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Flowers are inexpensive and abundant at the Market. I shot this through the window of a coffee shop. The young woman was waiting outside at the corner, her colorful purchase of sunflowers and gladiolas in arm. I often times will take the bus to the market to get a bouquet and something fresh for dinner. The flower and veggie farmers are small time operators who may only sell what they themselves grow. Many were hit hard by the flooding in their growing areas last fall. If we keep purchasing their products, they can more quickly get back on more solid financial ground. Farmers at all the neighborhood farmers' markets also need our patronage to rebound from what has been a rough year. They are our direct link to fresh, healthy food supplies. If they go under, we all lose, big time.