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SF Ferry Plaza Farmer's Markeg 7/6 - Gren Garbanzos

Stanley Stephan | Jul 6, 200201:04 PM     2

Short Night Farms was selling green garbanzo beans this week. They taste like English Peas. I was told you could eat them raw or steam them. There is a loose fuzzy pod that you remove before eating. They also had some lovely looking red and green okra, but this is beyond my cooking skills. Short Night is on the Embarcadero side, across from the crawfish seller.

This was the first week for Andante Dairy's summer season Figaro cheese. It is a fresh cow/goat cheese with white wine and wrapped in fresh fig leaves. It has a dryish texture. Those fig leaves smell just wonderful though. It does go really well with fresh figs too. Apricots are not bad with this cheese. NOT a match with blueberries.

There is a little asterisk next to some of the cheese names. That means the dairy thinks those particular cheeses are especially good that week. I don't know the name of thw woman who is at the stand, but I really like her passion about the cheeses. She was really enthusiastic about how great one of the cheeses was and talked about how she told the dairy that the milk was just wonderful that week.

Alas, there will be no Arapaho berries this year at Langier Farms. THe heat burnt them and they were not good enough quality to bring to the market.

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