Guess what tomorrow is?
It’s National Eat A Peach Day. I looooove peaches, especially white peaches. They’re probably one of my favorite fruits. No national proclamation required for me to fawn over this fragrant stone fruit that drips down your wrist with its peachy-goodness the minute you bite into a ripe one. And if Saturday August 22nd isn’t enough of a fuss over this sweet orb, then let’s celebrate it again on Monday August 24th as that’s National Peach Pie Day. Sounds like there’s going to be some baking in store for me! I personally am going to enjoy these little guys all weekend long by bringing home a huge basket full from the Santa Rosa Community Farmer’s Market.
When I took these photos at the Market recently (thank you for the tour Jim!), the first lot of the Gravenstein apples had just made their debut for the season in a few of the stalls. Needless to say, shopping a local farmer’s market is one of the best things you can do for your community to support local farmers, growers, and artisans. Eating seasonal, fresh foods that are organically or sustainably grown is great for your health too, as there’s nothing like food straight from the garden with all its vitamins, nutrients, and minerals intact. The perfect way to keep your body in tip-top shape— you know, so that we can indulge in some sinfully good peach pie now and again! :>)
Enjoy my walk through the Market and then get out there this weekend to shop your local Farmer’s Market. Don’t forget the peaches!!
All the vendors at this market have amazing produce. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get around to everyone (next time though!). Here are the ones I included in the photos above: Revolution Bread, Coyote Family Farm, Rize Up Farm, Rojas Family Farm, Garden Earth Farms, Triple ‘T’ Ranch Farm, La Chiquita Farm, Toscano & Sons, and J&J Ramos Farms.