Farmers Market Update: Rain

by | Nov 1, 2008

It was raining pretty hard this morning and I admit it was difficult to motivate for the farmers market. I procrastinated for several hours before finally deciding that I just could not abandon my future self to subsist on sub-par vegetables and fruits for the rest of the week. And if I didn’t go, what would I write about?

I also remembered that because of the rain, this is the last week I can get summer tomatoes until summer 2009. That clinched it.

Yes, for future Darya and for all of you I braved the wet weather. As luck would have it, within ten minutes of arriving a gust of wind spilled the rain that had collected in the top of one of the vendor’s tents and dumped about half a gallon of water on my head. Sigh.

But even though it was kind of miserable, my trip to the market was definitely worth it. Now I know for certain I will be eating amazing food all week.
Today’s purchases include:
  • Dinosaur kale
  • Gold chard
  • Baby artichokes
  • Flame grapes
  • Giant fuyu persimmons
  • Hachiya persimmons
  • Pomegranate
  • Padrones
  • Mediterranean cucumbers
  • Early girl tomatoes
  • Soul Food eggs
  • Pain epi loaf
  • Organic coffee
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8 Responses to “Farmers Market Update: Rain”

  1. Jed Wolpaw says:

    I would like to inquire as to whether the following are real things:1. Dinosaur kale2. Giant fuyus (persimmons or other)3. Early girl tomatoes4. Soul food eggs

  2. Darya Pino says:

    jed:It depends what you mean by “real.” If you mean “real American,” they are from San Francisco so probably not.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Could life get any better, still seeing Padrones and EG tomatoes in November?! And those cucumbers continue to go largely undiscovered among our fellow citizens, I predict that they’ll be next ‘arugula!’

  4. Darya Pino says:

    anon:Great news! The folks at Happy Quail Farms say padrones are doing great and will definitely be around through November!

  5. Michael Wong says:

    hi, any interest in exchanging blog roll links with a PR5 blog? if yes, leave your blog url as a comment at:'ll link to you first, then when you have time, link back. 🙂

  6. MB says:

    Do you take the pictures that are shown here? Do the vendors know you write a blog?….MB

  7. Darya Pino says:

    MB:I do take the pics, though sometimes I get a little help from my friends.Some of the vendors know what I do, the ones I have good relationships with. Generally I don’t formally announce myself so I can remain a little incognito.

  8. Anonymous says:

    This persimmon picture is still one of my all-time favorite farmers market update pictures. I come back every once in a while to find it!

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