Why, hello you sweet thing!

Well, hello you sweet thing! I can’t wait to pop you into my mouth and taste your most incredible sweetness!

Yes, I am talking about all the amazing fruit available at the farmers market these days. I must mention the luscious just-ripe oranges, the last of the tart apples and the sweetest strawberries you can find. Of course Valentine’s Day is a day for romance, but it is also a day about food. At the farmers market, we embrace the food part. Not only do the markets have the freshest and tastiest fruit available, we also have some extraordinary treats that would satisfy any sweet tooth.

You will find at Jesse Owens on Fridays a tasty sampling of sweet pies, luscious fudge and the fluffiest sweet rolls. At Saturday’s market in Oro Valley become acquainted with beautifully detailed sugar cookies, divine fruit breads and the creamiest creme pies around. At St. Philips Plaza on Sunday you will find gluten-free cookies, pies and brownies, buttery croissants, dreamy brioche and raw chocolate desserts that satisfy any special diet.

As the old adage goes, the quickest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. As Valentine’s Day approaches (next Thursday!), consider spending this weekend prior visiting the farmers markets. Unforgettable food and quality time with your special someone–now that is a really memorable treat!