One of the tomato offerings from Valdivia Farms in nearby Carlsbad, CA. Packages of mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes were also available.
A colorful bouquet of rosy red radishes from Suzie's Farm, located in Imperial Beach, just north of the San Diego/Tijuana border.
Another freshly-picked bunch of radishes from Suzie's Farm, which was featuring various root vegetables. These giant black ones were the same size as the red, chioggia and cylindria beets for sale.
Bacon AND Avocado, at the same time?
Freshly-picked bacon avocados from R&L Farms in Kingburg, CA (just outside of Fresno). This versatile avocado is great in guacamole or salads. Named after the farmer who developed it, not the much-loved cut of pork.
Fit to Dip
Fresh baked biscotti from Bread and Cie, a much-loved bakery/cafe in Hillcrest just down the street from the farmers' market.
Just some of the many types of citrus fruit available from R&L Farms, which also included tangerines, blood and navel oranges: sweet lime, Bearss lime, Meyer lemon, and Eureka lemons.
Snack on This
Bulk fresh and natural almonds and walnuts from Terra Bella Ranch. Bags of red walnuts were also available.
Handful of Sunshine:
Giant oro blanco grapefruits (a cross between a Duncan white grapefruit and a pummelo). These giant orbs are impressive size-wise, but the fruit itself is fairly mild.
Cheese for Days
A handful of the 17 organic cheddar and jack cheeses from Spring Hill Organic cheese and butter from Sonoma County. A tasting tray was set up so shoppers could try before they buy. The full list of products for sale also included European style butter, goat cheeses, and cheese curds.
The Ultimate Fruit Snack
Dried apricots from Smit Orchards in Linden (Northern California).
Fresh herbs were in abundance from Whole Earth Acre in Vista. The grower offered dozens of options of ready-to-plant herbs—more than I've ever seen in any single location.
Pick Some Peppers
Habanero chili peppers from Sage Mountain Farm</a, an organic farm in Aguanga, CA, about 20 miles east of Temecula.