Friday, January 22, 2010

Local Tangerines

How more locally grown can you get? Turning the corner at our street after school, we saw some people with a fruit stand in the vacant piece of land there. We drove on by, went home then walked outside in our backyard down our stairs to them. Nicely located, huh!

They had avocados (not ripe at all), tangerines and lemons. They had made juice from some (juicing) tangerines that was just out of this world! Beautiful vibrant color and perfectly flavored. We bought 10 tangerines for $1.
I spoke to them a little asking if they grew them and they did. I mentioned that our orange tree was not quite ready, they were still a little sour, and they said theirs was too. I found out that they live right down the road from us! (Now I must find that avocado tree! hahaha)

Boy those tangerines were good, a few had seeds though. I love how easy they are to peel, and the kids enjoyed them.

Local tangerines, from down the road! Even our Farmer's Market here isn't that local. =)

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4 Lovely Comments:

Leslie M. said...

Your pictures are so gorgeous! I love Veggies but I am craving a tangerine right now! NO LIE. You can cook but you are a world class photographer as well!
holy moly!
Leslie Loves Veggies

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

I'm on a clementine kick right now! I don't even think I've ever had a tangerine - are they similar??

Grammy Blick said...

Oh, how I miss those trees!! My aunt had an enormous avocado tree in her back yard in Long Beach, and there was an even better one at a friend's home in Bellflower. When we made a trip back to see them, we'd carry an extra suitcase to bring avocados home. Could we help it that we visited when they were ripe? Enjoy!

Holly said...

Mmmm....that looks so good! How lucky are you to live in an area where you can grow your own citrus!

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