Santee’s New Farmer’s Market

Santee Farmer's Market

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.

Market Booths

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

Valdivia Farms

Valdivia Farms Vegetables

This grower had a nice selection of citrus, including blood oranges

Citrus Overload

This guy might be a beast, but his strawberries were real beauties

Beautiful Strawberries

His vegetables looked good, too

Beautiful Vegetables

More great looking veggies

More Vegetables

Onions, onions, and more onions…and garlic, and potatoes, and…

Onions and More

Strawberries, anyone?  How about some asparagus?

Asparagus and Strawberries

Petrou Foods with olives, olive oil, and more

Petrou Foods

The men of Knight Salumi Company – and some mighty fine salami

Knight Salumi Co

This part of the market was for everything from Italian ice to fresh fish

Farmer's Market

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.

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One response to “Santee’s New Farmer’s Market

  1. Pingback: 2009, A Santee Review – Part 1 « Scouting Santee

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