Did you know that there’s a Farmer’s Market every Sunday at Newport Beach CA? We arrived at the parking to grab some breakfast at Mutt Lynch’s first and then take a walk over to the tents. I used to order pancakes at Mutt Lynch’s, but I’ve been in a sandwich and bacon for breakfast mood lately. Instead of getting home fries as my side, I chose mixed fruits.
The only disappointing thing about the plate was that the apple slices were super soft and were bruised. I’ll get back to Mutts as we had more friends join us and I was able to check out their other breakfast items.
I didn’t realize it was a Newport Beach Farmers Market until we noticed fresh veggie and fruit stands. There was a bunch of carrots, artichokes, eggplants, and squashes on one stand, and pink lady apples, persimmons, and grapes at another.
I’ve wanted to try Pink Lady Apples after I saw them at the market so I was lucky enough to try a sample. It’s really crispy and sweet. The fruits at this vendor were expensive but it’s perfect to support local farmers at the Newport Beach Farmers Market.
There were different fruit samples along the stands.
Asian pears are super juicy, sweet, crunchy and watery. The persimmons at this stand is crunchy and not too sweet.
Hachiya persimmons are squishy, soft, and super ripe which makes it on the sweet side. I prefer the regular persimmons as they’re not as ripe and is crunchy.
We stopped by a honey stand where the kind man gave out samples of all the different unique honey flavors. The flavors are unique depending on what kind of trees the bees pollinate. The avocado tree honey was very different compared to the typical honey.
I covered their faced with cute Google emojis as courtesy to their privacy 🙂 There are a lot of unique honey flavor sticks which are 4 for $1 so we bought chocolate, vanilla honey, raspberry, and another flavor I don’t remember. This brought back memories of when I was in 2nd grade and the teachers passed out honey sticks while picnicking at a park.
It’s always awesome to see produce with no artificial chemicals, pesticides, and fungicides.
I love pita bread, pita chips, and hummus so I was so excited to see a tent for awesome, unique, and flavorful pita chips and hummus. We tried the roasted bell pepper hummus and then the garlic one which was amazing.
We enjoyed it so much we bought a bag of fried pita chips and the Garlic Red Bell Pepper Hummus Dip.
Here are some fresh picked berries.
There was a vendor welling veggie/ fruit juice blends. From a small sample I tried, I knew I would be able to make my own with a blender or juicer. There were familiar tastes such as kale, beets, apples, and other juices.
After the walk around each of the tents, we made our way down to the Newport Pier. Some patches of clouds were gray as if it was going to rain. Amateur fishers were all along the pier to catch the many mackerel that were visible without polarized sunglasses. Buckets the fishers had been filled with mackerel. Seagulls and pigeons were on the pier full force as they’re
attracted to the fish leftovers. They seem to be well fed as they were plump and food was plenty.
After a nice day at the beach, we headed for Hi-Times Wine Cellar to introduce our friends to this awesome place.
If you want to check out Newport Beach Farmer’s Market, go to the Newport Pier every Sunday for fresh fruits, veggies, honey, and pita chips and hummus.