Have I told you how much I love farmers markets? I LOVE LOVE LOVE farmers markets!!! Growing up in Vietnam, my mom took me to the market just about every day. The reason? Most Vietnamese people are poor and do not own a fridge. We grew accustomed to cooking with incredibly fresh ingredients, whether it is just butchered meat, fish caught from a nearby river, or locally grown produce so I appreciate the products offered at farmers markets. Vu and I spent Saturday morning at the Little Italy Mercato. Spanning 3 blocks, it has just about everything. Local farms showcase their organic fruits, vegetables, and gorgeous flowers. Food vendors offer everything from coffee, fresh juice, crepes, French and Greek pastries, pizza, panini, to fresh oysters and sea urchins. You can also find honey, fresh pasta, tea, chocolate, and other gourmet products. Two more things that I particularly love about the Little Italy Mercato are local musicians serenading us while we stroll through the market and no restriction on our furry friends coming along. We cannot wait to bring Betsy next time! The Little Italy Mercato is definitely the best farmers market in San Diego!