Enjoying a little summer sunshine in Troy, N.Y.
Posted on July 6, 2013
Between the constant rain we’ve been having in the northeast and the arrival of our newborn we haven’t been getting out much, but today we managed to visit a Farmers’ Market in Troy, N.Y.
According to what I had heard from others the downtown area of Troy with its eclectic shops and eateries is definitely worth a visit. Their Farmers’ Market on Saturdays proved to be a great place to just roam about. There was fresh produce to take home and cook with, pretty flowers in Mason jars and yummy homemade Mexican food and that’s just a fraction of the wonderful things one can find here.
I was also able to visit two shops. The first is a really cool boutique/gallery, the Anchor No. 5 Boutique owned by the effervescent Petra Jancovicova. Inside I found a plethora of beautiful, handcrafted jewelry, paintings, baby clothes, gorgeous hair accessories and wonderful odds and ends. There was also a great black and white photo exhibition on display. The best part is that these products are all made by local artists.
We ended our trek at Market Block Books. A great local bookstore in which book lovers (that’s me) will find books recommended by a friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. The shop has a very cozy feel that lends itself to at least a couple of hours of book browsing.
We had such a good time and there is still so much to explore that we will be back. In the meantime if you are ever in the area do check out downtown Troy. A totally cool place to spend a Saturday morning.
All photos taken with an iphone.