Farm fresh

One of the cool things about the Bay Area (and pretty much all of California) is the accessibility to fresh, local food. Throughout the week, there are tons of farmers’ markets to choose from in the East Bay alone. This Saturday, we headed over to Grand Lake in Oakland for the weekly farmers’ market there.

It was a bit different from the market we used to visit back in Carrboro, N.C., with tons of prepared food vendors and fishermen in addition to fruit and vegetable farmers. I’d like to say we were only there for the veggies, but I definitely got sidetracked by the red velvet cupcakes as big as my head (seriously) and gallons of apple cider.

We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around the neighborhood, which was an area we hadn’t yet explored. Although it’s only a few miles from where we live in Berkeley, it has a totally different vibe, with a seemingly greater sense of history. Might have something to do with the absence of several thousand university students.

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