Hello! How are you? It’s been a while.
Last we spoke, I was on my way up north (to the Bay Area) where Andrew and I were determined to find a new place to live in just a two-day window. I am relieved and excited to say that we found a great place! It was the very last residence that we saw (out of 8, I believe), and it was an instant winner.
It’s in Campbell, California, which from what I gathered is an up and coming old-town-turned-new-hip-hotspot that is home to one of the best farmers markets in Silicon Valley.
“Best Farmers Market” is a pretty bold claim, especially in the eyes of someone who currently frequents what is, in my opinion, the best farmers market in all of LA. However! I actually did think it was pretty impressive.
The fruit and vegetable selection was just about on par with our current Mar Vista market, minus a few varieties of pluots. The peaches were phenomenal, even the organic ones were huge and so, so flavorful. And we got a killer deal on a big bag of tiny brussels sprouts that we’ve been eating all week.
There were bouquets of wild flowers that I had a hard time refraining from buying, despite the 6 hour drive we had ahead of us. And while we didn’t buy any hummus or mole during our market visit, we got several strong recommendations from locals to do so.
Leaving our beloved Mar Vista farmers market was going to be one of the hardest things about leaving LA for me, so I’m glad to know that we’ll be in good hands with our new Campbell farmers market.
I’m finding that a big move like this feels much less overwhelming when you know you’re going to have a place to live! It’s also fun now that Andrew and I get to start imagining our new setup: which of our things will go where, what we’re envisioning for the ***backyard***, etc.
We still need to find a gym up there, but one area perk I’m pretty excited about is a local running/biking trail that spans the entire city, and winds around a reservoir or two. That path will essentially be our fitness backup plan in the event that we (for some crazy reason) can’t find a serviceable gym in the area.
So that’s my life update. Now I better get back to packing. I think I’m on box #19 of an estimated 300,000… 🙂