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The Little Italy Farmers’ Market

August 14, 2012

I love Farmers’ Markets. The fresh produce, pretty flowers and unique handmade crafts just make me happy. And of course, photographing a Farmers’ Market is one of my favorite things to do because all around you is color and life. We recently spent a Saturday browsing, buying, photographing and eating at one of the largest San Diego markets — the Little Italy Farmers’ Mercato. This market is especially amazing because many of the Little Italy community restaurants sell their fresh pasta, Italian pastries, garlic spreads and olive oils. Take a look at our very lovely day.

Aren’t these flower holders so cute? They are made completely from recycled milk cartons and water bottles.

I couldn’t resist buying this pretty one.

Here’s me and Sophie with the amazing Amy Finley, author of How to Eat a Small Country and season 3 winner of The Next Food Network Star.

Enjoying a macaroon cookie.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. August 14, 2012 1:51 am

    Lovely! I can’t think of a better way to spend the day.


  2. August 14, 2012 6:37 am

    Such beautiful colors!!

  3. August 14, 2012 7:32 am

    My mouth is watering!

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  5. August 14, 2012 10:57 am

    Oh, the colors! Such vibrant photographs!

  6. August 14, 2012 11:26 am

    I love the rainbow of vegetables – and really all the other photos too! I love going to farmers’ markets too! 🙂

  7. August 14, 2012 2:30 pm

    Love, love, love these pictures, I feel like I had a small holiday and joined you! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos.

  8. August 14, 2012 6:50 pm

    Leah–This is one of my favorite markets! I love the smells, sights, and sounds. And I actually own one of those amazing recycled material planters. Thanks for sharing!

  9. August 16, 2012 7:32 am

    I agree. I enjoy spending time in places like that. There’s a special sense of hope and cheerfulness being around all the homegrown foods and crafts. And the people seem nicer than folks in a commercialized store.:)

  10. August 16, 2012 10:06 am

    Thanks for the lovely post and amazing photos, Leah! Come back anytime!

  11. August 17, 2012 10:48 am

    I love the grape and flower pictures~ so colorful! Farmer’s markets are my favorite places to go too! Every Saturday my aunt and I would go buy fresh oranges. I haven’t gone in a while, but looking at your pictures reminded me of the nice memories I had going with her 🙂 I think I will go tomorrow! Have a nice weekend!

  12. August 18, 2012 6:17 am

    Generally I hate shopping but I love markets like these. Great pics

  13. August 19, 2012 5:48 pm

    Nothing offers more colors to photograph than fresh food, and so beautifully done, Leah! Sophie is growing too fast. Make her slow down!

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