private partnership, Depot Market Square finally became a reality.
The wonderful steel arches that support the building are re-purposed trusses salvaged from the highway 99 bridge that for generations crossed the Skagit river. They add great character to Depot Market Square.
We raised almost half a million dollars to meet our challenge to the City. One of our fundraising techniques was charging $500.00 to engrave your message on one of the bronze figures which I designed and made foundry patterns for. they are installed in the concrete apron around the main building.
This artichoke is one of my personal favorites.
The eggplant was an easy pattern to make
And of course we cannot ignore corn or tomatoes.
So enjoy the wonderful Bellingham Farmers Market, and Depot Market Square