Farmers’ Market Update

by | Aug 16, 2008

Picture from Green Gulch Farm this morning at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market.

Today’s purchases include:

  • Pimientos de Padron
  • Assorted hot chilies
  • Mediterranean cucumbers
  • Mayacoba heirloom beans
  • Rainbow chard
  • Pullet eggs
  • Summer squash
  • Flavor King pluots
  • Assorted peaches, nectarines
  • Blackberries
  • Assorted eggplant
  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Early girl tomatoes

From Valencia Farmers Market:

  • leeks
  • basil
  • mint
  • avocado

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6 Responses to “Farmers’ Market Update”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow, great picture! Is that stinging nettle? what would you do with that?

  2. Darya Pino says:

    Anon:Actually, I think those flowers you are referring to are Bull Thistleand are probably just decoration. However, many booths at the market do have Stinging Nettle, the leaves of which can be used for cooking. Reportedly it is a very nutritious green, but I have not tried it. Maybe I should.

  3. Chinasaur says:

    Can you cook thistle? To me those look more like (the closely related) artichoke in flower.Nettle soups and pastas are interesting, kind of earthy, but I’d say more healthy than delicious. And if you’re going for healthy, might be easier just to make nettle tea.I was excited to see the green zebras are starting to appear, although maybe they’re not at their peak? I took your advice and picked up some pimientos de padron, so we’ll see how capsaicin roulette goes.

  4. Darya Pino says:

    Chinasaur:I think you’re right about the artichoke flowers. I just zoomed in and took a closer look. Good call. Enjoy your Padrones!

  5. Kerry says:

    What a great variety at your farmer’s market!Hey, I’m hosting a Farmer’s Market Report. Maybe you’d like to submit this post? Come on over and check it out: http://toeverymeal.blogspot.com/2008/08/farmers-market-report-august-23rd.html

  6. Kerry says:

    Thanks for submitting your post. I’ll have this week’s Farmer’s Market Report up by 10AM. Hope to see you then!www.toeverymeal.blogspot.com

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