Friday, April 12, 2013

El Cajon Farmers' Market

A new farmers' market has started in El Cajon. It takes place Thursdays from three to seven PM at the Prescott Promenade in downtown El  Cajon.

The spouse and I have been wanting to go since it first opened a few weeks ago. We've had conflicts that prevented us from being able to. We finally got to go last night. It's rather small, yet. There were three produce sellers, a handful of specialty product vendors, and a few food booths.

Despite the small size, we did manage to pick up some nice locally grown produce. We acquired some white radishes, carrots, beets, and a kohlrabi. We also got a big bag of strawberry oranges. These are a sweet, non-acidic variety of orange. I've never tasted anything quite like them before.

We also picked up some Dry Jack cheese from Spring Hill Jersey Cheese. Dry Jack is an aged version of Monterey Jack. It is a hard cheese, like Parmesan, with a mildly nutty flavor and a crumbly texture. I want to try it in a savory scone. I'm also planning on making a carrot green pesto this week, and may use it in that.

Hopefully, it will continue to grow. I appreciate the opportunity to shop for locally grown seasonal produce, as well as unusual food produces like artisan honey, or cheese.

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