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Scenes from Findlay Market

October 12, 2010

This past Saturday, Jeff and I went down to Findlay Market, one of my favorite places in Cincinnati. I used to go almost weekly for fresh meat, cheese, and produce, but busy summer weekends have kept me away and I’ve fallen out of the habit.

Findlay Market, located just north of downtown in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, is one of Cincinnati’s finest and oldest institutions. Founded in 1852, it is the oldest continuously running public market in the state. It’s also home to a thriving weekend farmer’s market from April-November. I love the diversity of people, food, craft, and culture that all come together in this one place.

If you come visit us on a beautiful weekend, chances are high that we’ll take you down to Findlay.

Farmer’s market shed:

Best. Waffles. Ever. The crepes are pretty good too:

First day for seasonal pumpkin waffles – absolutely amazing:

Jeff’s delicious gyro from Areti’s Gyros – there’s a good reason the line is always long:

Heavenly gelato and sorbetto:

Mmmm… pumpkin and dutch chocolate gelato:

Floor tile mosaic in the middle of the market house:

Cheese, glorious cheese!

Gibb’s is my favorite place for cheese in the city:

Can’t forget about local farm-fresh eggs and butter:

13 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2010 9:10 am

    Hey, I need a few of those pie pumpkins! They only sell the Halloween pumpkins in the grocery store. I’ve got to track down two pie pumpkins soon.

    • October 12, 2010 12:50 pm

      Really? That’s strange. Are you making a pie or something else?

  2. Rae permalink
    October 12, 2010 9:35 am

    If there was any doubt about me and Josh coming for a visit, these pictures just sealed the deal. You must take us there.

  3. Neil permalink
    October 12, 2010 10:12 am

    Nice pictures and looks like a lot of fun!
    So many of your pictures are so brilliant. Have any secrets or maybe just a nice camera?

    • October 12, 2010 1:08 pm

      Thanks, Neil! You are too kind. I’m still learning, but the basic tips I’ve learned are about lighting and composition. If at all possible, don’t use the flash. Natural light is best. A nice camera helps you work with less than ideal lighting conditions. The biggest rule of composition is the rule of thirds.

      Also, I try to think about what I’m trying to say or capture with each photo and take several shots of the same thing from different angles/perspectives. Though I find lots of times the first photo is still my favorite! Oh, and a little bit of editing helps — even just to boost color or reduce shadows. Hope it helps. :)

  4. October 12, 2010 11:29 am

    awesome!! so beautiful…and mouth-watering!! :)

  5. October 12, 2010 1:49 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I love visiting your site.

  6. October 13, 2010 10:35 am

    this is fabulous. when next i return….

    • October 13, 2010 11:08 am

      Oooh, Crystal, I would love to see the results of you and a camera at Findlay. I know it would be stunning!

  7. Karen Stevenson permalink
    October 15, 2010 7:33 pm

    Have you tried Sea Salt Caramel? Apparently that is a big flavor at one of San Fran’s ice cream shops…that I have yet to try – though I will make a point to try in the next few weeks! The weather is still great here – it doesn’t feel like fall. I really like your posting of pictures from the farmer’s market – love the story you tell and I have a sense of what it would have been like to be there with you!

    • October 17, 2010 7:33 pm

      No, I have not tried the Sea Salt Caramel, though it sounds delicious. Actually this shop rotates flavors weekly so I’m not sure I’ve even been down there before when they’ve had it. If you try it sometime, let me know what you think!

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