So at the farmers market this week Josie and I were doin’ the “cherries and apricots” dance–which basically consists of holding hands in a ring-around-the-rosey fashion and jumping up and down squealing “Cherries and apricots! Cherries and apricots!”
SPRING FRUIT HAS ARRIVE TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!–and I don’t mean by way of air travel from Chile…
I hold out. Plums, peaches and other stone fruit have been available at Whole Foods all winter long, but I refrain from buying. I do this partly because I believe in supporting the local economy and partly because I live in southern California so there actually are other produce options year round. (Believe me, the “supporting the local economy” notion would likely go right out the window each winter if I still lived in Minneapolis…)
I also hold out because there’s just something about it. Waiting. Anticipation. Build up. I like this stuff.
We’ve been tiring of the winter citrus that is very tasty, but has now been in our fruit bowl for months. (I’m such a whiner, right? Can you imagine complaining about endless amounts of delicious locally grown oranges? This is what I’ve become, I’m afraid.)
Holding out was worth it. Holding out actually made it all the more de-lish. We gobbled up the cherries right quick and are motoring through the golden, sweet apricots. I only bought a couple of peaches which weren’t the greatest, but were still pretty darn good.
We bought the flowers at the market too–aren’t they a nice touch? At our house, this is how we celebrate spring!