I love me a farmers market! And the Orange County Fairgrounds Farmer's Market Costa Mesa is no exception; local growers selling their fresh picked wares. I mean, what is not to like?
Not only are there farmers selling their produce, but there are vendors selling fresh juice's made from their fruits and veggies along with local artisans and bakers. And what sets these folks apart from others (ie grocery stores ) is the passion that they have for their products. Take for instance Roman, the local grower who prides himself on his heirloom tomatoes. Do not even get this guy started talking about hydroponics. And I mean it. Unless of course you are passionate about growing plants sans soil, then by all means seek this man out and pick his brain. The point I am making is that at Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers market Costa Mesa you can interact with the person who churned out the product that you are about to buy and what you end up getting, as an added benefit, is the fervor that they put into their goods. I think you can tast that.
There is also an old timey vibe to strolling down the lanes of the vendor's stalls taking in the sight of fresh fruits and veggies. There is this, what I call, the Costco Effect that takes place when I gaze upon the abundance of produce piled high and neat, I end up buying more than I actually need. And there is nothing old timey about that knee jerk reaction. But, the good news is that I over dose on fruits and veggies and there is nothing wrong with that!
So, get up early next Thursday and mosey down to the Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers Market Costa Mesa and get yourself an abundance of produce that you just may not need. Then (heck) take the extras over to your neighbors and spread the wealth old timey style!
Every Thursday 9 AM - 1 PM (rain or shine)