Santa Cruz Westside Farmers Market


Santa Cruz Westside Farmers Market

08.12.10

From the issue Farm Charms

Westside Story

Farmers markets are like fingerprints: no two are exactly alike. Some are large and filled with action; others are small and more subdued. Santa Cruz's Westside Farmers Market falls delightfully in the middle. What it lacks in size it makes up for in variety. Locals check off their grocery list at spryly named farms like Happy Boy, Twin Girls, and Dirty Girl. Fill your bag with must have been picked just hours ago produce. (Scoop up as many heirloom tomatoes as you can!) But it's not just the fruits and veggies: Companion Bakery offers inspired creations like lavender white-chocolate scones. The Santa Pasta Factory sells gourmet ravioli like pear and pecorino (pumpkin is also popular—get it before it's gone!). Hungry on the spot? Grab a slice of gourmet pizza from Uncle Ro's or order a hot and fresh gordita from a Mexican food stand that's unnamed. Take a seat under the large patio umbrellas in the center of the action, and kick back to live music. Who's ready to eat?

Santa Cruz's Westside Farmers Market happens Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. year-round at 2801 Mission St. For a map and directions visit the Web site. No dogs.

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