Foodie Roadtrip Find: Caviar-Like Limes in Santa Monica, California

Early Fall means finger limes – a new breed of citrus in California, originating in Australia – arrives in Southern California farmers’ markets.

The newspapers and magazines have discovered these gems, today featured in the Wall Street Journal. Here’s a full post and video about this fabulous discovery when I tasted the finger limes last fall.

Plan Your Epicuring Outing:

Where & why: You can meet the farmers and taste the limes at the Saturday Santa Monica farmers market. It’s not often that a fruit can entertain kids like  these pop rock-like limes. (They’d be super fun mixed with popping pomegranate seeds!)

How much: Last Fall the Shanley family was selling clamshells of finger limes for about $10. It’s totally worth the expense even if you’re on a budget as each lime is full of the caviar-like lime sacs which make the perfect cocktail accompaniment.

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