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: