Farmers Market Update: Pneumonia

by | Aug 8, 2010
Bicolor Corn

Bicolor Corn

You’re probably sick of hearing about how sick I am. Trust me, so am I.

On Tuesday I was diagnosed with pneumonia. Fortunately antibiotics are a miracle and I’m definitely getting better. But I still would have stayed home from the farmers market this weekend to rest up if the wonderful lady that was scheduled to cover the Farmers Market Update this week hadn’t come down with strep throat. Seriously, what’s up with all the summer illness?!

Flavor Grenade Pluots

Flavor Grenade Pluots

Flavor King Pluots

Flavor King Pluots

Though my energy was low, a couple things were notable from the market this week. We are definitely seeing the transition into late summer. The flavor king pluots at Frog Hollow Farm have arrived. These are magical fruits. If you’re in SF you absolutely must find a way to try one in the next few weeks. I promise you won’t regret it.

We are also in the midst of melon season. I’ve only tried a few, but so far they are sweet and flavorful. Next weekend I’m getting a watermelon for sure.

White & Yellow Nectarines

White & Yellow Nectarines

Summer Melons

Summer Melons

I was also surprised to see grapes appearing already. Though I love grapes, this makes me kind of sad. Grapes remind me of fall, and it has been so cold this summer in SF the idea of skipping the rest of the season is heartbreaking. Fingers crossed for a warm September.

Gravenstein Apples

Gravenstein Apples

First Grapes

First Grapes

Seeing these apples would have made me sad as well, but I recently learned (thanks Pim!) that Gravenstein apples are summer apples. I don’t bake pies, but apparently they work nicely for baking.

I hope the rest of you are healthy and happy, and having a wonderful weekend.

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2 Responses to “Farmers Market Update: Pneumonia”

  1. Cathy says:

    Beautiful photos! The selection here at the farmers markets in So. Cal. is very similar. We had grapes disappear for barely a month and now they are back and quite delicious! Lots of pluots, nectarines, peaches and melons. Tons of tomatoes and just about every other veggie besides the winter squash. It seems like almost everything is in season – the only thing I’m really missing is artichokes.

    Feel better! I know someone else with pneumonia right now – strangest thing, she felt fine but had been coughing so she went to get it checked out. Voila…pneumonia! Anyhow… take care and get well soon!

  2. E. Foley says:

    YAY, passport melon! 🙂

    Sadly, I missed the farmers market today because I was still in Indianapolis. Will have to forage for produce elsewhere this week…

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