"The Social Network of the South"
arrangement by Front Field Farms
During our first three years of marriage my husband Chris and I lived in Colorado. During our time out west, I developed an unusual but entertaining hobby. I was in Boulder one sunny afternoon, when I snapped a quick picture of some carrots and flowers at a local Farmers Market. The picture immediately became my phone background and quickly became an obsession. I loved the vivid colors and unique textures.
On a weekend trip to Portland, I made my hobby official when I begged Chris to take me to the local farmers market to take some photos of the local veggies, fruits, and flowers. I quickly found myself printing and hanging these photos in my home, and had request from friends and family for copies. I was pleasantly surprised by how much people adored the natural beauty of produce and flowers straight from the garden of local farmers.
Since that fateful day in Colorado, I have had the unique opportunity to photograph fruits, veggies, and flowers at the top five farmers markets in America. My last stop was in the town of my beloved Alma Mater, Athens, Georgia. Now I know that I may be biased, but the Athens Farmers Market was, simple stunning and my absolute favorite on the tour . The colors were the most vibrant I can recall and the displays were thought through with care.
It was at the Athens Farmers Market that I stumbled across the Front Field Farm display and beautiful arrangement shown below. I quickly recognized what a gold mine of locally grown beauty this could provide for a lovely afternoon fete with friends. Before I made my way to a nearby favorite, Big City Bread Cafe (a magical setting for a rehearsal dinner or small reception in Athens), I snapped this quick photo of my favorite arrangement on display that sunny Saturday morning. The yellow floral print fabric they had chosen to adorn their stand along with their fun arrangement of flowers and produce was just too adorable to pass up.
Next time you are considering decor for your family gathering or afternoon bbq, remember that using locally grown flowers and fruit is a wonderful way to support your community and bring a lot of vibrant color and texture into any party.
Luxury Event / Editorial Designer