I went to visit my sister in D.C today and we stopped by Eastern Market around 4:30 to do a little browsing. When we went to check out the farmer’s market, a big, burly, bearded, tattooed guy was shouting “$1 sale! Cantaloupes $1 a piece, peaches and tomatoes $1 a pound, strawberries $1 a box!” So we rushed the fruit and vegetable stands, waited in line for 10 minutes, had our produce weighed and voila! For $8 I bought a cantaloupe, two boxes of strawberries, five ears of corn, three giant tomatoes and a bunch of peaches! It was the most exciting moment of my day. I don’t know if this kind of thing is common at farmer’s markets right before closing, but I’m feeling pretty lucky right now, like I’ve discovered some kind of secret.