The Great Park and The Farmer’s Market

Last week was the first farmer’s market held at The Orange County Great Park.  My friend, Kristin, was selling her cupcakes at the farmer’s market, so I headed over there.  We bought some fruit, ate some food from local food trucks, and came out with delicious cupcakes from Kristin.  Angry Kid had a great time and asked to go back again this week.

It was supposed to rain today, and the clouds were hovering over the horizon.  My mom was over at my house, and kept saying it was going to rain and that we should not head to the farmer’s market.  I told her that the kid needed to run around and get some of his energy out.

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Last week we came home with some great apples.  My son took one of the apples in his school snack each day of the week.  Today, he declared that apples were “sooo October” and that he did not need apples today.  We ended up getting some juicy strawberries and a cantaloupe.

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I rarely buy flowers because I am always running around and don’t want to leave them in the car for a prolonged period.  I knew that we were going home after this, so I purchased a bundle of flowers.  Seriously, $5 for a bundle of awesome flowers, was an amazing price.  Plus, I loved the Fall November colors.

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Angry Kid took a little ride on the carousel.  He’s pretty good at them. He hopped right on and buckled himself in.  Because of his age and height, I also had to ride it.  I chose to stand, and got a little dizzy.  I learned a little thing for the future; do not try and take photographs while standing on a moving carousel.

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While standing on the platform for the carousel, I photographed the Great Park Balloon.  This balloon soars up to 400 feet in the air, and can hold up to 25 to 30 passengers.  I think that this balloon is awesome to photograph, but I think I will keep my feet firmly planted on the ground.  Angry Kid kept asking questions about it, but I may have changed the subject.

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Angry Kid immediately ran for Kids Rock after his exited the carousel.  Kids Rock is a shaded area with climbing rocks, picnic tables, with a recycled rubber floor.  He got a little frustrated at first when he tried to climb the rocks.  I showed him that there were different levels on the rocks, and that he needed to find the perfect spot, according to his height.  Obviously, he managed his way to the top of this rock, announcing, “I’m taller than you mama”.

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Angry Kid told my mom that he wanted to go to the “garden” or better known as the Farm & Food Lab.  He loves seeing how everything grows.  I have a feeling that we may be planting some type of garden next year.  I just need to figure out how to keep our dogs from eating what we plant.

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Oh look food trucks! Where did these come from? Maybe, momma may have guided The Angry Kid towards the Tropical Shave Ice truck.  I have heard a ton of great things about this company, and seriously, authentic shaved ice, who can refuse that?

The Angry White mini rapper type kid really liked the shaved ice, of the rainbow variation.  I may have had my own treat.  I am officially a Farmer’s Market addict, and I will try and go every week if I can.