Lately I’ve been buying from King Farm at the Phillippi Farmhouse Market on Wednesdays. They don’t have a stand, but another farmer there buys from them. It’s convenient buying my heirloom tomatoes in Sarasota, but the Phillippi market can’t deliver this…Smiling Ella! By happy coincidence, Cooper and I ran into my sister and niece at King Family Farm and Market yesterday after school. Sisters think alike, and we both love King Farm.My favorite part of shopping local markets is finding fruit and vegetables passed over by supermarkets. Variety took a serious hit with mass production. There are hundreds of different tomatoes in the world; I see about three types at my local grocery store.
Yesterday’s discovery was Rangpur limes. They look like tangerines and taste like limes, but they’re not limes. They’re a hybrid of Mandarin oranges and lemons.I wanted to test the sourness because my eyes couldn’t believe these bright orange balls could taste like sour limes, so I told Cooper to take a bite and grabbed the camera.
Yep, Rangpur limes are sour. The juice went into some mango salsa and I took a bite myself to be fair and because his first words after regaining the ability to speak were, “Now I get to hold the camera.” He didn’t get the camera out of me, but a sour bite, he did.