Saturday, January 27, 2007


I live in paradise. Today I slept in, ate leftover coconut green curry from a restaurant I love, Fate, got in my car, put the top down and went to a farmer's market I have never visited.

The weather is perfect: 70 degrees, bright and sunny with a clear blue sky and slight breeze. And my new farmer's market? It will become a favorite. Less than 5 miles from my house, it's small but with a great variety of locally grown produce and crafts.

I am compelled to share a few items I bought. Cooking and recipes with my purchases will appear soon!


Lime & Lemon Quats - apparently like kumquats but lime and lemon

Thai Bananas (about 4 inches long, cute and delicious!)

Brussels Sprouts

Butternut and Acorn Squash

Blood Oranges


Blair said...

It sure is a fabulous market isn't it! Best thing that happend to downtown Phoenix!

Kirsten said...

Yes! It really is SO nice to have a good market. :)

Brilynn said...

Excellent finds! There's a really good market near where I live, but only in the summer :(

Kirsten said...

Hi Brilynn! Thanks!

Yeah, it's funny that in Arizona, "in-season" at the farmer's market is Oct through June. Not complaining... :)

Patricia Scarpin said...


Those are amazing fruits/vegetables! Wow!

Those little kumquats are so cute - don't know what they taste like, though.

Kristen said...

I am insanely jealous! What a beautiful, wonderful, happy day!