Thursday, May 03, 2007

Fresh Fruit

I finally located the tiny Santa Ana Farmer's Market yesterday. It's only open for a couple hours once a week and it had a grand total of five stalls. It's a start though, right?! I've been unhappy with our produce lately. We usually go to Trader Joe's but all their stuff is pre-packaged and Chris and I simply can't consume a whole sack of potatoes before they go bad or we get really sick of them. What if I only want one tomato instead of six? I've noticed lately that they've had a couple bins of apples that you can pick through. I like the "selecting" part of getting produce. So, I wasn't happy with Trader Joes and we don't have very many other produce-friendly shops in our immediate vicinity. I don't know how we've lived in Santa Ana for two years and I never thought of the Farmer's Market. BTW, the picture above it not from the SA market, I stole is off the internet somewhere.
Santa Ana is actually a really great place to buy fresh stuff, especially Mexican food. It's a big deal around Christmas and Thanksgiving for people to visit a local store and select a live turkey or duck. You pick, they (kill and) pluck it, and off you go.

I've been trying to convince Chris that we needed a couple of chickens for fresh eggs but I haven't gotten very far, despite my (usually) persuasive arguments. One of my co-workers has a couple in his backyard and I think it's a lovely idea. But I doubt that's going to happen. Plus, Bails would probably take one look at a hen and spend the day chasing it all over the yard. Doggie heaven.

On a completely different note: Congratulations to J & F for their lovely news.


  1. Farmers Markets are great for fresh fruits and veggies. I'm impressed you guys bought produce from TJ's I can't do it. All that plastic! We're spoiled in Ballard and have a huge market every sunday plus we have a great veggie stand open while the produce is good.
    As for chickens...I hear they like to get out of their yards. Bailey would love to chase them too.

  2. You are totally spoiled in Ballard. I think anyone that lives in Seattle is spoiled, in terms of access to fresh fruits and veggies. :)

  3. Which is so funny since you live in one of the states that grows a lot of produce!