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Who is the scarecrow sitting on the straw bales?

You guessed right. That is if you guessed that it was me 😂

But where are those hay bales? And what are they doing there?

Good question!

They are part of an effort to keep a Farmers Market in a small town just east of San Diego alive.

Said small town has suffered for a long time from very poor leadership and it shows.

So many things are set up to fail. Too many to mention here.

The Farmers Market is an attempt to entice people to eat healthier. As with many small towns, there aren’t enough people willing to shop there to keep farmers happy and coming back week after week.

Actually, this is a subject for a longer blog and I think I will write it in November as part of my NaNoWriMo essay project.

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today, there were many non-profits represented and the market looked full. Hopefully, by next year, it can always be that way. I will pick your brain for suggestions.

I took thousands ( well, not quite but almost) of Halloween photos. I think there must be a Halloween post tomorrow.

In the meantime, I am going to share my favorite of the day.

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Looks to me like little dudess already knows how to pose!!

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Well, Happy Fall! It looks like a warm day there. We're in Fog Season already.

Yes. It was fairly warm. We are in the weird season of cold nights, warming up by mid- morning. Hot, then cold again.

Have to always dress in layers 🙃

I think the problem of farmers I the same almost everywhere. Our country can produce rice that can feed the nation and have more for export but people got used to buying imported rice which were not very healthy (most) because they spend a lot of time before they get to our country and some use chemicals that are harmful to the human body as preservatives.

The government recently closed the land borders so that only standard goods enter the country, this has caused to go into local production and farmers are the happier for it. We're also eating healthy rice that are not pumped with harmful chemicals.

Of recent the rate of cancer and other illnesses caused by what we are eating has been on the increase, I think this decision will help people eat right.

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It is so sad that we have moved away from eating good and healthy food all over the world.

Commercial interests want us and the farmers believe that we can only feed the world by using lots of chemicals- and that is such BS!!!

I love reading about autumn and Halloween practices everywhere. We don't have that season here, and except for a few, we don't really celebrate Halloween that much. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos! Good luck on the upcoming project! 🙂🙂

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Thank you. I didn’t grow up with Halloween and like it on one hand but don’t like all the candy going around...

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I love that idea! The city here (Newark) runs a farmer's market in the parking lot of the central shopping mall in the summer and fall months, on weekends. I like having there. It is not only a place to pick up some fresh produce, but it has also begun to become a place for people to meet and mingle, so has become a social activity as well. It's really good for the community. I hope yours succeeds!

I hope so too. I am thinking up all kinds of things we can do to make it a community affair 😀

Are you sure that's you? I wanna find a farmer's market near us tomorrow morning, hopefully there's one. That baby is so cute. 💕

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Yup. Me!
I think she is pretty cute as well - but I think I am a bit biased lol

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And here are some Farmer's Market info I could see

http://www.sanantoniofarmersmarket.org/contact.html

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You're so sweet to do that for me, love you! 💕

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WHAT a sweet picture of your little gal! So adorable!

She is. And growing so fast!!!