February 4, 2010
The Aptos Farmers Market
Before flying off to Las Vegas for a few days, my sister and I hit the Aptos Farmers Market to check out the late winter offerings.
She wanted to meet some of the local, organic producers and decided this was a good place to start. I, of course, was curious about the local cheese makers.
It was a feast for the eyes! Dark green kale, rainbow chard and all kinds of salad greens. Boxes of juicy, ripe Early Girl tomatoes. A dozen varieties of apples, citrus fruit and berries to die for. Homemade bread and pastries. Oysters and seafood from the Pacific.
All of this under the fragrant shade of the eucalyptus trees with the sound of waves crashing in the distance. Not a bad place to do some Saturday morning shopping if you ask me.
The one letdown...not a single cheese producer in sight.
Luckily the Cheese Shop in Carmel isn't too far away.