In Southern California, with so much produce grown near by, any Farmers Market is filled with a huge variety of fresh, colourful local produce. At the Wednesday Carlsbad Farmers Market shoppers browse and pick the perfect piece of fruit or freshest vegetable, while farmers lay out their produce on tables straight from the back of their trucks.
Bunches of beetroot for sale with a sigh declaring no sprays; A stall holder collects money for strawberries as a woman selects produce in the background.
A table covered with purple kohlrabi and orange carrots.
Boxes filled with zucchini, eggplant and broccoli in front of the farmer’s truck; Tender bunches of asparagus for sale.
A shopper fills a bag with blueberries; A table covered in local vine ripened tomatoes.
Behind a pile of corn a stall holder prepares fresh slices of watermelon to taste; A shopper selects the perfect tomato from a stall also selling squash and zucchini.
Looking down a line of tables laden with colourful fresh produce, including spring onions; A man leans his arm on a box holding avocados for sale, the farmer’s truck behind.
A young blonde boy tastes fresh fruit at a nectarine stall.
A man selling green hanging plants sits in his van, waiting for customers; A variety of herbs as well as oranges for sale as a stall holder reaches into his van.
A stall holder hands out slices of orange to taste; A pile of blood oranges and lemons for sale.
Colourful capsicums, peppers and lettuce for sale.
A box filled with yellow zucchini flowers; Looking down a line of tables laden with fresh colourful produce, including spinach.
Punnets of bright red fresh strawberries; A stall holder puts strawberries into punnets ready to sell immediately, along with limes and eggplant.