I started the day shopping for the dinner party next weekend and for dinner tonight: fresh garlic, yes: here it is, stuffed in a wooden crate, waiting to be sold by Johnny Suede:
He also sells fresh dandelion; back in my NYC memory I want to saute this with a little lemon and put in a salad, but I have to ask John; wow does it look FRESH:
His wife is Japanese; they sell bok choy; the tips are nice and white, freshly cut:
I first noticed the farm for their lettuces: look at these fresh bunches, ready to go; you will buy them if you see them in person, they are SO fresh and pretty!
A regular of mine told me today John is retired military; no wonder he has this sign:
I bought a bunch of swiss chard and other greens from John today; also this fresh chamomille, which I will dry for tea; doesn't it look great in a yellow basket with swiss chard???:
On to today's flowers, the selection was awesome for March, considering the rest of the country and the weather; I lived in NYC for 13 years and Mum is from Canada; we love fresh in March!!
Spray roses from Cho's in Oxnard, one of my favorites:
We have all sorts of cut and potted orchids at the market:
See Skyline from Oxnard for tulips in colors that are amazing; I bought the peach ones here:
Skyline also has pretty cut branches; it's not NYC and forschythia and cherry blossoms, but it's what is grown here:
Roses from Bill; I love his roses; best deal/best quality; I got sorbet-orange and hot pink from him today to match my paper lanterns: