It’s that time of year again…farmer’s market season. Okay, that first sentence was for the benefit of all those who live in a geographical location that includes 4 seasons; ’cause way out west here in California…well, it’s always farmer’s market season. Yes, we should not announce this so boldly and rub it in, and we should not take it for granted either…but, admittedly, sometimes we do. And sometimes, I hear myself complain that running out to the farmer’s market is too early an activity for my Saturday (although I haven’t had this complaint since the arrival of Cleo – the earliest rising dog is the entire world).
We actually have multiple farmer’s markets to choose from during the week. Our favorite and the largest is near Pasadena High School and is every Saturday morning. But, say you were free on a Tuesday morning between the hours of 9 am to 1 pm – you could stop by the Villa Farmer’s Market. Or you find yourself leaving work at a reasonable hour on Thursday, you could drop by the South Pasadena farmer’s market, which is conveniently located next to Nicole’s Gourmet Foods (a previous place of employment of mine). A glass of wine, croque monsieur AND all your fresh market finds…all in one place…? Who could ask for more. Really, who could ask for more?
Where is your closest farmer’s market? How often do you go? What is your favorite item?