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Market Watch: Five Items Not To Miss in October

Heirloom squash

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:

Five Farmers Market Things Not to Miss This September

September is always a month of big changes at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Market Watch: How Boxing Room's Chef Justin Simoneaux Uses Summer Squash

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Summer squash can be found all over the Ferry Plaza Farmer Market this month, and whether you prefer the elegant yellow Crookneck, the squat and spherical Ronde de Nice, or the flat and ridged Flying Saucer variety, you’ll find no shortage of ways to use them in your summer meals.

Market Watch: Drink to the Smooth Sounds of Yacht Rock with the City's Best Bartenders

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.

Market Watch: Haven's Kim Alter Heads Straight for the Melons


Chef Kim Alter of Haven in Jack London Square is wild about summer produce.

Market Watch: Five Things Not to Miss in August

Bronx grapes

Even with the dreary weather we’ve been having lately, summer is alive and kicking at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Market Watch: The Herb Celebration Comes to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Basil Farmers Market

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.

Five Reasons to Hit Up the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market This Month

It may be hard to believe it’s already July, but take one loop around the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and you’ll be mighty glad it is.

Market Watch: It's Time to Celebrate Herbs

Purple Basil

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.

Market Watch: CUESA's Epic 2013 Summer Celebration Is Around the Corner

As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, it’s only natural for the revelry to continue at CUESA’s 3rd Annual Summer Celebration.

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