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Little Italy Farmers Market Favorites

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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, such as Chalk Art Paintings, Live Music and Delicious Food at Little Italy Festa!, I live in a beautiful and vibrant neighborhood in San Diego that is extremely lively with a ton of local events for its residents.  One of everyone’s neighborhood favorites is the Little Italy Mercato that happens every Saturday from 9 AM – 2 PM.

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It’s a great place to grab a coffee, breakfast and shop for the weeks groceries!

This week I stopped by Suzie’s Farms to pick up some fresh produce.

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Suzie’s Farms provides most of the produce for Quality Social, a local restaurant and the location of my first “Chef Inspired Dish” interview! I decided to make the dish super authentic, I would pick up my ingredients at the same place they buy theirs! (Look for that post coming this week!)

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They have everything from beautiful squash and beets, to gorgeous colorful carrots!

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With food, the more color, the better!! I talk about the amazingness of eating purple vegetables in my Adventures at the Farmers Market post. (Similar concept, different farmers market, different city!)

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They also sell a variety of sprouts that look super yummy!  I didn’t pick them up this week, but they’re now on next weeks list!

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My next stop was to visit my girls over at Tea Gallerie.

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I was lucky enough to meet Krizia, the marketing rep for the company at my San Diego Bloggers Happy Hour. She was sweet enough to give me some samples of their amazing tea!

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They were all amazing, but I am now completely addicted to the Masala Chai!

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As you can see, they have a lot to choose from, and just check out all the benefits of drinking tea!

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Delicious and healthy is my favorite combination!

Next, I went to pick up some fresh herbs to add to my growing window sill garden.  Now that I’ve kept my little basil plant alive for almost 3 months, I was confident enough to give it a couple of friends!  Meet Rosemary and Cilantro!

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I’m going to take the advice of the sign and grow them 🙂

Although I wasn’t quite confident enough to purchase a larger plant today, I still had to get a picture of this beautiful purple kale!

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I then cruised by some of my favorite spots, like the lemonade people!

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Seriously, this lemonade is amazing y’all!  When shopping at the Mercato this summer in the warm San Diego sun, this lemonade saved my life!

Then I cruised by the “Goat Cheese Guy”.  Of course, being the Goat Milking Girl I am, I would have a goat cheese guy in every city!

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Their Lavender Goat Cheese is killer!!

I concluded my lovely day in Little Italy with a delicious coffee at my favorite local shop, Pappalecco, where I sit to write this post to you now!

Happy Saturday Everyone!  Make it a beautiful day and remember “When Nothing Is Sure, Everything is Possible!” – Margaret Drabble