During my lunch break today, I took a stroll through the San Pedro Farmer’s Market in San Jose. Every Friday, a portion of San Pedro street is closed off to hold a farmer’s market where vendors set up shop to sell their products. Products include produce, vegetables, flowers, spices, food, as well as other knick knacks. Most vendors let you try their fruit before you buy it, and the prices don’t seem too bad (although I don’t have much to compare to since I don’t go to farmer’s markets often. I ended up buying 3 pounds of peaches and nectarines, and at $1 per pound, it equated to about 6 pieces of whole fruit for $3.
It was about 1:15pm when I stopped by, but it wasn’t very crowded at all. I think it is because most people go during their lunch breaks (usually around 12pm) so I just missed the rush. In addition, there was even a guy playing live music for your enjoyment! But the truth is, you should know how to pick out good fruit and vegetables before going to any farmer’s market because the vendor I bought from wasn’t very helpful. I had to call my mom and ask her how to pick out good peaches and nectarines because I had no clue how to pick the ripe ones. I haven’t tried any yet, but once I do I will let you guys know if it is any good and whether you should check out this farmer’s market.