Santa Cruz is a pretty rad place to live if you like farmer's markets. We have two wonderful year-round markets: Wednesday and Saturday. Then, by April, we have a few more, another Saturday market, Friday afternoon, and Sunday morning. I think there's another one off in another part of the county that I rarely travel to. All these markets are spread around the county... but the farthest one would only be a 20 minute drive. So on days that I'm desperate for some fresh local produce, I don't usually have to wait long. Best of all, one of the biggest year round markets (Saturday morning) is about a 5-minute drive from my house. Yeah!
Here's what I picked up this weekend:
2 things of cilantro
2 English Cucumbers
3 Meyer Lemons (the ones on my tree are still green!)
2 bunches of Scallions
2 bunches of Asparagus
3 Yellow Onions
1 fresh Basil
Sugar Snap Peas (YUM! my new favorite snack)
1 bag of Sunflower Sprouts
...oh, and - of course - a half flat of strawberries!
It's all organic except for the basil and the asparagus (but I know for sure that the asparagus is pesticide free)... Not bad!