This morning at the Santa Barbara Certified Organic Farmers' Market was full of fun and surprises. At Roots, the first stand where we buy little gems (small version of Romaine lettuce), they had a new lettuce (pictured above) called Xeno's Density. Roots buys the seeds from Wild Garden seeds which specializes in the unusual combinations of Nature's creations.
As we were buying some Italian parsley at BD's, another favorite stand, an out of towner visitor asked, " Is this produce organic?", and the farmer answered, "Beyond Organic"! The Farmers' Market in Santa Barbara has been in existence since the Forties, and the soils have been lovingly kept organic every way possible. There is a great pride here as to their accomplishments, and we salute and appreciate their dedication to maintaining these standards.
Wishing you all a delightful Saturday, Cheers, Ron & Alexandra