Finally this past weekend I was able to make time to go to our local farmers market. It’s held in the warmer months at the biggest park in Portland, Deering Oaks. I was so happy I was able to buy fresh, organic and local produce from these farmers in the area. I bought beets, heirloom carrots, heirloom tomato’s, dilly beans, peaches, kale, chard, and cider. Everything has been delicious so far. Most cities hold farmers markets either seasonally or if your lucky year round. Do you know if your city has one? If so you should check it out!
Here comes fall with the start of fair season which I adore so much. I love the Common Ground Fair. It’s my favorite fair to go to every year, and some years I don’t make it, but I made sure I went this time. It was amazing! It was beautiful weather, and I got to spend the day with my mom which was nice. The Common Ground Fair is an all organic fair from it’s food venders to their farmers, as well as all products are local. It’s put on my MOFGA, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardiner’s Association. They are apart of many events and farms throughout Maine which I think is wonderful. If you every are in Maine at the end of September you should visit this fair. It is truly inspirational, educational, and delicious.
These guys had amazing horns!
Just me and my mom
So I’m a little bit behind in seeing “The Great Gatsby”, but I am absolutely in LOVE with this movie.
I of course read the book in high school and then again in college, and was enthralled with the morally corrupt, love story. Having this book turned into a masterpiece with it’s intense cinematography gave me goosebumps. Some of the intensely colorful scenes remind my of Sophia Coppola’s, fantastic rendition of “Marie Antoinette”. Both movies stand out to me with their ability to create an individual art piece with each scene, capturing your imagination. I understand that some critics didn’t like how director Baz Luhrmann used new aged music in “The Great Gatsby”, but that’s something I feel also made this movie stand out in it’s artistic originality. Luhrmann and Sophia Coppola pushed outside the traditional expectations and used pop culture to liven their images of these “traditional” time piece movies. As I was being sucked into Luhrmann’s magic, I was caught of guard by a stunningly, romantic song that stopped me in my tracks. It really pulled on my heart strings and made Gatsby, just a man hopelessly in love. As soon as the movie ended I HAD to find out who the artist was of such a touching song. It was none other then Lana Del Rey. She has such a unique, beautiful voice like none I have heard in this generation. She has a classic sounding voice that reminds me of songs from the 60’s and the 70’s, and even her look resembles that time period. “Young and Beautiful” that was used in “The Great Gatsby” stops you in tracks. Once you hear it, you’ll want to listen to it over and over again. If you haven’t watched “The Great Gatsby” or listened to Lana Del Rey, it truly should be the next “Google” search you do.