A Perfect Sunday for Hillcrest Farmers Market

Monday, October 3, 2011

After years of living in San Diego, Vu and I finally made it to the Hillcrest Farmers Market.  What a hidden gem!  It has an amazing assortment of fruits, produce, flowers, arts and crafts.  Let's not forget the food vendors.  You can find anything from Russian blinis, Thai spring rolls,sambussas, gyros, fish tacos, fresh oysters and sea urchins to gluten free pastries to satisfy your growling stomach.  The sea urchin got my attention!  I have never seen one splitted opened while the spiny halves are still moving.  Unfortunately, they were sold out when I got to the front of the line.  Next time! My disappointment soon dissipated as I moved onto the fruit and vegetable stalls.  Even though summer is over, everything looked fresh and ready to be transformed into an amazing meal.  I was ecstatic to find something I have been searching for a long time--squash blossoms and passion fruits!  I spent a fortune but it was worth every penny.  The Hillcrest Farmers Market has become one of my favorites, among Pike Place Market in Seattle and St. Lawrence Market in Toronto!  It was a perfect way to spend a beautiful Sunday.  

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