January 7, 2013

HOPE


I've been wanting to try out Hope Farmer's Market on the East side of Austin, and over the weekend my mom and I finally headed over there for a little looksee. Now the thing about the East side is that, while it's totally cool and up and coming, some parts are not quite there yet. For example, while pulling up to Hope, we were fairly certain we witnessed a drug deal going down, and we were also approached in the parking lot by a rather questionable-looking character who wanted a dollar because "his car ran out of gas." Sure you do, mister. You want us fishing around in our purses so you can shank one of us in the liver and take off with our wallets.

I AM SO TRUSTING.

My mom made the comment, "maybe it's called Hope Farmer's Market because you HOPE you don't get mugged while you're here?"

No, but in all seriousness, it was a fabulous little market, and once inside, it was an oasis complete with a folksy band, dogs trotting happily alongside their mommies and daddies, children playing gleefully, fabulous vendors ranging from Flour Bakery to Imagine Lavender Farm (my personal favorite), and of course all of Austin's most elite organic-loving hippies. Which is basically everyone in town.

Here's a few photos (because how can you NOT take pictures at a farmer's market? I have no idea!), and do stop by Hope if you're ever in the neighborhood on a Sunday from 11 to 3 (you know, like maybe on one of your routine Sunday Brunch drug deals?)...

this came home with me

the lavender guy was cool


61 comments:

  1. You just made me feel SO much better about not getting my hair cut, not even a TRIM, for a year. Getting it cut while I was home for Christmas was like, the biggest deal! I got phone calls from my girlfriends asking me how I felt after cutting almost 8 inches off! Free is how I felt. Free and a little less gross. ;)

    And you could not cut your hair for 10 years and you'd still be a knockout! Oh, and so very glad you didn't get mugged. They'd probably steal your hair. I would.

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  2. Aw, this looks like a fun place to visit. Shame we don't really ever have anything like farmers markets here in Korea :(

    I like the picture with your long hair, it looks pretty good considering you didn't cut it in so long! Mine would be a horrid frizzy mess, well more so than it already is, haha!

    Hope you have a very happy new year!

    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

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  3. Woah, looks like this farmers market is really awesome. I haven't gotten mine cut for a year either...it looks quite interesting right now.
    xo, Maria

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  4. 1) Glad you didn't get shot or mugged. 2) Yo hairz are foine. 3) That market looks like the bomb diggity. I want that in my hood.

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  5. You are NOT gross at all! Your hair is way pretty. But do you not get it trimmed to get rid of the dead ends or anything???

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  6. Looks like so much fun! I love farmer's markets, and I agree there is no way you CAN'T take photos! I wish my hair looked as good as yours does after not cutting it in forever...

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  7. I think your hair looks lovely, Its so pretty curly.

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  8. I've been following you for a couple months now and I think this is my first time commenting. :) Love your blog and your photography. I'm scheduled for a haircut tomorrow! I've been trimming it myself occasionally for the past year. And no. Mine does NOT look like yours when I've gone a full year. You and that farmer's market look beautiful!

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    1. Hi Mary Beth, I'm super late on this reply so you might not even see it, but I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment! So nice to hear from you. :)

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  9. Gorgeous pictures Jenni! And your hair is beautiful, I don't know what you're talking about!!! Is this what it looks like "natural?"? I know you mention you straighten it usually, but I think its pretty both ways.

    I can't wait to venture out to farmers markets when I get my DSLR next month. I don't know why, but I LOVE pictures of the fresh produce and everything!

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  10. On these photos: gorgeous! On your hair: OMG. It simultaneously cracks me up and makes me jealous. My life goal is to have hair long and thick enough to wrap myself in it during the entire month of a New England January. Here's hoping.

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  11. Your hair is SO long Jenni! I never cut mine and it stays the same length! JEALOUS of yo hair genes yo! :) Miss you! And I just saw on facebook Kelly is having her baby TODAY!?!?!?!!??! AHHHHH. Must see y'all soon. <3

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  12. Farmers Markets are seriously THE BEST! And, I'm just as trusting as you - "no, sir, there is no money in my giant purse."

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  13. I didn't get my haircut for close to a year while we were living in Gabon - unfortunately, my hair is not thick like yours so it was just long and stringy :-(

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  14. Ok seriously - I think you and your hair look STUNNING in that picture. Like SO beautiful! #hairenvy

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  15. I'm glad you included that picture- I haven't cut mine in over a year either! How funny! Yours looks so cute though- I've got a lion mane rocking over here today!

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  16. girl, you're gorgeous. looove the hair!

    also, what a fantastic farmer's market.
    I need to take a trip to Austin (I have family there) to visit them and check out the city. I hear great things!

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  17. we, my friend, might be hair twins.

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  18. Holy crap--I am moving to Texas--haha. That market looks awesome. And I desperately need a haircut today. Actually kind of made a resolution to get my haircut regularly. Haha. I hate spending the money on it. :) I will say though--I do like your hair like that. Haha. Happy Monday.

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  19. I wish we had something that snazzy in my little town here in North Texas!

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  20. Beautiful hair!! My lanta, you look like a disney princess... Like Aurora with black hair. Just sayin... Haha! I Love that you don't fall for that "I ran outta gas" excuse too! I'm heartless when it comes to scary characters. No booze for you! Love the pics too.

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  21. i have a serious case of hair envy. if i didn't cut mine for a year it would look nowhere near as nice as yours does. and you look amazing in green!

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  22. #1 Your hair is awesome. #2 I am glad your livers are in tact. #3 I love these images. You are so good Jenni!

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  23. oh, wow, I could not handle not cutting my hair for a year. I think the longest I've gone without a trim is 6 months, and by that point I was already going crazy with the ickiness. you can just ask any of my friends - I complained A LOT before finally getting a haircut.

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  25. You're hair is like a thicker version of mine when it was longer (I've cut it to shoulder length) I love it!

    http://purpleowlramblings.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I want to go!!! Great post Jenny. Love your sense of humor! Really glad that you use this blog to showcase places in Austin. It's really fun for me (esp. as someone who has never been to Texas) to "follow" the blog to the different restaurants, apple orchards, etc you visit. And your photography really captures the experience! Wish other "lifestyle" bloggers did this with their respective hometowns.

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    1. Thanks so much for this sweet comment Nathalie! I agree - I love learning about other cities through lifestyle blogs. :)

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  27. holy long hair! i haven't cut my hair in forever either - but i finally have an appt this thursday! thank goodness :)

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  28. wow, your hair has gotten so long! wow.

    ahh, this looks like so fun! love all the pictures, of course.

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  29. From one crazy-haired girl to another, I think it looks great! I went a longer than I'd care to admit (over a year, maybe 1.5?) without a cut when I was living abroad. When I saw my mom over the Christmas holiday she basically tied me down and trimmed me up so that wouldn't bring her any more shame, haha. ;)

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  30. oh how FUN! and totally something my momma would say (;

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  31. Oh I hate that feeling! Just last week I was trying to pay to park....No attendant and thr machine wouldn't take my cash. I KNEW I was going to get mugged. Glad your day ended up as well as mine did!

    Your hair is far from gross! I have noticed the change and keep wondering what you're planning on doing with it. I just know I'll pop over one day and find a "surprise! I cut off all my hair!" post. Whatever you do, you have some great hair! :)

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  32. Ha! Monday is definitely easier with a "shanking" comment. Love it! And your hair...wow! So long, it would drive me nuts. It's beautiful, though.

    xo
    -W.

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  33. You have so much hair! And quite honestly, it looks great for not having it cut in a year! Mine would look horribly atrocious if I didn't cut it for a year, haha.

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  34. I absolutely love farmer's markets. We try to buy all our produce there. expensive but worth it. And I think that your hair is quite lovely

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  35. I saw the show 'My strange addiction' this past weekend for the first time. There was a girl on there who pulled out her hair and ate the hair follicles (this is a real disease, who knew?). Anyways, she did it so much that she was nearly bald.

    THAT'S DISGUSTING.

    Not cutting your hair for a year: Meh.

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  36. GORGEOUS. I think Farmer's Markets exist because God loves us. How else do you explain all those gorgeous colors and textures in one place?

    Also, I would DIE if I didn't cut my hair at least once every two months. BUT, my hair doesn't look half as good as yours. How do you keep your ends healthy??

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  37. i can't believe how long it's gotten!!! are you going to keep growing it?

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  38. Whatever! It's not like you haven't washed it in a year. :)
    You're beautiful!

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  39. I always wondered how you got your hair soooo long - and now I know! ;o)
    In all honestly though, I don't think I have cut mine in almost as long and I decided to stop highlighting in Feb last year as I fell pregnant. The trashy roots are killer but I am going to keep on growin'!

    The market looks lovely - wish they were as good in the UK.

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  40. I actually LOVE your hair! You are gorge, my dear!

    Very cute farmer's market. Great snaps :)

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  41. You missed a good band the Sunday before this! And if you didn't try the organic tamales or west african foods, you are sorely missing out.

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  42. Looks like a great market - so much fresh food and fun! Love the pics. x

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  43. I have hair that looks the exact same...my lion's mane :) You look gorgeous though! I have found that it's better not to fight the curl.

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  44. Glad you guys didn't get mugged! Seriously though,it's good that you weren't.
    But I love farmer's markets! Lucky for you guys for having warm weather to be able to go to one :)
    And gosh, not cutting your hair for a year! That's pretty cool, not gross! I'd do that if I could, but my hair grows so slow.
    Glad you and your Mom had a good day together :)

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  45. Looks like a lovely place! A friend of mine makes lavender-infused creme brule - don't ask me how, but your fresh lavender would do the trick. It's yummy! Sounds like a great day for you and your mom, thanks for sharing!

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  46. Ummm your hair is absolutely beautiful.

    I have gotten a haircut in about 6 months because it always gets "trimmed." By "trimmed" I mean six inches always "accidentally" get taken off. So, I started trimming it myself and it has been great.

    I love these photos!

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  47. really, i thought you look gorgeous with your hair, volume suits you. i like your mum's comment

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  48. I'm kind of amazed at the quality of the branding of everything there. Not your mother's farmer's market.

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  49. I think your hair is kinda amazing, roll with it girl! Awesome pics, I love a good farmer's market :)

    www.wastingtimewisely.com

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  50. I find your blog amazing and it's all worth my coming across your site. The Story of Your Life has inspired My Journey. Thank you for sharing this and keep up the good work.

    www.nnalcot.blogspot.com

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  51. "Austin's most elite organic-loving hippies." Love it. Seriously though, it is everyone.

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  52. My neice has hair just like yours, except hers is blonde- I think it is so beautiful and so easy to braid or put up in a top bun :D

    http://mylifebeingrenewed.blogspot.com/

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  53. Love these pictures! Especially the one of you, I have no idea what you're talking about, your hair is now mermaid quality...aka the best ever. And yeah, Dave and I saw a few drug deals go down ourselves while we were in Austin. Fun times. :)

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  54. you know how many girls would kill for long and voluminous hair like yours! totally jealous of the farmers market also. any excuse for fresh food, actually any excuse for food in general. :)

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  55. Your hair is GORGEOUS! FIRST thought when I saw the picture:)

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  56. That little market looks wonderful and I think your hair is AH-mazing! Love it...don't cut it!

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  57. Girl we have the same hair: think and long. Only mine is blonde. But really, I don't ever get my hair cut. It's like an extra blanket for colder times!

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  58. I love your hair in that picture!

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