I finally made it to a farmers' market for some fabulous summer produce. Today was only my second visit in life; the one time before was in Century City last summer. I've been procrastinating for too long and it's particularly shameful since LA has so many different market locations. The closest one to me is Hollywood, but I didn't want to wait until Sunday. So, I drove up to Burbank where the heat was punishing, but the crowds were not bad.
All this for $15! Corn, nectarines, avocados, blueberries, jalapeno peppers, a serrano pepper, cherry and grape tomatoes, figs and limes.
I am predicting I will not cook much with these except the peppers and possibly, the avocados (I don't know, is making guacamole really considered cooking?). The figs will go over some Greek yogurt, the tomatoes are in a bowl on the counter from which I keep snacking, and the blueberries and nectarines will possibly not even last the night.
I highly recommend finding the nearest farmers' market (making a stop at the ATM) and getting yourself there in a hurry. I found the prices overall reasonable and in step with my usual grocery costs since I try to buy mostly organic fruit and vegetables. I'm guessing my visit today will trigger a weekly habit, which is an addiction I am happy to pick up!