2003, Eric Rudd, All Rights Reserved
Farmers' markets have
always held a particularly tender spot in my heart. The sense of family
and community is palpable. Individual creativity abounds in every booth.
My fiancée and I went to the Oak Park farmers' market early
one Saturday morning in search of some rather infamous homemade doughnuts.
We wound our way up and down the rows of flowers, herbs, crafts, and
other wares. All around us people greeted one another with laughter,
while the children tried to pet any dog that would stand still long
enough to receive some attention.
I shot this photo at a fruit stand there. I can look at this photo and
be immediately transported back to that time and place. Captured in
the colors and the simplicity of the picture is the feeling of connection
we share with those close to us. Everyone there was a friend to the
stranger standing next to him.
By the way, the doughnuts were the best I've ever had!
Oak Park, IL
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