I found myself up in Santa Monica this past week visiting the famed farmer’s market there and was truly blown away by the quality of fruit on those tables. I had been once before on the weekend and couldn’t figure out what the fuss was about, but apparently vendors pull out all the stops for the restauranteurs that show up on Wednesdays. Or someone spread the word that THE fruit maven was coming this time, hard to say…

One of the first little fruit that caught my eye was this Desert Gold Peach. Is it me or does it look like a heart? It’s a heart! Fruit! A heart fruit!. I have a history with heart shaped fruit, but none so surprising and obvious! It was love at first fruit.

This set me off on a tizzy of peach buying apparently because somehow I ended up with no less than five different varieties in my bag. This is compared to zero varieties of apricots, which were also in abundance but um…obviously I don’t like very much. I’ve only ever talked about one other peach, which was the O’Henry and it was my first post on Fruit Maven. At the time, I had a wordpress hosted site and my very first comment was about how I shouldn’t be so mean to peaches. From that moment on I was hooked on blogging!

P.S. Don’t like peaches? Don’t worry! There are none (zero!) in my new book, Fruit is Fabulous: An Alphabet Book. It’s a healthy, fun digital book of fruit for kids and adults available on Kindle – designed for lovers and haters of peaches alike. You’re going to love it! I just know it.

Sugar Time Peach

Sunlit Snow Peach

Queen Sauzee Donut Peach

Rings of Saturn Donut Peach

Desert Gold Peach