Lovage Me Tender

Photos of unusual and heirloom vegetables and fruits, local farmers' markets and the sights along the daily path of being a produce buyer in Brooklyn.

I’m in California this week visiting markets.  Today I was at the Ferry Plaza market in San Francisco.  We’re in a weird season - winter is winding down, but the bulk of the spring stuff hasn’t come in yet.  Tierra Vegetables has their dried beans in now - the photo here is of the Hutterite beans.  They are named for the Hutterite religious community that immigrated to New Mexico from Austria in the 1760’s and grew these beans as a staple.  As always, Marin Roots had incredible greens.  Gorgeous mixed kale and beautiful bunches of flowering broccoli di cicco, an exceptional Italian heirloom variety of broccoli.  The persian cress from County Line Farm exploded with spiciness.  On our way out of the market we picked up potatoes from the rotisserie folks - fingerlings covered in pork and chicken fat with rosemary and sea salt.  We ate them on the drive home, licking the salt and fat off our fingers.

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    Beautiful Winter Market from California of course
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    lovagemetender: This gets me so excited for the spring to come! I have plans to start a garden with my neighbor at a...
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