I've got three weeks worth of farmer's market booty pictures to share, and what a tasty three weeks it's been.
I've spent between $25 -$30 each week, and we've had plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and even popcorn throughout the week. Unfortunately, we're nearing the end of the growing season for kiwis and oranges, and it will be a while before stone fruits make their debut at the market. We can't wait for apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums, but until then we'll be enjoying early strawberries, the remainder of last year's apples, and Aidan's new favorite fruit.
The kumquat. I might have to buy twice as many this Saturday as Aidan just can't get enough. We learned a trick about eating kumquats - roll them between your fingers until the juice starts to seep through the skin. Then pop them in your mouth and be prepared for a sweet and sour explosion.
I remember the first time I tasted kumquats. There was a tree in front of the library near my grandma's house. I remember my grandma picking a handful to share with me and my brother. I probably asked if she was sure we could eat them. They weren't my favorite fruit; I've probably only eaten a handful since. But how I love to see Aidan's face pucker up when he pops a kumquat in his mouth, and then hear him ask for twenty more. We'll definitely plant a kumquat tree in the yard; and perhaps someday I'll introduce my grandchildren to the not so common citrus surprise.