On April 8, Santee joined the growing ranks of communities holding farmer’s markets when the Santee Certified Farmer’s Market kicked off. The market is held every Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 in what was once the drop off driveway for the old Santee School. My daughter, granddaughter, and I checked out the market this week, and we were very happy with what we found.
Of course, there were tables full of delicious-looking fruits and vegetables from several local growers: oranges, tangerines, strawberries, cherries, beans, squash, broccoli, and much more. There were also tables of nuts, a vendor with some great olives, a “boutique” meat company, and other great foods. So, since we all know how many words a good picture is worth, I will simply let these do the talking.
Valdivia Farms in Carlsbad had quite a selection of fruits and vegetables
This grower had a nice selection of citrus, including blood oranges
This guy might be a beast, but his strawberries were real beauties
His vegetables looked good, too
More great looking veggies
Onions, onions, and more onions…and garlic, and potatoes, and…
Strawberries, anyone? How about some asparagus?
Petrou Foods with olives, olive oil, and more
The men of Knight Salumi Company – and some mighty fine salami
This part of the market was for everything from Italian ice to fresh fish
I will certainly be going back again. Maybe I’ll see you there. In the meantime, the site Socalocavore had a short blurb on the market, including a list of vendors and some links.