While vacationing in Portland, I had the chance to walk over to the farmers' market at Portland State. Living in Florida, our farmers' markets aren't very impressive since it's hard to grow a lot of things here. I was shocked at how large the Portland market was! It took me about an hour just to do a quick loop around, first to see what stood out before I went by again and started buying things. The prices were unbelievable, with bouquets of fresh cut flowers for $5 and organic fruits and vegetables cheaper than I get from the crummy chain grocery stores here. If I lived in Portland I would be doing the bulk of my grocery shopping each week at this market. I picked up some lavender-infused marionberry jam that was one of the greatest things I ever tasted.