First Farmers Market Of The Season

This year the weather was really pleasant, although there were threatening storm clouds. The farmers market is a few blocks from where I live and it’s been convenient for me to go the during the last five years I’ve lived in this city.

I got there a few hours after it began and as usual, most of the produce was gone. I did get some scallions, which I use a lot of. Also some gluten-free blueberry muffins. They were delicious. Unfortunately, the good packaging the four of them were in is wasteful but there are food safety laws.

There were lots of people there–it has become a place to see and be seen and groups of people stand right in the street aisles and talk. Today I didn’t feel grumpy about the human obstacles.

There are signs up all over by order of the health department for everyone to leave their dogs at home but there are always, always dogs there. They are well-socialized and adorable.

There were the usual overheard remarks from ex-Californians about how the markets in their former state are real farmers markets.

There was a boy who has been working at one of the produce stands I’ve purchased from the last five years. He seems to have grown a foot taller over the winter and has interesting facial hair now. He can’t be considered a boy any more and looks like a hottie—if I may say so.

The political activists were out working for a recall in the area of education. That is quite a passionate subject here.

Something new—there is a veggie valet booth where folks can have their heavy items held for awhile as they continue to shop. Parking is tricky here and I’m glad I live close by.

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2 Comments

  1. April 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks for the reminder to look for local farmers markets here! Believe it or not I find it a daily struggle to buy and eat healthfully and fail more often than I’d like to admit.

  2. April 16, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    It takes time and effort to eat mostly fresh produce instead of processed food. The veggies have to be washed carefully and consumed in a timely manner–a lot more involved than opening a can or picking up take-out. Learning to use herbs and spices helps me.

    I’ve also found that the healthy food begins to taste better, the more I eat them—it seems to me that there are chemicals in unhealthy food that mess up taste buds and cause cravings for more.

    You are probably very healthy and are doing your best.


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