Autumn officially began almost two weeks ago, but October brings the true seasonal shift at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. We may be saying goodbye to plums, basil and eggplant, but we’re also welcoming back pumpkins, Brussels sprouts and early citrus varieties. Here are some fall treats you won’t want to miss this month at the market:
Smooth sounds and smooth drinks are on the itinerary as we drop anchor at the Ferry Building for Yacht Rock II: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market on August 28.
One of my favorite things about being at the market in the wee hours of the morning is the mouthwatering smells you encounter as the farmers unload their goods. In the summer months, it’s the intoxicating aroma of basil that steals the show.
Fresh herbs are the culinary workhorses of the produce world. Whether it’s a simple pinch of thyme on sautéed mushrooms, a sprinkle of lemon basil tossed over grilled fish or a blend of mint, parsley and chervil tossed in a vinaigrette, the distinct nuance of flavor they add makes them essential in any kitchen.
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