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Fun at the San Francisco Farmers Market

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The beautiful Ferry Building

The beautiful Ferry Building

Last month, I took a long overdue visit to one of my favorite places in San Francisco, the Ferry Building Marketplace, and CUESA Saturday Farmers Market. It had been at least three years since my last visit!

My visit was during the last market of 2014 season, and it happened to be one of coldest weekends of the year! Thankfully, the sun was shining, and it was an unusually calm day, with very little wind. Even though it was in the low fifties, I bundled up and enjoyed the blue sky, sunshine and the market!

I thought it’d be fun to share pictures of some of the vendors, I was surprised to see many farmers and vendors from my area at this market. If you ever find yourself in San Francisco on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, make sure to visit the Ferry Building, you won’t be disappointed!

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First things first, I got some yummy grits from Sugarfoot Grits to give me plenty of energy for browsing the market.

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Loved her explanation of grits, especially since they aren’t a “staple” food here on the west coast.

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Here’s the chef making my grits

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I opted for “The Valencia” which was cheese grits, collards, bacon, with an over easy egg.

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This is my favorite sauerkraut maker, Farmhouse Culture, made in my neck of the woods.

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Loved the name of this bakery!

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It took a lot of discipline not to bring this Three Babes Bakeshop pie home!

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What a selection of pies!

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Happy Girl Kitchen makes amazing pickles, and jams!

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I enjoyed this tart hibiscus lemonade from Happy Girl Kitchen

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Devil’s Gulch Ranch offers a unique selection of meat.

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They also had these animal hides for sale and…..

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…..these cat nip toys!

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I spied another farm from my area, Dirty Girl Produce.

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Lots of different dates being sold by Flying Disc Ranch, they are located in the Coachella Valley.

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More dates!

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Beautiful winter root vegetables and greens!

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Tierra Vegetables had several, freshly ground cornmeals…..

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….and all different kinds of beans.

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Long lines for yummy goodness from Namu Street Food and 4505 Meats!

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Massa Organics was there with my favorite almonds!

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Inside the Ferry Building, I found Pepples Organic donuts!

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Lots of meat from Prather Ranch Meat Company, and I got myself a “Praise the Lard” t-shirt!

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One of the mushroom display’s at Far West Fungi, Their farm is located just south of me, in Moss Landing, CA

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Another interesting mushroom display.

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Even thought I’m not a coffee drinker, I’ve heard lots of good things about Blue Bottle Coffee.

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I loved the wonderful juice options from Sow Organic Juice.

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I got a couple small jars of honey from Marshell’s Farm.

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Swanton Berry Farm  located just north of me, was selling their awesome jams.

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Hidden Star Orchard was selling these beautiful juice extracts.

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I indulged and got a dozen of Tout Sweet’s Macarons to share . This is the display…not what I bought 🙂

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I tried some tasty brown sugar and cinnamon walnut butter form Glashoff Farms, it was really good!

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Lots of citrus was available too!

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Inside the Ferry Building on a Sunday morning

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I made sure to eat an early dinner at one of my favorites, Delica!

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My dinner included, spinach and seasame salad, spicy burdock and lotus root salad, and carrot ginger soup. I recently “recreated” their burdock and lotus root salad, here’s my recipe if you want to try it.

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I also splurged and got a grilled cheese sandwich from Cowgirl Creamery’s Milk Bar. It was worth the splurge!

The goodies I brought home for my husband and sister in law

The goodies I brought home for my husband and sister in law

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The view of the bay bridge and Oakland, as the sun was setting.


 

Share with me your favorite farmers market, I’m considering trying to visit a new market once a month!

Author: Jen @ Honeychick Homestead

Honeychick Homestead is about more than urban homesteading. Here you'll find a mix of diverse topics, about health, real food, Lyme Disease, and my newest adventure, urban homesteading!

2 thoughts on “Fun at the San Francisco Farmers Market

  1. What great picture…..so colorful!

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