Farmers Market Update: First Cherries!

by | May 9, 2010

First Cherries

First Cherries

There were cherries today! The first stone fruit of the season finally arrived, and they were surprisingly delicious. I had trouble focusing on much else.

Luckily despite my excitement I still had enough wits about me to grab some heirloom tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella. The mission: caprese salad. The verdict: awesome. Yep, the heirloom tomatoes are finally tasty.

Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas

Basil

Basil

Peas and fava beans are huge at the farmers market right now: sugar snap peas as well as snow peas and English shelling peas.

The asparagus season is peaking right now, so be sure you get your fill in the coming weeks.

Asparagus

Asparagus

I also found a rare delicacy today, green almonds. Though they were more developed and less sweet than I remember them from last year, it was still exciting to see them and I’ll definitely be trying them again this season.

Kumquats

Kumquats

Green Almonds

Green Almonds

And aren’t kumquats pretty?

Do you have cherries yet at your farmers market?

Today’s purchases:

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3 Responses to “Farmers Market Update: First Cherries!”

  1. E. Foley says:

    We drove down to Olney, MD today to check out the opening weekend for their farmer’s market (http://olneyfarmersmarket.org/). Lots of flowers and herbs and tomato plants!

    We picked up asparagus, salad greens, baby kohlrabi, and some early strawberries, which, while red all the way through, weren’t very sweet yet. May wait a few more weeks before buying strawberries again. 🙂

    Jealous of you California folks being so far ahead of us! 🙁

  2. Kristen says:

    Oh cherries – my kids will be so excited when I can bring home fresh cheeries!

  3. laura says:

    Friday I read about possibility of cherries at the markets … Saturday – here they are. $6 a pound in SD 🙂 bulls eye!

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