Palmer Alaska—The Friday Fling

I stopped in at Palmer’s Friday Fling today.  It was a gorgeous day, about 70 degrees with a bright sun.  Almost too hot for this old Alaskan. 

Every Friday during the summer Palmer has a mini fair. Booths are selling everything from fur slippers to funnel cakes to organic bread.  The organic booth was actually doing the most business when I was there.  I was hoping to see some early produce but I guess that was unrealistic…it’s only the middle of June and most crops were just planted two weeks ago.

But I took some photos:

It was right across from the Palmer Visitors Center and gardens.The gardens were actually coming into bloom. They really looked inviting under the summer sun, but I had to run to an appointment at this cabin on the side of Mount Baldy, all the way on the other side of the valley.

My daughter Teressa has some photos that show off the Palmer area as an agricultural center of Alaska, she is a better photographer than I.  Here are more of her photos.