As a lover of fresh food, I love farmers markets. The diversity of fruits and vegetables, interesting snacks and unique flavors all come in play when you are at the farmer’s market. Nothing is processed — it goes right from the grower to the consumer and is all organic.
I was walking in downtown Brea one evening and there was a farmer’s market gathering on Birch. They had a variety of organic fruits, vegetables, popcorn, and other specialty foods. Each vendor under the tents encouraged customers to try their crop. One thing in particular stood out to me. In fact, this whole post can be about this one thing. It was the orange.
The lady gave me a slice of an orange. It was a small piece, almost half a bite — but a very memorable bite indeed. Most of the oranges I eat are dry, flavorless and aren’t even rich in orange color (kind of faded orange). But this orange slice, this one morsel of an orange slice, was simply amazing. It was juicy, sweet, and not too sour. Each pulp burst with flavor and juice. I felt I was eating an orange for the first time.
The downtown Brea farmers market is pretty small compared to other farmers markets especially in comparison Los Angeles Farmers Market. They also don’t have an extensive variety of vendors. Even so, they still manage to bring fresh produce and specialty items for locals. They are on Birch St. every Tuesday from 4:00PM – 8:00PM.