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La Jolla Farmers’ Market – Part 2

September 16, 2009 | By | Reply More

I know I already posted about the La Jolla Farmers’ Market (May 2008), but recently I discovered some exciting new vendors with remarkable products, and I can’t stop myself from telling you about them.

First, the darling Swiss couple pictured to the right are serving authentic birchermuesli and a wonderful apple pastry. After consuming both items, I considered yodeling to show my enthusiasm.

I also sampled at 410 Degrees where Derek Jaeger and his partner Adam Koven produce the most delicious cookies I have ever tasted – and that’s a lot (which explains why I am not a size 8.) Consider this: their signature PB Overload contains Reese’s chips and a thick peanut butter crème. The lemon basil cookie is made with candied macadamia nuts and dried berries. I could go on, but writing about them is activating my sweet tooth.

On the non-food side of things: Toni Renier at Square Meadows a photographer who transfers her images to tiles that can be used for table tops, tile walls, or decorative floors. She also puts her pictures on tee-shirts, coffee mugs, greeting cards, and other personalized gifts. In addition, she can use your photos in any of these applications.

Wendy Telford travels to Italy and brings home beautiful hand-painted ceramics that are both useful and decorative.

Having raved about muesli, and cookies, and ceramics – I have to tell you that the most memorable vender was Omar Sao, selling fabulous colorful African baskets.
“The women in my village made baskets and let me sell them to pay my tuition. Now I’ve graduated and I’m still selling baskets and sending the money to them,” he told me. “Many people rely on the money I send, so I have to sell a lot of baskets.”

That shouldn’t be hard because these baskets are really stunning.

The Market also knows as the La Jolla Open Aire Market takes place every Sunday from 9am to 1pm on the playground of La Jolla Elementary School on upper Girard (in the village).
Go – and treat yourself to some birchermuesli.

Then do something nice for the women in Omar’s village.

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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