Ten years ago I spent a few weeks with a friend's family in Slovenia. Every day the town square was transformed into a farmer's market, and every day the residents of Ljubljana would come to pick up their fresh food for the day. The vendors seemed to know all the shoppers and what they liked. I found this to be indescribably charming and right.
De Laurenti's is the closest I've ever felt to that kind of charm here in Seattle. Yes, there are farmer's markets around town and there's even the Pike's right next door, but there's something about the quality and spirit of De Laurenti's that feels special.