Friday, June 16, 2017

Veggies And Fruit And Eggs And...

One thing - among many others - Kaefer enjoyed in Davis was the farmers market. Two weeks ago, only shortly before her Freshman year was over, she asked us whether we'd like to come and go to the farmers market with her.

Of course our answer was yes! I love farmers markets, and the one in Davis is a gem. At the beginning of June it already had so much to offer since it is right in the Sacramento Valley which is part of the Central Valley. One of the regions that feed the nation.

There was fruit in abundance - and those peaches, though small, were incredibly sweet and juicy, exactly the way I like it.

Lots and lots of veggies from radishes to onions and beets and even mushrooms, and everything looked so very delicious.

I loved the scale that some of the vendors used - classic!

Herbs either freshly cut or in a pot to plant in your kitchen garden.

I loved this creative marker - great idea. Perhaps I will look for some old forks on my next visit to a thrift store.

Since this is California, there were avocados and raw almonds.

Did I mention eggs?

We were happy to find and eat real German Brezeln, and we could even taste some coffee.

And if you don't like coffee but rather a glass of wine - well, you could taste that as well, and it even was free!

What is a farmers market without lavender?

And when you were done you could sit and listen to the music.


Elephant's Child said...

Yum, yum, and yum.
What a wonderful place.
I also love farmer's markets.
And, on this side of the world I am currently making a HUGE vegetable soup throwing in my own herbs, and wishing I could top it up with some of that produce...

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful treat. It looks like a fantastic farmer's market. They have one down here at Cal-Poly Pomona, I have never been so I don't know if it is a nice as the one in Davis. It is so lovely to see food so fresh, healthy and well grown. the wine sign, I might put that on my kitchen blackboard. (-:

Jeanie said...

I love farm markets so much! And your photos are unbelievably fabulous -- I feel like I'm right there (only I can't squeeze the fruit!). What a great spot to spend a June afternoon!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a wonderful farmer's market. I especially liked the cherries, as they are my favorite fruit! How nice they have other goodies too, like pretzels and coffee. There's nothing like fresh fruit and veggies. And I can smell the lavender from here. : )


Sue (this n that) said...

Oh yes, such a great place indeed. My mouth watered at the sight of those strawberries too - all of them perfect, I could just imagine the scent of them.
All your photos are beautiful Carola.
How lovely you were able to have your favourites too - tastings are fun at these type of markets aren't they.
A lovely day made even more memorable in the company of your dear ones.
Cheers now :D)

Anonymous said...

I do miss those California farmers markets. The farmers market here sells mostly "stuff" until at least midsummer - craft items like jewelry or knitting, or baked goods. When the produce finally shows up I can't afford it anyway. As for fruit, we do have awesome wild blueberries, and nice apples in the fall. Aside from that....well, let's just say I'm envious! I haven't had a decent peach since I left SoCal!

Sarah Huizenga said...

That is one thing I wish we had at our Farmers Market - avocado.

Magic Love Crow said...

What a great Farmer's Market!! WOW!!!