Every Thursday night you can catch my boyfriend and I at our local farmer's market in Redlands, CA. Back in the day Redlands and its surrounding communities used to be bustling with citrus groves, so much that you could smell it from the freeway. These days it's still loaded with fresh produce and we definitely take advantage of it. We buy most of our produce from these local suppliers because of their freshness and prices. I got so tired of going to the grocery store and buying green bananas that I couldn't even eat for another 3 days. The avocados are priced fairly and are ready to go for your guacamole, which we eat a lot. I also looove the hot house tomatoes. Perfect for fresh tomato basil soup which is inexpensive and easy to make or bruschetta. Don't get me started. I've been craving tomatoes so bad lately.
Have you ever seen such a pretty sight? Maybe some of these veggies you've only seen on an episode of Chopped. What to do with those raw beets and carrots? Shred them and make a salad marinated in fresh orange juice and ginger.
It got cold so we bought a hot cocoa. I also love all the food vendors there. Between my boyfriend and I we got: a Navajo taco, a chili cheese dog, crepes, cocoa, pizza, and donuts. Of course he ate most of it, he's pregnant.
Buy your mum some mums? only 5 dollars for fresh flowers!
I asked him to buy me some but he said why, so you can put them in another room and leave them there? True, I'm very allergic to fresh flowers in my home.
Downtown Redlands has tons of beautiful brick buildings. I decided to stand next to this one and pose as a robot to lessen its grace.
And if I still haven't convinced you with all the delicious treats, can you at least check it out to find out if you are going to heaven or hell?
Happy Earth Day everyone! What's your favorite produce? How do you eat it?