Picks for the Wednesday February 13th market

Last minutes Valentine’s Day gifts that make you look like you have been planning forever.

A lot of people think any food prepared by someone else is an aphrodisiac

Get a jump start on Valentine’s Day and bring your sweetie to the Wednesday market for the best breakfast and it all happens to be local.   You can also buy the ingredients for the same great breakfast.

The ingredients for a great breakfasts (in bed or otherwise) are all at the Wednesday market.    Including the beans to make great coffee at home  from Gaga Cafe.   Old school breakfast for your sweeties – sausage, ham, bacon, eggs, toast.    Sounds like any old breakfast until you use ingredients all produced within 150 miles of the market.   Somethings, like Parsons Homegrown, and Hector’s honey are less than three miles from Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

Something a little simpler but just as good –Any bread from Full Circle with any jam from Waterhorse Ridge  would be sublime

Good Gal Delights has wonderful treats -” Mindfully healthy, always Delicious. “Have Your Cake and Eat it too!”

Think about this – a basket of beautiful tomatoes from Parsons Homegrown – big, red, juicy tomatoes and for someone you aren’t quite sure about they have some lovely yellow tomatoes too.

And what about a bouquet of beets — Tom Robbins in both Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Jitterbug Perfume celebrates the power of the beat.

“The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious…”

And if it’s baby lettuce party – Min-Hee Hill Gardens has beautiful greens and have recently added dried pepper blends — an easy way to liven up the party.

If it’s just not Valentine’s Day unless it’s heart-shaped — The Garden Wild has wonderful heart shaped soaps and bath bombs.  Willow Design has wonderful heart-shapes in bracelets and earrings.

And if you just can’t decide what would be  perfect  —  a gift certificate from the market might just be the ticket.