Photo of Musician at Port Townsend Farmer’s Market

Photo of African Harp, the Kora
Not your everyday instrument

This is a Kora, a type of harp of West African origin. The musician played it during the Port Townsend Saturday Farmer’s Market. It sounds like nothing I’ve ever heard, but I kept coming back for more.

This is the 20th year for the Market. That’s hard to believe. K was on the original steering committee that started the market.

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Photo of Port Townsend Bag Ladies

photo of women collecting petitions
Against plastic bags

These two women are dressed up in outfits made up of 500 plastic bags, the kind that grocery stores use. That’s 500 each. It must have been hot. Apparently, 500 is the number of plastic bags we each use up in a year.

They were out collecting petition signatures to ban the use of disposable plastic bags, probably paper bags too. I didn’t ask. They circulated around the Port Townsend Farmer’s Market last Saturday.

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