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.
The first thing we saw when we walked in was a colorful display of nice 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.
We walked up the aisle and noted prices and locations of some of the items on Margery's shopping list. At the end of the produce aisle, we poked our noses into the main aisle of the market to see how crowded it was. There were plenty of shoppers, but the crowds weren't overwhelming since we were well past the peak of snowbird season.
We headed back down the produce aisle and began making our purchases. We bought some asparagus, a couple of tomatoes, some red and green peppers, a large onion, a cucumber, several zucchini, two eggplants, a few green onions and a head of cauliflower. Like we said, we needed fresh veggies pretty badly.
We headed back to Blueberry Hill after a quick stop at the Walmart to pick up a few other items we needed, then we relaxed the rest of the day. In the evening, we were treated to a nice sunset.
Our taste buds were finally back to normal after our colds, so we headed over to Beef O'Brady's in Bushnell mid afternoon on Monday for lupper. We wanted to take advantage of their Monday special, which is a Build Your Own Burger for $4.99 (regularly $7.99).
Margery has the works on her burger (lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo) with onion rings for her side ($1.99 extra), and Paul had cheese and ketchup on his burger with regular fries for his side. As always, the burgers were delish.
After lupper, we headed back to Blueberry Hill where we took a short walk around the campground. As we settled in for a relaxing evening of TV, we were treated to a beautiful sunset for the second evening in a row.
We continue to hang around Bushnell waiting for our shed to be delivered and for the concrete for our patio to be poured. Lower Alabama, where we normally would have been by now, remains relatively cool with a good bit of rain, so we're content to continue to enjoy the warm, mostly sunny weather here in Florida for the time being.