EYE SPY SOMETHING FRESH!
I spy with my little eye new crops popping up under the radar at the Little Italy Mercato.
First there were the cherries at Smit Orchards, precious, bright red and cheery. These stone fruits were the first of the season, and a sure sign of the summer crops to come. Now Hopkins AG is in on the action as their cherries are ripe and ready. Almonds and cherries, what a perfect pairing!
Kawano Farms has been bringing sweet white corn for a few weeks now and the ears just keep getting better. Picture grilling season in full swing with smoky and slightly charred ears fresh off the coals. Their little zucchini and patty pan squash would make a nice accompaniment grilled and drizzeled with Thyme of Essence's balsamic vinegar.
Then there were the Persian cucumbers at Vang Farms. More fragrant than your typical cucumber and with tiny, tiny seeds, they're a great addition to any salad or use them to make a quick vinegar pickle. And last, but never ever least, were the peaches that just suddenly appeared at Lone Oak. Fuzzy, juicy and sweet, this first of the season offering did not disappoint.
Keep your eyes peeled, it seems like there's something new every week and you don't want to miss it! What did you see this week that you haven't seen before?