|Baby cukes, flawless okra, fragrant peaches, ripe to bursting tomatoes...|
I'll betcha there is one in your neighborhood: An Urban Farm Market. We have visited a number of them over the years, plus a street-side peddler who has not come back to our neighborhood this year. I miss Chuckles. That's what we called him -- his name was Chuck but he always had a smile and a joke. I also suspected he might be having one of the affluent tennis matrons in the 'hood but that's another story.
Today it was 111 degrees when we left the market at The Summit, a nearby outdoor mall on top of a mountain. It felt like my skin was literally frying! I had a vat of sunscreen smeared on my body and face, but it felt like dropping the hushpuppy into the grease! Sizzle sizzle!!
I have come to recognize these intrepid farmers: The handsome young man with his little boy who so proudly makes change and counts it back out loud. The young latter-day hippie couple who told me how to cook the Swiss Chard. The sandy-haired red-faced Alabama Good Ole Boy with the flawless okra and red onions with their tops still on. The 50-something retiree couple with the sweetest cantaloupes and seedless watermelons. The young chicks from a couple of the hip eateries nearby peddling some sort of fruity drink and chips. Two young guys who didn't know the diff between Silver Queen and Field Corn. A 60-ish lady with handmade jewelry. The guy with the boutique coffee beans. The girl with the handmade fancy pasta. The list goes on.
All this right in front of The Pottery Barn and The Urban Cookhouse.
How times have changed. We should call it the Yuppie Farm Market.
And after the Market, indoors, escaping the unbearable heat ---
|Mint from the garden and not so sweet simple syrup made by me.|
|Sweet Husband loving his Retirement!|
|Your Mojito awaits, my dear ...|
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