The farmer’s market this Saturday was sparse. Very few farmers are there every week now, though the vegetables available are not much different than what was there a few months ago. We bought summer squash, zucchini, green and red peppers, limes, red lettuce, bronze leaf lettuce, two different kinds of Chinese greens, green onions, sweet potatoes, more persimmons and a baby loquat tree. And another loaf of challah because I cannot resist.
I am not looking the gift horse in the mouth or anything, but where are my root vegetables? There was not a beet nor a carrot in sight. Turnips, yes… but turnips with greens are available year-round. No apples or pears. Only persimmons, persimmons, persimmons.