Wednesday September 26, 2012

Norman Brothers Produce

norman brothers produce

If you should find yourself down in Kendall, there’s a nifty little produce market that you should check out. Norman Brothers is sort of a cross between a Fresh Market and Trader Joe’s (coming to Miami!), but it’s a one-off, family owned place, so it’s got a unique and funky flavor. Right at the entrance there’s a bunch of green ceramic grills for sale. I just snapped a few pictures as I checked it out a few weeks ago:

norman brothers produce

Regular eggs on the left, double-yolk brown eggs on the right.

norman brothers produce

Cakes to be reckoned with.

norman brothers produce

You enjoy the fungus? You like putting fungus in your mouth? Boy have they got you covered. A really nice selection of fungus.

norman brothers produce

Actually the best part for me was the selection of cheeses. Pretty good prices, too.

norman brothers produce

Big wheels.

norman brothers produce

It’s a market in Miami, so you expect great seafood. This stuff looked especially fresh though. Not sure if it was just great looking that day, but I bet not.

norman brothers produce

They’re rapidly on the way to proving that refined sugar is just about as bad for you as cigarette smoke. Poison, really. Take my advice: treat yourself now.

norman brothers produce

If on the other hand you prefer staying on the cutting edge of not eating poison, get yourself some fruit. These peaches are flat on purpose. They looked amazing.

norman brothers produce

Avocados, limes, lemongrass, lychees, guava, kumquats, coconuts, kiwi … they’ve got that.

norman brothers produce

San Marzano tomatoes in a variety of sizes and finishes, with all the usual accoutrements.

norman brothers produce

Plus there is also a sandwich station, a smoothie bar, and all that stuff. Also: this crazy coffee situation. Seems that the bottom row is all flavored stuff and the yellow is all decaf flavors. The row of dark-green things on the top left seems to be actual roasts, with names like Classic European Blend and Colombia Supremo, and prices from $13 to $15 a pound. No word on whether it’s roasted on premises.

norman brothers produce

As always, I like to end these things with some ugly tomatoes. (Not pictured: green tomatoes, replete witha recipe for fried green tomatoes.)

Norman Brothers Produce
7621 S.W. 87th Ave.

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