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Downtown Phoenix Public Market: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting After

The Spot: Downtown Phoenix Farmer's Market, Saturday mornings until 1 p.m.

See Also: - Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Farmers' Markets - Slade Grove: Caramelpalooza Candymakers - The Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market: Grilled Breakfast Burritos, Public Market Fresca, and Calendula Flowers By The Bundle

What We Bought: With oodles of fresh produce to be had at the market and pretty much no convenient grocery store for downtowners, the Saturday farmer's market at DPPM is good at keeping hipsters fed organically and locally. But before you start loading up your reusable shopping bags, stop by the Mi Salsa's stand for a grilled breakfast burrito. Our favorite is the chorizo burrito ($5), complete with eggs, potatoes, cheese, beans and your choice of Mi Salsa salsa.

Since it's citrus season, we had to get some of the sweet and sour stuff. We grabbed two blood oranges from One Windmill Farms for $3.20. Finally, feeling adventurous, we got a rather large $2 goose egg from Hadley Farmship, who said they'd have quail eggs in the future too. Later on we turned that goose egg into a super easy and tasty soufflé.

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What We Skipped: To be honest, we didn't completely pass this one by -- Slade Grove's sweets are just too tasty to not grab a sample. Plus, he just started making a bacon caramel, which is like the two best things in one thing. However, we didn't feel like shelling out $10 for six ounces of candy... even though they're totally worth it.

What We're Still Lusting Over: The hardest part of this trip to the market was leaving behind Fiscalini's San Joaquin Gold raw milk cheese. The tart young parmesan with a manchego preparation would be the perfect addition to any salad or antipasto plate. Next week, we'll be sure to bring $12 for a slice of the wheel.

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