Fresh from the farmers market
This shameless plug for shopping at farmers markets is from Lyra, aka the Sustainable Wonkette....
I hope you're all green with envy, because I just walked out of a meeting at UC Davis today and bought a pound of gorgeous, juicy orange-pink apricots. Fresh apricots remind me of summers at our farm in Yuba City and my little sister's pink freckled shoulders. The ones I ate today were delicious and were sold by a farmer who brought his fruit from San Joaquin County to UCD's East Quad Farmers Market. The market runs every Wednesday through June 6, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
I also bought cherries from a one of my favorite farmers—Steve from Mt. Moriah Farm. I bought a whole bagful of goodies from the UC Davis Student Experimental Farm market garden—beautiful red and white spring onions, zucchini and tomatoes. The tomatoes were from the greenhouse. They were also selling potatoes, broccoli, kohlrabi and spinach, as were other growers. I also bought five little bags of fresh peas, already shelled! Farmer Sam Cabral was selling olive oil, and cut flowers were everywhere. My neighbor, who owns a nursery in the Capay Valley, was selling plants for the summer garden: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, and many herbs.
The market is part of the Davis Farmers Market pilot project to expand sales of local produce, promote the use of fresh produce on campus and in area K-12 schools and teach consumers about nutrition and healthy eating. Most of the farmers move their produce to the Davis Farmers Market later in the afternoon. (From April to October the Davis Farmers Market hours are 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)