Saturday, November 9, 2013

Garden fresh


I love going to the local farmers' market on Downey Avenue. There is an appeal to the experience... that what you are getting is local and fresh, even if you pay more for it.

IMG_0868Today we wandered through the stalls tasting and admiring the beauty of the pure fruits and vegetables. It just makes me want to eat better. And, somehow gives me the sense that I am closer to nature or farm life.

IMG_0871"The smell of manure, of sun on foliage, of evaporating water, rose to my head; two steps farther and I could look down into the vegetable garden enclosed within its tall pale of reeds - rich chocolate earth studded emerald green frothed with the white of cauliflowers, jeweled with the purple globes of eggplant and the scarlet wealth of tomatoes."
~ Doris Lessing


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