Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 154: Longing for the Farmer's Market

One of the things I miss the most when we travel is access to a Farmer's Market and fresh, local, organic produce.  I know I've already posted about the wonderful Markets we have in Sacramento, both the year-round Sunday-morning Market under the W/X freeway between 8th & 6th Streets, just south of Southside Park, as well as the many seasonal Markets that sprout up in the downtown area from May-October, including the super-convenient Tuesday-morning Market across the street from us in Roosevelt Park.

The lack of access to fresh produce in other places makes me long for our Sacto Farmer's Markets.  Even the supposed organic items in the grocery store just don't taste as good, and I do find it rather amusing and ironic that the organic Driscoll's strawberries come from Watsonville, CA.  Organic?  Perhaps.  But local?  Hardly.  Not when we're 3,000 miles away on the East Coast!!!


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