As San Francisco heads into harvest season, local farmers markets are starting to fill with gorgeous fall produce. While you're perusing the squash options, don't forget to grab the last of some produce you won't see again until next summer.
Saturdays at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is easily one of the best ways to procure California’s finest and freshest produce. Along with the dozens of farmers, artisans, and food makers, there are also a plethora of food stands for you to brunch at (food shopping is hard work and should never be done on an empty stomach). But with so many different vendors—what should you eat? Fret not, here are our favorites.
San Francisco may not be the most child-friendly city on the map, but this weekend it was definitely the most kid-friendly.
Shopping with chef Chris Cosentino of Incanto restaurant can be an adventure. His Food Network series Chef vs. City and his many appearances on shows like Iron Chef America and Best Thing I Ever Ate have made him something of a local celebrity. As we walked through the market on a recent Saturday heads were definitely turning and I even caught a few folks whipping out their camera phones to get a candid photo of the chef in action. Chris’s gregarious personality lends itself well to television, but he’s deeply dedicated to the Bay Area and has a tremendous amount of respect for the farmers who grow the food he cooks.
Lulu Meyer gives us the scoop on the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
It’s a new year and many of our market sellers have exciting new products in the works. Over the next few months we’ll see the unveiling of everything from whole-wheat cake mix, to walnut oil to small-batch preserves. Needless to say, there will be lots to taste and enjoy in 2010. This week I was particularly excited to hear about these new cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery.