Monday, September 19, 2011

Farmer's Market goodies

One of the things I liked best about living in Palo Alto was the fact that I could walk ~25 minutes or bike <10 minutes to the California Avenue Farmer's Market every week.  Now, not so much.  I really miss the fresh produce and baked goods, though, so I was thrilled when one of my classmates organized a Farmer's Market Co-op.  Max G. is super familiar with the Santa Monica market, and thanks to his efforts, we now reap the benefits on campus.  Last week, for $20 I got all of the following:

Broccoli, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, peaches, plums, and tomato basil sourdough bread.  All excellent!  The tomatoes and bread proved to be a particularly good pairing, especially when layered with an over-medium egg, some balsamic vinegar, salt/pepper, and a light shower of grated parmesan:

I'm looking forward to this week's items - supposedly there will be more bread, along with string beans and eggplant.