Saturday, July 30, 2011


Bicycling to downtown Menlo Park's Farmers Market is my Sunday morning ritual. There are quite a few other farmers markets around this area -- Palo Alto has a good one on Saturday. But I like the Menlo Park market, because they don't sell other products such as baked goods, etc., only vegetables, fruits and flowers. You have to smell vegetables and fruits -- very important for judging freshness and quality. And it's so enjoyable! There are plenty of nice looking vegetables and fruits on display at the nearby fancy supermarket, but they just do not smell fresh. Farmers markets' products are not only local and seasonal, but they are usually ripe, ready to eat and keep fresh longer. 

French-style carrots

Super-fresh shallots

Early Girl Tomatoes

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