DH and I took a ride down to Santa Cruz yesterday from our place in Boulder Creek to run a few errands. Thinking ahead, I checked to see when and where there was a Farmers Market - good planning! The Downtown Santa Cruz market is on Weds. from 2:30 - 6:30 Year Round (according to their website).
I've never had the chance to visit this market, now I'm sad that I've been missing out! Those of you who live in the Santa Cruz area know all about this market and the delights to be had but I was very pleasantly surprised! I've been to the market at Cabrillo College and the small market in Felton but this market was the best! What a carnival scene - between people-watching and tasting many of the yummy fruits and vegetables on offer - we wandered around for about an hour and a half and came home with many wonderful treats! From dry-farmed tomatoes, to Frog Hollow apricot conserve and fresh nectarines and pluots from their other stand, to a Moon & Stars watermelon from Lucero, to a smoked salmon collar from H & H Fish Co.
I just pulled that smoked salmon collar out of the regrigerator for a little lunch time snack for us - I had to use all of my will power to keep from just scarfing this up. I can't remember ever eating any smoked salmon product that tasted as good as this - made me sad that I hadn't bought any of their smoked salmon belly - next time! What a great way to get a good supply of Omega 3 fatty acids (or whatever it's called...)
I checked for and H & H website and I see that they are at several other markets with Sunnyvale being the closest to our full-time home so I'll have to visit there. Interesting to read about Hans, the fisherman, who according to their website has cooked alongside Wolfgang Puck!
Here's their website: http://hhfreshfish.com/index.html