The San Pedro Square Farmer’s Market

San Jose, downtown. It’s a mere five minutes away from my home. It’s every Friday from 10-2. All of these can be clicked for the larger hi-res version.

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San Jose Downtown Farmer’s Market, San Pedro Square
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Heirloom Tomatoes
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Tomatoes Tomatoes
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Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon & Trout, One Week Old
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Fresh Strawberries

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  1. Ricardo on July 17, 2009 at 16:03

    Real food is beautiful!

  2. Julie on July 17, 2009 at 15:45

    Those heirloom tomatoes are from my very favorite farmer at San Pedro Square! They have the best Chinese eggplant and those heirloom tomatoes are delicious and very reasonably priced. I bought my tomatoes for dinner tonight from them!

  3. Conrad on July 17, 2009 at 18:37

    The Stawberries in your photos are huge. I’m from Toronto Canada and the local strawberries here are half the size and less sweet. I tend to avoid the ones coming from the US because they seem abnormally large and too sweet. I wonder if they are simply a different breed or have they been modified?

  4. thania1 on July 18, 2009 at 01:52

    Makes you want to be there. Colorful and aromatic.

    But for tomatos the best I must say is the ones from Valencia, Spain . which are cultivated in sand! Are very expensive almost as much as beef! But worth it.

    If you ever travel to Spain ask for it.

    A long distance primal greeting from Spain.

  5. Aaron Blaisdell on July 18, 2009 at 08:49

    I love farmer’s markets. The Culver City farmer’s market (Tuesdays 2-7pm) is where I get my pasture raised eggs, grass-fed beef, freshly-roasted-that-morning coffee, raw-milk cheeses, and excellent kimchi, along with the usual fruits and vegetables. I’ll have to start investigating the wild-caught fish–maybe to make the mackerel featured on Mark’s Daily Apple a few weeks ago.

    Recently, I was wearing my Vibram’s five fingers at the farmer’s market when one of the vendors said “hey, you’ve got them five fingers!” Farmer’s markets is where the new “in” crowd is at.

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