I always like to see what other folks are getting at their markets. It's fun to see what people pick out, to see the seasonality of what they bring home, and also the regionality of it all.
Here in Northern California, this is a glorious time of year for the markets - we've still got asparagus and cherries, but we've also got corn and tomatoes and peaches and zucchini... I think of it as the time when you can pick out pretty much any recipe you want, and find all the produce at the market. So, here's what I got at yesterday's Saturday market:
Button Mushrooms, Basil, Fresh OJ, Spring Onions & Garlic
Potatoes, Italian Arugula, Scallions, Red Bell Pepper
Cherries, 3 varieties of White & Yellow Nectarines
Cherry Tomatoes, Early Girl Tomatoes, Bi-color Corn.
All organic, except for the cherry tomatoes... pretty cool, huh!? I was especially happy to see corn for the 1st time last weekend, and red bell peppers for the first time yesterday. So exciting!
Also, yesterday we ate the first apricot from our tree for this year! Isn't it just beautiful? I love that giant size, and the lovely ruby blush. The flavor was perfect, and I found 4 more on the ground this morning... Here begins the Season of YUM!