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Today's Ferry Market

Tida | Sep 7, 2002 12:09 PM

Went to the SF Ferry Market with no intention of buying any vegetables today. I just want fruit, fruit, and more fruit before it really is all gone.

Though apples will be here for another 4-5 months, at DeVoto, they say their harvest has been small this year. The apples so far have been tremendous as usual and with the limited supply, they don't have to worry about selling it all. Not this year anyway which is good for Stan DeVoto. This week is the last week for Honey Crisp, a medium sized red apple that is delightfully sweet. Another good apple that is seeing it's season is the golden one right next to it. I forget the name but they were great last week and I'm sure will be this week as well. No more gravs. He also had Jonathans and Galas.

Apple Farm had pink pearls so if you're curious about them, you can get them there.

I had never seen this before but Stonefree Farms had baby corn. The wonders of it all!

Saw more pears at the market this week. Frog Hollow didn't have them yet but I saw Bartletts at 3 stands around the market.

Hamada Farms had no figs this week but I did thank them profusely for the strawberry figs of last week. They were sticky, honeyed, luscious, vivid, and intense. They made my summer. I stopped by Knoll farms to pick up some of their strawberry figs. They have them fresh but they also sell them "dried" in a bag with Kadotas as well. Their strawberry figs are not nearly as intense in color or flavor as Hamada. But I still enjoyed two this morning for breakfast. They had pretty stonefruits as well as grapes.

Some squashes still and one farmer (close to the roasted red pepper stand) had squash blossoms still attached to the squash. Great tomatoes everywhere though Eatwell Farms (on the Southeast corner) has a beautiful basket of tiny tomatoes of all shapes and colors that tastes really good with their lavendar salt. Beautiful basil at Dirty Girl with the roots still on. Lucero Farms had purple tomatillos. Saw more golden raspberries at the market as well.

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