Tasting a Santa Rosa Plum for the first time a few years ago opened my eyes (and mouth) to the fact that I had probably never really tasted a plum before. Sure, I had technically eaten things called plums, but in reality those were mushy watered-down purple round things disguised as plums.
Santa Rosa plums are small. They take only two or three bites to finish, so you might think they aren't worth your time. But you would be so wrong, because they are sweet with a tart finish and full of flavor. They are what summer tastes like. Until tomato season anyway, then that's what summer tastes like.
Anyway, all that to say is that Santa Rosa plums from Larken Farms in Waxahachie were available at White Rock Local Market and Coppell Farmer's Market this past Saturday. Which means if you are interested in tasting the amazingness you better jump on it, because they will only be around for a few weeks. (If anyone knows another farm that has them in the area, let's hear it.)More »