Ever since grocery-store tomatoes got as costly as meat, we've been garnishing our routine sandwiches with other things. If the love apple is a luxury anyway, might as well hold out for the ripeness, taste, and texture of a locally grown, recently harvested 'mater like the ones currently available from Brent McCaleb of Sunny Boy Produce.
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McCaleb vends the produce of his uncle's Yuma farm at the Borgata of Scottsdale's Friday market and entertainment event, through April 24, and also at the twice-monthly San Tan Village farmers' market in Gilbert. The Borgata event is from 1 to 7 p.m., which is swell for people who tend to be at work during weekday morning markets. Sounds like a nice low-pressure segue into the weekend, too.
This Saturday, March 21, is the every-third-Saturday Estrella Lakeside Market in Goodyear. It closes for the summer as well, so you have only a few more chances to check it out before fall. Say hey to Farmer Dave and the ubiquitous and fabulous folks from The Tamale Store.