On a warm and bright Sunday afternoon, about two weeks ago, my daughter and I accompanied good friends to the Hillcrest Farmer's Market in San Diego. It was a visual bonanza of colors, scents and smells. A sensory extravaganza.
Visiting your local markets benefits your health, the community, farmers and small business owners. In the esteemed words of Michael Pollan - "Farmers markets are a very important part of building an alternative food chain. You’re now eating in a different way. You’re eating less processed food. There is no high fructose corn syrup in the farmers market. There are no monoglycerides, no triglycerides. None of those additives are present in fresh, seasonal food. When you start cooking food, as opposed to buying it precooked or processed, both you and the farmer benefit, as a matter of health."
I can only share the sight and color portion of my visit, but I hope you enjoy.