Thursday, May 30, 2013

Summer days at Central Avenue Farmers Market

When the mercury rises, Central Avenue Farmers Market moves partially indoors, but there's still plenty to taste.

Last week I found an empanada (stuffed pastry) vendor. I tried the Rojas and Spinach and Corn vegetarian varieties. Each was delicious, but the spicy Rojas was my favorite. My mouth was on fire. I washed it down with strawberry lemonade from a nearby vendor (who went to my high school). The empanadas sold for $2 each or for the daily special of 6 for $10. Other options included pork, beef and breakfast empanadas.

The outside portion of the market was livened up with live music from a young boy singer. He was so brave and charming that I couldn't help but drop a couple of dollars in his guitar case. He had a cheerful rendition of "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. I also picked up some tapenade from Queen Creek Olive Mill and some produce.

Just some of the things I bought.
Nothing beats riding our bikes to the farmers market each week.