Monday, October 05, 2009

Wood carvers among the veggies

At Saturday's Farmer's Market, their stands sat cheek by jowl, two wood carvers. One dealt in crosses, the other in kitchens. Or at least kitchen implements.

Apparently there is a market in crosses, supported by collectors; I've seen several walls displaying a number of crosses from different sects and periods of history. Especially handsome: the tall staff topped by the small cross.

Chatted with the other carver who allows that he's always worked in wood. His kitchen tools are all made from local wood -- Arizona walnut, oak, juniper. Pretty enough that one would hate to get one of those scrapers above dirty.

He also makes classic wooden spoons, solid cutting boards, even handsome pizza peels. And he's set for the season when it coms to tomatoes; he was arranging a trade with another exhibitor when I showed up, tomatoes for $35 cutting board. That's sure a good supply -- I'm reminded of my boss back in Chicago who grew her own tomatoes. Her bloody mary's were the best I've ever tasted.


Anonymous said...

Love wood crosses and kitchen tools. If we had been there, we would have made the day worth the wood crafter's time. :-)

~Anon in AV.

Jarart said...

We love the farmers market!! And you never know what you will find there.

Kathleen said...

Lovely crosses and I really like the kitchen tools. You never know what you will find at the farmer's market!

Granny J said...

anon av -- I was tempted but then I really do have enuf Stuff!

jarart -- Isn't that the truth. F'rinstance, multi-colored alpaca yarn?

frame -- that's what makes it fun. I'll be posting some veggies one of these days.

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