Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Trip To The Farmer's Market

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:
Red lettuce
2 things of cilantro
Red Onion
2 English Cucumbers
3 Meyer Lemons (the ones on my tree are still green!)
3 Tomatoes
2 bunches of Scallions
2 bunches of Asparagus
3 Yellow Onions
1 Garlic
1 Avocado
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!


  1. Nice farmer's market haul you got there!!! Yum!

  2. Wow! Now I have to get to the farmer's market.

  3. That's one beautiful bounty! I adore the Farmers Market, I went today. I keep seeing Snap Peas, maybe I should try them.

  4. You're so lucky to be closet to so much local, organic produce! I'm jealous!

  5. Oooh, I love everything you got! I hope to see Meyer lemons here soon (even though they won't be local).

  6. So you're gonna eat a lot of strawberries this week, aren't you? :-)

  7. Anonymous12:50 PM

    you have your own lemon tree?!!!! i am very jealous!

  8. Anonymous1:26 PM

    Nice haul! I have yet to find a farmer's market near campus, but I guess I need to do some serious research now!

  9. Wow, look at all that beautiful produce!

    Looks like you'll be eating well-- lucky!

  10. So lucky... what beautiful produce!

  11. Cool shoes! And the food looks delicious :)

  12. This reminds me that I need to get my butt to the farmer's market in downtown Boise or one of the others around town. I love the farmer's market. I have been looking into the CSAs around Boise too. I love spring!

  13. thanks for posting this! Its been a little overwhelming to just look at wonderful recipes and then try to learn menu planning (and not around meat anymore) and then to come home with a bunch of food and think.. what am I doing!! To see all your fresh produce and such great variety is so helpful. Hope this makes sense..


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