At the beginning of the summer, I promised myself two things. I would 1) take more photos and, 2) go to the farmers market as often as possible. I realized I could combine these challenges into one. So, each time I visited a market this summer, I assigned myself a color theme and I’d take three photos of fresh goods in that color. For instance, when I picked white, I took photos of white turnips, flowers and garlic. I call it my Farmers Market in Color series.
It was a great little exercise for me to scour the markets and take in everything to get my photos. I explored different types of goods, angles and compositions — and I tried some new foods along the way too! On Instagram, I tagged each photo with the hashtag #farmersmarketincolor and I’ve enjoyed watching it grow into a colorful, stripy grid. It’s amazing to me how colorful the natural world is.
With fall around the corner, I decided to end my personal challenge and open my hashtag up to everyone. If you find yourself at the farmers market this fall (pumpkins, anyone?), I’d love to see what colorful stuff you stumble upon! Maybe I’ll share them on the blog later this fall. (Be sure to tag them #farmersmarketincolor so I can see.) Oh, and here are my summer finds! // susannah