Northern California Farmer's Market Report: San Rafael


Bright orange carrots. Recipe suggestion: Carrots in Marsala.

Last Sunday, I went to the San Rafael Farmer's Market, which is in full winter swing. Christmas trees and cider were there, along with broccoli, kale, citrus, persimmons, carrots, brussels sprouts, potatoes, and many different kinds of squashes. The colors have changed from the summer; there are more oranges and greens and browns, and less reds.

I hope you enjoy these photos that I took, along with the recipe suggestions.

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Braising greens and oyster mushrooms

Recipe suggestions:
Mushroom Soup
Cipollini and Mushroom Tart
Braised Escarole with Apples and Bacon
Easy Braised Collard Greens with Bacon

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Recipe suggestions:
Orange, Olive, and Fennel Salad
Cornmeal Fennel Cookies
Roasted Butternut Squash Puree with Goat Cheese

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More heirloom squash and persimmons

Recipe suggestions:
Winter Salad with Persimmons and Spiced Pecans
Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Squash, Persimmons and Pecans

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The sign outside Prather Ranch Meats, and a huge banana squash
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Purple kohlrabi and calamondini

Recipe suggestions:
Kohlrabi Slaw
Five Ways To Prepare Kohlrabi
Roasted Kohlrabi and Butternut Squash

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Recipe recommendations:
Herbed Pork Tenderloin and Squash Puree
Vin de Noix and Nocino
Apricots with Candied Rosemary Walnuts and Cream
Apple Walnut Bread Pudding

(Images: Kathryn Hill)

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