Menlo Park Farmers Market

Jitze Couperus describes himself as “the market volunteer ‘face behind the curtain’ who looks after the Menlo Park Farmers Market’s Facebook presence… my wife was one of the group of ladies who got the market going around 28 years ago, and we’ve both been involved with it to some extent ever since.

Lately he’s been taking photos of masked market goers and here’s a selection, focusing on men who just might be fathers! Love the expression in all of their eyes.

Photos by Jitze Couperus (c)2020

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San Mateo County health officer issues statement on virus spread, schools and the county’s variance application

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Shoppers obey new rules set in place this Sunday at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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Vendors at this morning’s Menlo Park Farmers Market get creative

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Spotted: Signs-of-the-time #1: “stagger yourselves”

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Downtown Menlo Park a bit of a ghost town this Sunday morning as coronavirus numbers continue upwards

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Lesson about persimmons thanks to Logan at Camper

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Spotted: Humongous artichokes at Menlo Park Farmers Market

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