I enjoy the Temescal Farmers Market year round, going almost every Sunday when I’m in town, but during the summer, it’s something I look forward to all week long. A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I went to the market, and she took some beautiful pictures of the summer bounty.
Our first stop at the market is always for tomatoes. These heirlooms were at Happy Boy Farms.
Happy Boy also had a great variety of squashes, though we never purchase these since we grow more than we can consume.
The best part about Kashiwase Farms is their tasting station, filled with peaches, nectarines, and plums.
Flowers are always in abundance at the market, but this week, there were also artichoke flowers from a Santa Cruz area farm. Artichoke flowers are so beautiful that some of our neighbors allow them to bloom instead of picking them to eat.
Our favorite stop at the market is Twin Girls Farm, which at this time of year is full with peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots. They sell soft fruit for $1 a pound, which we use for smoothies and baking.