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Ferry Bldg Farmers Market: First of the season

Tida | May 10, 200301:56 PM

At the market this AM, I saw a lot of firsts. Many vendors had first of the season peaches. The Fitzgeralds are back and though the peaches looked superluscious and tasty, my husband said they were too tart. Chatted with Mr. Hamada of Hamada Farms and he's not keen on the first of the season peaches. He thinks late June will be the time to buy.

Lots of red cherries. After talking with some farmers, it seems as though the rains have been bad for some crops as the cherries have split. May be light supply with expensive prices this year:<

A wonderful amount of peas and beans from the favas to snap peas to sugar snaps to English shelling peas. All so sweet and delightful! Fresh morels with some sugar snaps and green garlic and I'm set for tonight's dinner.

Many more squash and more heirloom tomatoes are coming in. I bought my faves, black prince, and one medium size marvel stripe that the Bruins farms people said would be sweet. I can't wait to have a bacon, marvel stripe tomato, sweet red onion on a Downtown Creamery hamburger bun sandwich later this afternoon. I'm hoping it'll be as good as I want it to be but if not, it'll only get better with the summer coming into full swing.

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