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Market Watch: A Symphony of Bittersweet Flavors

Juicy blood oranges ferry plaza

From kumquats and blood oranges to sweet, fragrant green garlic, lemony sorrel and punchy dandelion greens, winter at the farmers market is a symphony of bittersweet flavors. This month at CUESA and the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market we’ll be celebrating the bitter, the sweet, and everything in between.

Market Watch: Little Apple Granola

In 1999, Dan Lehrer and his wife Joanne Krueger (of Flatland Flower Farm), moved to Sebastopol and took over a small apple orchard. They then converted the land to organic, planted new varieties of heirloom apples and erected three greenhouses on the property to grow plant starts. Their apples are harvested in late summer, and for much of the year they offer edible, native and rare plant starts to market shoppers.

Market Watch: Chicories are the New Kale

Kale has gotten a lot of attention in the past couple of years, and though I was partial to this leafy stalwart long before the recent craze, this winter is all about the chicories for me.

Market Watch: January is Good Food Month at the Ferry Building

Good Food Awards 2014

In addition to providing access to fresh, local fruits and veggies to Bay Area residents, CUESA has also been incubating and supporting small artisan food businesses for 20 years through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This month we are celebrating small food crafters from our market and beyond as we host two events focused on artisanal food producers.

Market Watch: Holiday Inspiration from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Gift Coins, Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

This holiday season, give the gift of good food while supporting local farmers and food artisans.

Market Watch: Cold Season Cures from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

When the temperatures drop, cold season always rears its ugly head. Luckily, at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, there are many natural, nutritional ways to help keep the dreaded cold or flu at bay.

Market Watch: Five Don't-Miss Happenings in November

This month, I’ll be scoping out the market and searching CUESA’s seasonal recipe archives for dishes to wow my friends and family with on Thanksgiving. In addition to the return of some of late-fall and early-winter favorites like citrus, cardoons and kiwi, there are many great things happening at CUESA and the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market this November that you won’t want to miss.

Market Watch: Seasonal Market Favorites From the Chefs at Fog City

Erik Lowe and Aaron Toensing are well accustomed to scouring the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market for their seasonal menus.

Market Watch: Harvest Festival Pie Contest

October is the month to enjoy the first pick of almonds, walnuts, persimmons, winter squash, Brussels sprouts on the stalk and other much-anticipated stars of the season.

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