Saturday, August 15, 2009


I've been pretty good lately on hitting the farmers market for the majority of my produce purchases. I have been going to the market in Palos Verdes rather than Torrance because the PV market is on Sunday morning and that has been more convenient for me. It is smaller, but I can usually get what I need.
I know its supposed to be about supporting the small farmer and all that. But sometimes it freaks me out on the prices. For instance, right now is the height of the peach season. Lots and lots of peaches are out there. Peaches are selling at the farmers market for around $3/lb. These two peaches were $3.10. That's $1.55 per. Ouch.
I just ate one and I will say it was excellent.....perfectly sweet, not sour at all. A beautiful treat. Comparatively speaking....probably worth it. I don't think I would complain about paying that much for some ice cream or a pastry. But something is just weird about paying $1.55 for a peach.
Maybe that's really how much it costs to produce a good peach.


Miss Healthypants said...

I know what you mean--I get freaked out by expensive fruit prices, too--but the price does usually equal the quality. :) Then again, my friend "Buck" (Jonathan) has gotten some tasty produce at the cheap Mexican market. I guess it depends where you shop.

MaryRuth said...

I agree--the Mexican market is the place to go. Sometimes the produce is a little shaky, but I definitely go there for limes, chiles, and tomatillos. Have you made a caprese salad yet this summer? Good way to use some of that fancy olive oil!

Miss Healthypants said...

I, in fact, have made a caprese salad!--just this past weekend! *smiles* I indulged and bought a tiny package of basil for like $2.75 in the grocery store (geesh!) does go a long way, though. I LOVE caprese salads! :)