Normally in San Francisco we lament our lack of summer. Despite being in California, this city is notorious for being buried under a 300 ft blanket of fog from June til August. But this year, winter is oddly lacking.
We’ve had some rainy days here and there, but they haven’t lasted long and have been interrupted with unapologetic bursts of sunshine. As you can imagine, this is affecting our crops.
Even though we’re only half way through February, winter produce has dwindled dramatically, and we’re already seeing spring vegetables like fava beans and green onions.
I don’t know if this makes me happy or sad, but it is definitely odd. I mean, isn’t there something wrong with this picture?
But the nice part is walking through the market is a pleasure. The sun is out, but I haven’t seen the thick crowds we get in the summertime on those rare nice days.
Today I focused largely on green vegetables, but also brought home some seasonal goodies like mandarins and walnut oil.
I’m not sure what to make of the weather, but at least I’ll be eating well.
Today’s purchases (~$40):
- Assorted carrots (County Line Harvest)
- Baby fennel (County Line Harvest)
- Kabocha squash (County Line Harvest)
- Baby broccoli (Chue’s Farm)
- Lo bok (Chue’s Farm)
- Garlic (Chue’s Farm)
- Spring onions (Star Route Farms)
- Rosemary (Star Route Farms)
- Satsuma mandarins (Paradez Farms)
- Walnut oil (Glashoff Farms)