I don’t usually buy a lot of fruit. It’s not that I don’t like it, I think it’s wonderful. But it tends to be much more expensive than vegetables. And it’s also hard to get soft fruit home without smashing it.
But today, I couldn’t help myself.
Similar to last week, the cherries were just way too good to pass up.
But I also realized that I hadn’t even tried any of the newer fruit in the market, like these amazing blueberries. I sampled a few, and knew some would be coming home with me.
Then there were the plums. I love plums, but like tomatoes they are one of those fruits that are so rarely good that you forget what real ones taste like. Until you try one.
I thought it was a bit early in the season for plums to be good, but I was wrong. These were as sweet and luscious as I’d ever tasted, and of course I had to get some.
Amazingly, I still had to restrict myself from buying strawberries, even more cherries, and also some peaches I found that were unseasonably delicious. But I did have to save some of my money to get vegetables.
I’m mostly enjoying salads these days. I like them with French radishes, carrots, sugar peas, spring onions and usually some quinoa or lentils.
I’m not ready to buy them yet, but summer vegetables are becoming more common as well.
The strangest thing I found at the market this week was fresh Japanese ume plums, which I’ve only ever seen pickled. I might pick some up next week so if any of you have a recipe I’d love to hear it.
Today’s purchases (~$50):
- Cherries (Bella Viva Farms)
- Blueberries (Triple Delight)
- Flavorosa plums (Twin Girls Farm)
- Spring salad mix (Star Route Farms)
- French radishes (Heirloom Organic Gardens)
- Asparagus – last week! (Zuckerman’s Farm)
- New potatoes (Zuckerman’s Farm)
- Red Russian kale (Dirty Girl Produce)
- Green shallots (Dirty Girl Produce)
- Mediterranean cucumbers (Happy Quail Farms)
- Whole chicken (Marin Sun Farms)