Here's a roundup of what's fresh at the Ferry Building Farmer's Market in San Francisco this week! The photo above shows a small sampling of our haul. Clockwise from top: baby dandelion greens, dried heirloom tomatoes, and nettles.
We saw the first crops of California strawberries, nettles, fresh-cut lilacs, chioggia beets, fava beans, and fiddlehead ferns.
Greens are all over the place! Salad greens of all kinds (mizuna, dandelion, baby spinach), asparagus, fingerling potatoes, fennel, and lots of baby vegetables.
GOING OUT OF SEASON:
Gala and Pink Lady apples, Meyer lemons, parsnips.
Many farmers are selling last year's peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and fruits in dried form - what a great idea. We grabbed three packs of dried heirloom tomatoes and have been snacking on them in the office. We also saw a lot of honey, but it was quite pricey at $12 per jar.
(Image: Kathryn Hill)