Flowers in California

Flowers in California

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Farmer's Market

I went to a farmer's market this week and had a great time.  I didn't buy much.  I controlled what I bought because I tend to overbuy at such places.  It was tempting to once again come home with way too much produce.  Thinking about it later, I realized that it's not the produce itself that's so exciting.  At this time of year in a climate like this, it's not exactly locally grown.  It's really not that much different from the stuff at the grocery store.  What I want to bring home is the experience of going to the farmer's market.  That's nice.  But a lettuce bought at a grocery store and a lettuce bought at a farmer's market don't look a lot different when they've been forgotten at the back of the fridge for a week or two.  And by then, the experience of the farmer's market is only a memory.  And an ugly lettuce is a reality that needs to be faced.


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