Was able to roust myself out of bed around 7:15 to head down to the Farmers Market and got some "first of the season" gems.
At DeVoto Farms, on the south corner near the corn, they had peak of the season Gravs and my visual favorite, Pink Pearls. Love the visual drama of these apples. I can't wait to make a Dutch apple pancake for guests coming into town later this week with these apples. The pancake is layered with them and they turn such a beautiful garnet color. Will also make an apple tart with them later this week as well. Go quickly if you want them. Chad said they only had 4 boxes this AM and today may be the only day they had them.
On the East side of the market next to Miette, the cute bakery stand with to die for macaroons, the farm had the "orange" colored raspberries in addition to red. I believe this farm has the best raspberries at the market as well as carrots. I don't know their name but they also sell the beautiful flowers and beans. This is the first time I've seen this type of berry this season and I immediately snagged 2 boxes at $2.50 each. By about 8:15 or so, they had already sold out so you need to go early for these.
No strawberry figs yet. No violete de Bordeaux figs either at Hamada. Also, this is the last day for Fitzgerald Farms who sells peaches and nectarines:< They are diagonally across from DeVoto farms and they are the ones wearing the safari hats. I love their nectarines cut into Strauss Family yogurt mixed with Marshall Farms honey. I'm really going to miss their nectarines but perhaps this will force me to try others.
Decided to allow myself the luxury of a soft shell crab sandwich for breakfast. I'm not picky about what I eat when. Had one from Hayes Street Grill and it was juicy and delicious! Finally picked up some fresh goat cheese from Soyoung Scanlon on the northwest corner to use later in stuffed zucchini blossoms. She threw in a wedge of very ripe soft ripened goat cheese that was very runny on the outside and still a little chalky at the core. Great day at the market!
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