Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Farmer's Market: Last Saturday in January

One of my favorite things to do in San Francisco is to get to the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market very early on a Saturday morning. I like it best when the stalls are still being set up, the produce being moved in, and the vendors chatting and warming their cold hands with hot cups of coffee.

I don't get to do this very often -- the lure of a warm bed is often too much to ignore -- but last Saturday I was there, bright and early. There was no line at Blue Bottle Coffee and the aisles were clear enough to really wander.

I love California because the temperate weather makes for a colorful market. Buckets of tulips signaled spring was on the way, and the piles of persimmons and citrus glowing in the early morning sun? Beautiful.

I should have bought more produce -- I regretted it this afternoon as I dashed into the grocery store. But sometimes the market is so pretty I just like to look. I left with a small bag of the most delicious, candy sweet mandarins, and a belly stuffed with a huge blueberry scone. This was enough.


Maggie said...

Local citrus! Dying of jealousy.

Lauren said...

hi anne! thanks for your comment on I Love You Now Eat This! I love your blog-your photos are beautiful. I am going to come back to visit. happy eating!

Shelley (Pink House) said...

Oh, those photos are gorgeous! One of my favorite things are Farmer's Markets but our's doesn't happen until JULY here in Montana! We're so deprived!

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