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.
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.
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.
This holiday season, give the gift of good food while supporting local farmers and food artisans.
Satisfy all your Thanksgiving feast needs this week at the special Wednesday edition of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market!
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.
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