A Saturday morning in Danville

Another Saturday, another farmer’s market in the vibrant but somewhat sleepy suburb which we call home, Danville, 30 miles east of San Francisco. In the shadows of the old Former Railway Station Danville CA USArailway station, market holders have gathered. More sunflowers, lavender, olive oil and a wide array of luscious orchard fruit, exotic orchids, field grown flowers, which look as they have just been gathered from the meadow, ripe local corn and a splendid assortment of White corn for sale at the Danville CA Farmers Marketvegetables.

To the strumming’s Guitar Player at Danville Farmers Marketof a local guitarist, people wander happily down the aisles, trailing an assortment of baskets and packages, toddlers, buggies and brightly coloured plastic tricycles. Small children, and sometimes not so small children, are treated to freshly popped kettle corn as their parents try to avoid the temptations of the bakeries,Home baked pie for sale at Danville Farmers Market home baked pot pies and buttery pastry enfolded bri cheeses!! Friends gather on corners and happy shoppers meander away in to the small town’s Danville Farmers Market, Danville CA USAstreets to share a coffee and catch up on the week’s events.

The old station looks proudly on, the bustle of its former steam train life long since gone,Danville Railway Museum, Danville, California replaced with the different rhythms of market days and exhibitions. Now a local museum, it proudly displays constantly changing and fascinating stories of the region’s historical heritage. Elementary school children chattering excitedly, scribbling answers on worksheets which haphazardly hang off their clip boards, small groups of pensioners listening intently to the local curator and people like us, casually wandering by gathering information about the excitement Truck from the Californian Gold Rush, at the Danville Railway Museumof the Californian Gold Rush, the museum’s current exhibit.

Laden with orchids, sunflowers and Orchids at the Farmers Market, Danville heirloom tomatoes we also seek our morning coffee, avoiding the hubub surrounding one favorite spot, clearly the Saturday Cyclists outside at Peets coffee shop Danville, CA, USA meeting place for ‘The Tour de France’, or so it seems! Grubby faced, somewhat weary cyclists of all ages, awkward in their too tight pants and bike shoes, clip clop their way across the courtyard to rest over steaming coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, non-fat this and low-fat that! We sit outside ‘La Boulange’…..French in name and sort of French in style. French Macaroons at 'La Boulange' restaurantResisting all the pastries and baked delights we smile at each other thinking of different coffee shops far away but agree this isn’t such a bad place to be after all!!!

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3 thoughts on “A Saturday morning in Danville

  1. Hi Caroline Your description sounds like my home town of 46 yrs.I love it here in Danville. Will not see you in church as I broke my leg. Come see me before you leave town again. Have so enjoyed your blogs. Hugs Ann Carter

  2. Pingback: The 405 San Diego Freeway ~ where our Californian love affair began | shuttersandsunflowers

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