Had been to this Farmer’s market in San Jose on 24th June. Most of the Farmers’ markets are held on weekends but this one is held every Wednesday evening.
One good thing about these markets is that you are assured of getting some good fresh food, and you also get to taste the product before buying them.
Blenheim Apricots are grown mostly by small, local farmers, have a more complex flavour than other apricots. They have a tangy, thick flesh, yet their acid content is balanced beautifully by a high sugar content that rounds out the tartness. They have a pretty apricot colour with a rosy blush outside, but their flesh is richer and darker orange. It is perfect for preserves as well as for drying, in addition to being a treat to eat out of hand.
I noticed that the vegetables too looked fresh and a little bigger than what you get in India.
As the board says, no water, no sugar, straight from the farm.
We picked up some Strawberries and Blackberries
There was a pretty long line for the “shave ice” Reminded me of the baraf ki gola that we used to have during our school days.
A group of children from a learning centre. Good idea with the T-shirt. If a child is lost you know whom to call.
There was an ice cream counter too. Got some cones from them and found that their scoops were generous.
At the end of the line there was this grilled chicken truck which was served with chunks of roast potatoes. Good to have them hot.
Compare this with a 1934 picture of a market in LA where some musicians kept everyone entertained.
Talking of music, there was this lady who kept everyone happy with her guitar. I liked the way she plucked the guitar (you can see it in the video) While filming her I realised that she was actually blind.