San Francisco Farmer's Market Report: Alemany

San Francisco Farmer's Market Report: Alemany

Kathryn Hill
May 20, 2008

Sour plums and green almonds
The Alemany Farmer's Market is located at 100 Alemany Boulevard under the junction of the 101 and 280 freeways, and is held every Saturday from 7 AM to 1 PM. Founded in 1940, it is the oldest farmer's market in the Bay Area, and one of the biggest. Here's what we saw this week ... NEW ARRIVALS: Green almonds, sour plums, cactus leaf (nopales,) bitter melon, loquats, chard, green garlic. Rainbow chard and opo leaves IN SEASON: Pomelos, basil, cucumbers, Asian vegetables of all kinds - bok choy, gai choy, Chinese broccoli, opo leaf, snow peas; salad greens, dill, seedlings for the garden, strawberries, asparagus, English peas, snap peas. Bitter melon and local duck eggs LAST CHANCE: Leeks, cardoon, oranges, apples, fava beans. Fresh flowers and English peas Related: San Francisco Farmer's Market Report: Noe Valley San Francisco Farmer's Market Report: Crocker Galleria (Images: Kathryn Hill)
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