Carlsbad Village Farmers Market
We decided to get some stuffs recently at the Carlsbad Village Farmers Market and ended up with this bounty of avocados, sweet onions, Japanese turnips (never tried them), and a cabbage the size of my head and weighing nearly as much! Shopping at a Farmers Market is an excellent way to support your local farmers and buy some quality super-funky fresh produce, often at prices better than the grocery store. Some vendors have organic food, too. We are blessed to have so many Farmers Markets in the San Diego, CA area.
We couldn’t pass up the deal on avocados since they are $1.50 to $2.00 at the grocery store right now (crazy!). One vendor had vegan tamales and even though they were a little pricy we tried a black bean tamale and a veggie tamale with some killer salsa. They were so yummy and fresh. No lard – Yay! We wanted tomatoes, but there weren’t any really awesome ones, yet. Maybe next time. Strawberries are in season, but we had a whole 8 pints recently and are almost straw-berried out, which I don’t think is humanly possible. Can’t wait to make some killer stuffs with all this goodness. It always makes us feel happy, inside and out, to buy local food.
You can find Farmers’ Markets (and more) in your area by going to the Local Harvest website. For more information about the Carlsbad Village Farmers Market click here. Wish I had remembered to bring my camera to the actual market. Bah! Next time. Keep it funky and vegan!
~* The FunkyVegan