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Dayton Farmers Market & Cheese

And there was a lot of cheesiness.  A lot.  After spending Wednesday seated on comfy red recliners by a fireplace in the clean winter light through a large picture window facing snowy hillsides and blue mountains, we were charged for adventure.  Thursday morning, we packed our bags and piled into the car for the Dayton Farmers Market cracking “punny” jokes with manic energy.  

The Dayton Farmers Market is one of those best-loved traditions of visiting the Shenandoah Valley.  While seeing the buggies and people in plain clothes is comforting and quaint, aisles of traditional Mennonite/Amish foods, quilts, and goods tops my list of favorite things.


Aunty Katydid, Linda, Tom, and I wandered about in a state of perpetual happiness.  As you look at these photos, you can certainly appreciate our joy.

Oh my, shelf after shelf of darling bagged dried beans, grains, pastas, and goodies!

Sakes, the Amish roll butter!!!


The pottery handmade by local artists… heaven.

Hand-blown glass reminded me of The Glass Museum in Tacoma, Washington.

And Linda in one of the shops looking precious… goodness it’s terrific to see them!
More adventures to come!!!

  • Aunty Katydid - I’m still totally loving the yarn we chose at the Mennonite yarn shop. It’s purple and all mine since Linda gave purple to me! (Didn’t you Linda!) And for the record, I do NOT think this hat makes me look like Tweedle Dum. Maybe Tweedle Dee, but not Tweedle Dum.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene - Hi there,
    I wonder if God made these places to show us the reality of life?Makes one want to be and do things different to make a difference…….Love alwaysReplyCancel

  • Dianne - I LOVE the Shenandoah Valley! I’d love to go back one of these days…ReplyCancel

  • Tia Julie - Beautiful places and pictures. I love the hand blown glass ball. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your trip with us.ReplyCancel

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  • Kathy - Hi! I saw a comment you left on my friend Amy’s blog, so I was curious and followed the link to your blog. What a surprise to find that you just visited my neck of the woods! I frequent the Dayton farmers market since it’s closeby, and I have family who work in Bridgewater. It’s neat to see your pictures of this area. I especially like the one of the sun coming up (or was it setting?) over the farm and buggy….beautiful!! Sounds like you had a good visit to VA. Looking forward to checking in on your blog now and then!ReplyCancel

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