Ever the hardcore hound, my stepdad is driving up to the Bay Area just to visit the Ferry Building and Farmers' Market before I leave for the East Coast. I want to really wow him. Please review my list and make sure I'm not forgetting anything. He'll be in town the weekend of April 5th.
Here are my criteria:
-My focus is on artisan goods rather than produce, mostly because he can get excellent produce at the Santa Monica farmers' market. However, if there is any incredible, rare produce available, I'd love to hear about it.
-He loves to cook.
-He doesn't eat red meat.
-He doesn't drink alcohol.
-Nothing should suffer immensely from sitting around overnight i.e. no bread.
-We'll be arriving at 8am, so no worries about items selling out.
Here's my current list:
Cap'n Mike's Holy Smoke - Smoked Salmon
Rancho Gordo - Heirloom Dried Beans
Andante Dairy - World's Best Goat Cheese
June Taylor - Jams and Preserves
Marin Sun Farms - Pastured Eggs
St Benoit - Yogurt
Happy Girl Kitchen - Pickled Veggies
Hodo Soy Beanery - Organic, fresh tofu
Flying Disc Ranch - Dates
Recchiuti Chocolates - Fleur de Sel caramels and truffles
Boullette's Larder - The Entire Shop
Far West Fungi - Exotic Mushrooms
I know I'm missing stuff. Please help me out.
Happy Quail or Tierra for dried chiles?
Marshall's Farm or Snyder for honey?