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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Farmer's Market Day at the Ferry Building, A Market Madness Melange of Spring Vegetables & Prawns

The Ferry Building was all abuzz with Spring produce on this glorious day in San Francisco.

Braising greens, tender shoots & lettuces of every variety were showcased as were English peas, snap peas, asparagus, spring onions, strawberries, Spanish black radishes, wild mushrooms galore including honeycomb-like morels. Root vegetables were out in full force. New potatoes, baby carrots, turnips.

It was a cornucopia of plenty.

Surprisingly, I also saw robust chesty tomatoes as well as cherries but steered clear for fear of being disappointed this early in the season. Apples & clementines seem to be lingering. Go figure!

Hog Island Oyster Co. had some lovely rosy-colored prawns #16 (about 16 to the lb.), so I bought 3/4 lb. of those for me & the hubby.

I've got two meals worth of luscious veggies. What to do? What to do? ;P

Here's a little peek at today's greatest hits at The San Francisco Ferry Building's Farmer's Market:

Tomatoes in April???

Fresh Daikon

1 comment:

Jack (Ric) said...

Your photos are almost edible. Amazing - well done!
I wish I was there walking that Farmer's Mkt. with you....but this is next best - to see the wonders through your eyes.
People take a lot for granted, including one of the best markets in the world - they really shouldn't.

Have a wondrous weekend!