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Saturday Farmer’s Market

12 May

We’ve been here in Sunnyvale, CA for a week now and I haven’t done any posts about our new life.  I feel like I should rectify this.  I decided to do some posts of my favorite finds. Today’s find happens ever Saturday year round only 1 1/2 blocks from my apartment: Sunnyvale Farmer’s Market!

Back in Indiana, I got very excited when little farmer’s markets started up around town.  But those were nothing compared to our local one.  This thing is huge with probably 30+ booths selling everything you need to make a meal.  They even had a booth of fresh fish!  I’ll have to check that one out more closely next weekend.  There was so much offered, I got a bit lost.  I didn’t come with a grocery list (big mistake!) and ended up walking up and down the market a few times before collecting myself.

All the vendors are efficient yet friendly.  The people are there for a purpose, to shop.  I love the atmosphere and goods.  They even had two different musical performers and a guy making balloon animals for the kids.  At the end of the row there were at least six different vendors selling hot food (and cold such as sushi).  I didn’t get anything from them, but next time definitely…

The Haul:

  • Giant stalk of celery for $2
  • Small onions $1 per lb
  • Giant bunch of lettuce for $1.50
  • Broccoli bunches for $1 per lb
  • Nectarines for $2 per lb
  • Cherries for $8 per lb
  • Blueberries for $4
  • Avocados 4 for $5
  • Loaf of whole wheat bread for $3.50
  • Strawberry balsamic vinegar for $11
  • Fresh (like just popped) kettle corn for $3
  • Quiche Lorraine for $4
  • Chocolate croissant for $2.50
And did I mention everything is grown/made within 10 miles!  Talk about eating local!

The Quiche and croissant looked so good I just had to eat them for lunch.  And they were delicious!  This post is guaranteed to make J jealous that he had to go into the office for an interview today instead of going with me.  Now I’m off to enjoy the fruits of my visit and think about a grocery list for next time.

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