Little Italy Mercato

Saturday, December 3, 2011



Have I told you how much I love farmers markets? I LOVE LOVE LOVE farmers markets!!!  Growing up in Vietnam, my mom took me to the market just about every day.  The reason?  Most Vietnamese people are poor and do not own a fridge.  We grew accustomed to cooking with incredibly fresh ingredients, whether it is just butchered meat, fish caught from a nearby river, or locally grown produce so I appreciate the products offered at farmers markets.  Vu and I spent Saturday morning at the Little Italy Mercato.  Spanning 3 blocks, it has just about everything.  Local farms showcase their organic fruits, vegetables, and gorgeous flowers.  Food vendors offer everything from coffee, fresh juice, crepes, French and Greek pastries, pizza, panini, to fresh oysters and sea urchins.  You can also find honey, fresh pasta, tea, chocolate, and other gourmet products.  Two more things that I particularly love about the Little Italy Mercato are local musicians serenading us while we stroll through the market and no restriction on our furry friends coming along.  We cannot wait to bring Betsy next time!  The Little Italy Mercato is definitely the best farmers market in San Diego!  






















4 comments:

  1. May I suggest you add a photography page to you blog to give us all hints of how to get lovely pictures like these. These are just wonderful. Have you edited these with software?

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  2. Hello Anonymous! These are taken with natural light so I didn't edit them. I actually don't have an editing software so most of the photos on my blog are unedited. As for the photography page, I will definitely add that once I am more comfortable with my camera. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  3. Ok, I am bookmarking your site. Your food looks yummy, but I am in love with the photos. I am currently learning how to use a point & shoot Canon. I promised myself if I could learn to use it properly I would reward myself with a camera like yours. After perusing all the site I think your camera is advised my many food bloggers. I still can't believe you do not use software. Just lovely. I live in Orange County so maybe I'll have plenty of natural light also.

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  4. I think with the photos, sometimes you have to be at the right place and the right moment. I was at the Ferry Building in SF for their farmers' market and didn't get any good pictures. I suggest Tartlette's Plate to Pixel if you're interested in learning about camera techniques. My husband and I are looking into a photo editing program. It may be hard to believe but a lot of my posts have been rejected because of poor picture quality.

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