Aug. 6, 2009
Woodbury Farm. Mkt.
Two outdoor farmers' markets in a span of two weeks ... two sketchy weather forecasts that turned out OK.
On the heels of the Rodney Square Farmers' Market in late July, this Thursday afternoon in Woodbury saw rain in the morning and predicted chance of more rain through the evening. But, nothing fell from 3 p.m. until nightfall, and the clouds kept the temperatures in the 70s. Patrons seemed to appreciate the suddenly ideal conditions -- not too hot, not really humid, and still precipitation-free -- and trickled in and out of the market grounds until closing time at 6 p.m.
The market takes place in the parking lot of the old Cooper Station, and the freight train tracks still run past the historic building. Sure enough, a long line of freight cars rumbled through for about five minutes during Dom's first set. Seeing and hearing the freight engine approaching from the south, Dom deviated from the planned playlist and broke into "Boxcar Daydream" while the train provided a percussion part. In the second set, Dom played another train song, "Stowing Away on a Train," but without the backdrop of an actual locomotive.
As with the previous month's outdoor farmers' market, Dom played all originals.
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