Not long after I wrote that post, I got a request to please stop by the Farmer's Market for a visit.
So, I did.
I ended up having a great time, in spite of the heat wave (!!) we're experiencing right now.
It was nice to see so much locally grown produce.
Some of it came from right here in Orange County, and some of it was imported from an hour or two away. (In Southern California terms, an hour or two hour drive is not far at all.)
I came home with some very sweet, white, corn.
Produce tastes so much better when it's freshly picked.
Some of the signs at the Farmer's Market made me laugh.
Got Nuts? Roasted peanut sign.
The man selling roasted peanuts laughed at me as I took the above photo of his sign.
Walking around the Farmer's Market made me hungry. A lot of the vendors were giving out sample of their produce/food. It was a good thing too. My breakfast consisted of their "samples."
Everyone seemed more than eager to have me take photos and write about them.
I couldn't resist indulging when I saw cupcakes from my favorite OC bake shop for sale.
There's nothing wrong with having a cupcake for breakfast, is there? (Honestly, having one of their cupcakes makes a trip to the Farmer's Market worthwhile all in itself.) I'd show you a photo of a cupcake, but … ahem, some random 16 year old boy might have inhaled them the moment I got home.
Meringue Bake Shop also sells "push cakes" which are amazing.
I've got more to share with you about my morning at the Farmer's Market, but I'm going to save it for future posts.
(For example, I might have found myself 400 feet up in the air, tethered by a rope, at one point.)
I'll definitely make future trips to the market. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of products for sale.
I also really appreciated how much effort the vendors took to gain the attention of their customers.
I'm not exaggerating when I say I brought home some of the best fruit I've ever tasted.
I'm wondering why it took me so long to visit?
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