I appreciated the abundant and colorful fresh produce that was available during our West Coast travel. On Day 3 of the October trip, husband Walter and I happened upon a farmer’s market.
One block of downtown Eureka was filled with live music, vendors offering hand woven fabrics, preserves, cheeses, freshly picked veggies and colorful fruit. We joined shoppers with a taste for food, fresh, locally produced and organic. Enjoying the energy and good will of this homegrown event was to us great touristing.
Music to shop by
Appealing greens . . . and purples
Dean of Earth N Hands Farm answered my “What is that?” questions about produce I had never seen before. He was patient and even offered me my first taste of Mexican sour gherkins and ground cherries.
The one- and two-inch cucumbers looked like mini-watermelons. They even had a hint of the flavor I sometimes taste when I take a bite of cold watermelon close to the rind. And was it possible I also detected a little lime flavor? It was an unusual combination of tiny explosions of flavor and crunchy texture.
Mexican sour gherkins
When Dean released a ground cherry from its parchment-like jacket for me to sample, I discovered another new taste I liked.
What we bought, though, was a carton of delicious raspberries.