The morning of Day 3, we boarded the shuttle buses for our first stop: the West Seattle Farmers' Market.
The market tables were loaded with peaches, cherries, and fresh vegetables. I also saw vendors selling fresh cheeses, local wines, farm eggs and fresh baked bread.
There were cut flowers for sale, too.
This was our opportunity for lunch on our own. Word quickly spread that Mary Ann Newcomer recommended a bakery right around the corner from the Farmers' Market: Bakery Nouveau.
It was around 10:30 a.m. when we joined the queue forming outside the bakery. Looking up, I spied this enormous basket full of flowers hanging from a lamp post.
The line moved quickly and soon we were inside. The aroma was heavenly. Everything looked delicious. I couldn't resist two of the brightly colored French macaroons.
I sadly said 'no' to the yummy cakes beckoning me.
We were lucky enough to score a table inside the tiny, warm cafe, where I ate the best croissant I've ever eaten in my entire life, filled with roasted turkey and Havarti cheese. Delicious!
I'll post soon about visiting the Forkner and Fairey gardens, and the South Seattle Community College Arboretum, but my next posts will take a break from Seattle in honor of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-Up.
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