Delicious delicacies are found at farmers market
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – There is no question that fall is on its way here in Tahoe. I usually surprise people when I remark about how much of a summer person I am living here, and although I love the fall, it’s a clue that the snow will be here soon.
As I was sitting in my office late Tuesday morning, I overheard someone say, “I’m heading over to the farmers market.”
Just then I thought, “Summer is almost gone, and I have not been to the farmers market.”
All of a sudden I jumped up and said, “Wait, I’ll join you!”
I honestly didn’t know what to expect, never having been to this market.
As we pulled up and got out of the car, I saw a table of the most amazing heirloom tomatoes I’ve ever seen. Just then I looked up and saw a long table of freshly baked bread and brightly colored flowers in big buckets that made me smile ear to ear.
I was having a tough day and all of sudden I forgot about it and was consumed with the beautiful colors and warm sun shining down on my shoulders. I slowly walked around the entire market – tasting the most flavorful peaches and freshly roasted almonds then smelling freshly cut herbs.
All of the produce is was grown in the area and brought up to Tahoe by caring hands to enjoy.
After buying two bags of goodies, I can’t wait to get home and see what new recipes will find their way into my kitchen. Until then, there are two things I know right now: I won’t miss either of the final two weeks of the season for the farmer’s market, and there is such a pleasure in slowing down to smell the flowers – and the produce.