Farmer’s Market Find: Apples and Pumpkins

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June gloom lasted until September; the sun would only come out to tease us and quickly retreat as soon as we put on our sunblock. Well, Summer is finally, really finally upon us in San Francisco. The birds are chirping at 6 AM and I have not woke up to the sound of fog siren almost all week. All of the restaurants with an outdoor patio or rooftop are booked and the lines at Bi-Rite Creamery and Humphry Slocombe are growing by the minute. Thus, it was ironic to find apples, pears, dried fruit, and pumpkins at the FM this past weekend. I decided to have brunch with a good friend at the Ferry Plaza Market on Saturday. To my surprise, the market was not crowded as it normally is. Actually, there were no lines or a thick crowd to push yourself through. Everyone must have been at the beach.

Side note: I unlocked the CNN Healthy Eater Badge on 4Square by checking into the farmer’s market. Read more about it here.

Ferry Plaza Saturday Farmer’s Market:

 

Ferry Plaza Saturday Farmer's Market

Cranberry Shelling Beans

Dried Peaches

Purple and Green Okra

All sorts of grapes can be found since we live so close to wine country!

Oranges! Oranges are normally a winter fruit, but they can grow year round in some parts of the state. These are from..

Age-dried goat cheese that does not need to be refrigerated! Great for hikes and picnics.

Basil and tomatoes, the epitome of Summer!

Happy Girl Kitchen perserves! The raspberry-lemon is so good! I topped pancakes with the jam.

Pink Pearl Apples have a pink flesh and tart flavor. They are great for cooking and baking and retains their pink color.

Pumpkin, oh yes, Halloween is only 4 weeks away.

I love the views this FM offers- the Bay Bridge, connecting San Francisco to the East Bay Area.

Beautiful array of different peppers. Such a sight!


Chestnuts

Fort Mason Farmer’s Market:

Asian Pears aka Apple Pear are my favorite type of apples. They are really juicey, sweet, and crisp. Contrary to their name, they are not a cross between apples and pears.

A flat of tomatoes were being sold for only $12- significant drop from 3 weeks ago, where they were being sold for $20/flat. Don't these heirlooms look like giant candy?

My Sunday morning ritual: walk/jog through Crissy Field before getting my week's groceries at the Fort Mason Farmer's Market.

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