Farmers Market Update

by | Apr 4, 2009


It was a perfect day in San Francisco and the farmers market was full of life. Spring is in full swing and it seems like every week something new appears.



Finally the strawberries looked good enough to eat, so I am happy to announce my breakfasts will be getting an upgrade. I also started eating salads again last week, which is refreshing. Still no (good) tomatoes, but I tasted one today and it was greatly improved from when they first came out a few weeks ago. So exciting!

I don’t eat a lot of popcorn or I would have bought this Shaman’s Blue from Tierra Vegetables. Isn’t it spectacular?

Shaman's Blue Popcorn

Shaman's Blue Popcorn

Kumquats are peaking right now (apparently Paredez Farms still felt the need to charge me $0.25 to taste one) and I recommend getting some while you can ($5/lb). It is also a great time for asparagus, baby kale, arugula, artichokes and chard.

Oh! and the morel mushrooms are beautiful at Far West Fungi.

Today’s purchases:

I cannot wait until I show up one morning at the market and it is exploding with cherries. What are you most excited about?

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13 Responses to “Farmers Market Update”

  1. Katie says:

    Nice update. I’m glad that Asparagus is finally back at the markets. I’ve been to a few markets in my area, and it seems like the Asparagus Industry may have a little monopoly, maybe a little price fixing going on: is it 1 for $2 or 3 for $5 at everyone else’s market too?

  2. summertomato fanboy says:

    Love your farmers market update! That blue popcorn looks awesome. The question that everyone is asking, is does the popped popcorn turn out blue?!

  3. dsennerud says:

    You’re making me jealous again… Today at the Athens (OH) farmers market, I think the only produce I saw was apples (and they were probably from last year, too!) For the record, other booths have baked goods, homemade salsas, Indian foods, honey, plants, etc. My favorite bakery sold out before I got there, so I left only with apples and some incredible baba ganu and fattoush.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Darya, maybe you already talked about this in a previous post and I forgot, but what is harissa? I thought it was a spice paste mixture. I’ve eaten it with grilled lamb, delicious! (actually, you’ve eaten it with grilled lamb at my house, too!) But when we made the lamb the only harissa I could find was in a tube (even at Whole Foods). At the time I didn’t know what I was looking for, I just asked someone where they kept their harissa, so I figured that was it. All this time I thought it was the mixture, I didn’t realize harissa was a thing!

  5. Trung says:

    Yay! I’m surprised to see Santa Maria Pinquito Beans on here. Just the mention of them brings me back to Santa Maria Style Tri-Tip sandwiches with a side of salsa and beans, mmm mmmm…

  6. I bought a Meyer lemon yesterday and thought of you!

  7. Karin says:

    Beautiful Kumquats!

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