Have you been to downtown Pensacola recently? Our little family ate breakfast this morning at the Polonza Bistro on N. Palafox Street. I am pretty picky when it comes to coffee, but I really enjoyed their house coffee with my LaFitte Breakfast (French toast filled with a fruit compote).
After our yummy breakfast, then it was on to the Palafox Farmer’s Market! I was interested to see what local farmers are harvesting and to maybe pick up some produce that I do not have.
My lettuce is done for now, so I picked some up, as well as some carrots. Fresh carrots are so delicious! I had a tough time with carrots this year, so I was happy to see some for sale.
Do you see the healthy tomato plant I’m holding? I don’t really need another tomato plant, but I was looking for ‘Cherokee Purple’ tomato plants when I saw very healthy ‘Rosella’ tomato plants for sale. The seller, Dennis, informed me that they were bred as part of the “Dwarf Tomato Project” (read more about it on this site). I am excited to grow this as it is supposed to be similar to the ‘Cherokee Purple’ tomato, but to not sprawl and grow so big. The plant should grow to be 36″-40″ inches tall and could be grown in a container.
I plan to plant it in a special spot in my garden and to amend its site with plenty of my compost. I can’t wait to try one of these tomatoes!
It was a pleasant morning to be outside looking at a fresh produce, yummy baked goods, bright flowers, and healthy potted plants. I also saw hummus, bread, cinnamon rolls, blueberry jam, cookies, and honey for sale. So many delicious foods!
Consider supporting your local farmer’s market next weekend. It is a great way to eat seasonal vegetables and to try new types of produce before you grow them in your garden.