“And, most dear actors, eat no onions or garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath; and I do not doubt but to hear them say, it is a sweet comedy.”
– A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act 4, Scene 2), William Shakespeare
It is hard to imagine having anything but sweet breath after leaving the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market this weekend. I must have tried at least a dozen different varieties of pluots, and at least as many peaches and nectarines (my favorite this week).
There were strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Apricots and figs. Melons and tomatoes. All sweet as can be.
Even the greens looked tender and sweet. I couldn’t help but get some of this red kale from Green Gulch Farm. There is something amazing about fresh picked greens grown with care. They look so soft, yet crisp and nutritious.
I would have bought some of the beautiful collards as well if I had been able to resist the beautiful chioggia beets, whose greens came attached for free (here’s my favorite beet recipe). I also grabbed one of their tea bouquets. Yes, we have some seriously sweet breath up in here.
I’m very excited to see that midsummer is in full swing and the eggplants are finally worth noticing. And being the chiliphile that I am, I was delighted to find that the peppers are starting to heat up.
I noticed fresh green beans have appeared too (no wax beans yet).
And lastly, does anyone know what glacier lettuce is??
- Rooted basil (Dirty Girl Produce)
- Romanesco (Dirty Girl Produce)
- Poblano pepper (Happy Quail Farms)
- Pimientos de Padrón (Happy Quail Farms)
- Charentais melon (The Peach Farm)
- Assorted heirloom tomatoes (The Peach Farm)
- Arctic jay nectarine (Kashiwase Farm)
- Honey crisp nectarine (Kashiwase Farm
- Cioggia beets (Green Gulch Farm)
- Tea bouquet (Green Gulch Farm)
- Red kale (Green Gulch Farm)
- Eggs (Marin Sun Farms)
- Yirgacheffe Oromia (Blue Bottle Coffee)
What did summer bring you this week?