Irvine’s Farmer’s Market

We began going when we moved to Irvine. Then, after a few weeks, they changed to rules to prohibit dogs! Overzealous health department regulations.

The crowds dropped. Dogs are welcome again!

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This was intended to be a vlog entry. Then I saw myself in the mirror. Never mind. I’ll type.

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Helaine and I went to Irvine’s farmer’s market. It runs year round in the Orange County Great Park, what used to be the massive El Toro Marine Air Station.

We began going when we moved to Irvine. Then, after a few weeks, they changed to rules to prohibit dogs! Overzealous health department regulations.

The crowds dropped. Dogs are welcome again!

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There are many reasons I enjoy this farmer’s market. All the produce stands give out samples. California fruits and veggies are very tasty.

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Not far away are the food trucks. This has become quite the niche recently. Today we saw crepes, oven fired pizza, Mexican and a bunch of others. I had a caprese crepe with chipotle instead of the pesto they’d run out of. Yum!

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Then there are the dogs. Doppler gets plenty of quality sniffing time.

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The place is filled with little kids. Between birth and three or four, kids are 100% adorable. There are few teens and adolescents, plenty of pre-schoolers.

They like Doppler. The feeling is mutual.

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This park is a huge space with lots of unusual installations, like a farm growing hydroponic organic vegetables on raised beds.

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Finally, we’ve got a balloon. It’s tethered and takes sightseers up 400 feet for a view of the area I still need to get!

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2 thoughts on “Irvine’s Farmer’s Market”

  1. OH! Geoff I so want to gobble up those nice juicy looking red tomatoes. And Doppler too, but in a different way, she is so cute!
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  2. Geoff,
    I’m sooooo jealous! I love a good farmers market! You have a goldmine there! All year round to boot? mind you, I enjoy the local farmers market here in CT during the summer/fall. But nothing compares like that! May need to put this on my bucket list.

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