This is a Farmer's Market.
This is the blending of sights, and smells and flavors.
This is a gift.
This is The Little Italy Farmer's Market. I have traveled all over the city sampling the area Farmer's Markets, and none can hold a candle to this one. This is the type of Farmer's Market that you plan your day around. The one your child begs to attend. The one that feels like you've been on a date and not just food shopping.
And to prove it, I took a lot of pictures.
At the beginning of the market is the big, orange, coffee truck. It is not to be missed. The coffee is delicious.
And it is made with love. Really. I am a fan of Starbucks, but they cannot hold a candle to this.
Gorgeous stripey beets...
Cherimoyas. Wait, what exactly is a Cherimoya. Well, the man selling them said they were a tropical fruit. In flavor they resemble a banana crossed with a pineapple, but you eat them with a spoon. We bought 2.
And this one, which I think came from Alice in Wonderland, simply labeled, "Smell Me.". Who wouldn't succomb to such a basic plea.
And it is dog friendly. In fact, there might be as many dogs as people.
And speaking of produce let's get back to it.
Agretti. What is it? Well I've been told it is a staple of Mediterranean cuisine. It is a green, not an herb, often served in pasta and delicious with lemon. Yes, we bought a bunch.
Oh! Le Creperie. Even if you aren't in the mood for crepes, stop and watch him work. He is an artisan. One man, two skillets, and a line down the block. Worth the wait.
here and here. I bought some today too. We will be serving it with Ranier Cherries tomorrow.
Fire up the grill.
And if all of that isn't enough to tempt you into visiting...
This is the days haul.