Market of Marion

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Market of  Marion

Bushnell, FL – Events of Sunday, April 13 to Monday, April 14, 2014

We haven’t had much to write about lately because the colds that hit us about two weeks ago really knocked us for a loop, and we didn’t feel like doing much of anything. We both started feeling better after about 5 or 6 days; but just when we thought we should have been pretty much back to normal, we both had a relapse that took another 5 or 6 days to recover from. If there’s anything good that can be said about the colds we had it’s that we were both under the weather at the about same time instead of one after another.

The freezer of our residential refrigerator holds enough to keep us fed if we can’t make it to the grocery store for a while; but after battling colds for over 10 days and not feeling like going grocery shopping, our fresh veggies were in short supply. By Sunday, we both finally felt well enough to go to church without risk of infecting everyone around us. Since the church we attend while we’re in Florida is located in The Villages and since the Market of Marion is only a few miles north of that, we went to the market after church to pick up some fresh produce. The market is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

We have never been to the Market of Marion on a Sunday, and we have never been there that late in the morning. The parking lot was pretty full even though a lot of the snowbirds have headed back north.

Rather than walking the whole market, we planned to go just to the produce section. Therefore, we parked toward the back of the market so we could enter the market right at the end of the produce aisle.

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Side entrance at the produce aisle

The first thing we saw when we walked in was a colorful display of nice zucchini and yellow squash.

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Zucchini and yellow squash

Since the market is closed Monday through Thursday, we were afraid the produce might be picked over by late Sunday morning. However, we needn’t have worried. A glance down the aisle revealed an excellent selection of just about every type of fruit and vegetable you can think of.