Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Farmer's Market

This last Saturday I FINALLY went to the farmer's market in Irvine with a friend and my mom... and I fell in love!

When I lived in York during college, I would wake up at 4 am, bundle up and walk to the town square to buy fresh, locally grown produce from the farmer's market... and it was my favorite thing to do. I looked forward to waking up at the butt crack of dawn every Thursday.
You really can't beat locally grown, organic, pesticide-free produce.

So... all that to say, I absolutely LOVE the Irvine farmer's market.
My mom and I went with a friend who's been going for a couple years, so she's in the know on who's good.
Everything was so beautiful! Not beautiful in the cookie-cutter, Barbie, plastic kind of way... rather, in the rustic, natural, earthy beauty. There is something so beautiful in the raw, natural look of food. I'd rather eat a lopsided, rough-looking apple than a waxy, perfectly shaped store bought apple any day.
If you haven't been to a farmer's market, (if it's available) then you need to go!
Seriously... the deliciousness of the produce will change you.
So... go!
(And always remember to ask if their produce is pesticide free, because some do use pesticides.)

I wanted to share some photos of my lovely day...
Hope you enjoy!

Brussel sprouts!! 
 the YUMMIEST apples I've ever had!
 Aesthetically beautiful

 I'm such a sucker for lovely, romantic flowers
 isn't this ginger MASSIVE?! I was thoroughly impressed.
 Purple carrots!! I think it's exciting...
 Brocoflower... broccoli and cauliflower made a baby ;)
 I don't eat/like eggs, but this was too pretty to not snap a photo of... I mean, come on, how cute is this egg with it's little freckles??!
 Mom and Laurie picking out their eggs.
 Loved all the yummy samples!

 Cutest, tiniest shallots I've ever seen.

 I don't even know what this was... but it was huge, which makes it photo worthy (obviously).

There you go :D

Have a wonderful night lovelies!

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