Slideshow: 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.
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.
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.
Crunch Time
Crunch Time
Honey roasted almonds (with vanilla) from Smit Orchards in Linden, CA.