The Birmingham Farmers Market, which continues its 11th season Sunday, draws fun and interesting characters to town every year. Among them are Ron and Deb Stallings of Gourdology, who attract sophisticated art enthusiasts and curious passersby alike with hundreds of unique dried, hollowed gourds, varnished and painted with several designs.
"It's just a lot of fun," said Ron, of Imlay City. The former woodworker said he and his wife converted to gourds full-time because they're lighter than wood and come in unique shapes that force them to be creative.Visit Stallings and others each week at the Farmers Market, which runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday at municipal Parking Lot 6, north of Harmon on the east side of North Old Woodward Avenue, across from Booth Park. For more information, visit birminghamfarmersmarket.org.
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