He said in his authentic and weathered Greek accent as if we were in a village, "You like apples? Good take one."
"You like plums? Perfect have this."
I smiled as I took a bite out of the ripe plum pulled from the crate of the Pete's Market, that he has owned for over 40 years.
It was perfect.
"Well I have to buy something, like olive oil, orzo...something," I said.
"No come back and then you buy something. See we nice people over here," he commented.
I will be back. Because it wasn't just his abundance of colorful and assorted fruit that made this man so precious, it was his fruitful life, full of family, culture, love, wine and well of course food.