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African-dar

March 9th

Abdullah shows his baskets for sale

Abdullah shows his baskets for sale

Abdullah shows his baskets for sale

My father jokes that if there is an African in the room, I can find and befriend him in no time flat. It seems whereever I go, I can find a friendly African face. This weekend, for example, I met Abdullah at the Scottsdale Farmer’s Market. If you are guessing that he was the only African in sight — you’d be right. The market is a hubub of pricey (while lovely) organic eats, crafts, cupcakes and Sweet Republic ice cream.

Ghanian baskets for sale at the Scottsdale Farmer's Market

Abdullah imports these baskets from his friends in Ghana and sells them for $30. I’m thinking they’d make pretty stellar Easter baskets. I’ve got to get back there to buy a few before the holiday arrives. It would be sweet to fill one of these with baked goods for my grandparents or books for a sick friend. I’m on a basket kick of late. I’d love a couple of these to use for shopping at the market too!

Ghanian baskets for sale at the Scottsdale Farmer's Market

Ghanian baskets for sale at the Scottsdale Farmer's Market

Or, you know, to carry Toto on my bike.

~K

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