Gallery: Market Scene: Little Italy Mercato, San Diego

Blood Oranges
Blood Oranges

One of many citrus fruits available from Polito Family Farms in Valley Center. These beauties, like all fruit from the farm, are grown without pesticides.

Pantry Staples
Pantry Staples

Preserves from Happy Pantry: pickled beets, pickled mushrooms, and bread & butter pickles.

Clementines
Clementines

Another tasty way to get your daily dose of vitamin C from Polito Family Farms.

Farm Fresh Eggs
Farm Fresh Eggs

Pastured farm eggs from Descano Valley Ranch that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Beauty Shot
Beauty Shot

A cracked egg from Descano Valley Ranch -- notice the deep orange hue.

Oil & Vinegar
Oil & Vinegar

Gourmet olive oil from Bistro Blends. Flavors available: Ascolano Extra Virgin, Blood Orange, Lemon, and White Truffle. Top-notch balsamic vinegar was also available (Riesling Late Harvest, 18-year-old Traditional, Pomegranate, and Wild Cherry).

Dress-up Time
Dress-up Time

Edible flowers, micro basil, and popcorn shoots from Sungrown Organics.

Sip Some Sunshine
Sip Some Sunshine

Fresh-squeezed organic orange juice from Paradise Valley in three sizes.

Dark Side of the Moon
Dark Side of the Moon

Dark chocolate bars from Eclipse Chocolat. A dozen different flavors were available, including Mango Masala (milk chocolate), Salty Dulche de Leche (white chocolate), and Sweet Basil-Mint (dark chocolate).

Finger Lickin' Chicken
Finger Lickin' Chicken

Hot and fresh rotisserie chicken from Dos Roti. Available as a full, half, or quarter chicken with roasted potatoes.

Winter Harvest
Winter Harvest

Cauliflower from Suncoast Farms.

Berry Tasty
Berry Tasty

Juicy raspberries and blueberries from Pudwill Berry Farms. They also had yellow raspberries but sold out by the time I swung by to snap a photo. Lesson learned!

Crunch Time
Crunch Time

Honey roasted almonds (with vanilla) from Smit Orchards in Linden, CA.

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