When we hit the farmers market on the weekends, it’s usually the one at the Ferry Building. Once in awhile we venture over to Noe. We NEVER go to the one just down the hill from us. In my opinion it’s the least pretty.
Lately though I’ve been feeling a little “done” with how the Ferry Building farmers market is so over-run with tourists. It’s always crowded now even when it’s cold and foggy. When the city gives us a sunny Saturday morning, well you better be ready to deal with long lines and no parking at the Ferry Building.
This past Saturday we decided to stay local and stock up on our produce at the market closest to home. Wow. I was pleasantly surprised at the selection and prices. Forget the Ferry Building. We’re sticking to a 2 minute drive from now on.
The flowers were everywhere. And they sure seemed taller than average.
The selection of produce was amazing. We picked up some of the corn and bbq’d them later in the evening and it was sweet as honey.
It was crowded though. But definitely a non-tourist kind of crowd. Everyone there probably lived up the hill on Bernal or in the Mission and were just out grabbing their greens and fruits for the week. Like us
The kids kept themselves entertained. I love that my son pretty much entertains his sister just by entertaining himself. I guess that’s what they mean by playing together. But at 4.5 years apart they don’t really “play together” quite yet
And then he always takes it one step too far. I’m pretty sure I had to break it up right after this shot
Oh and I can’t forget to mention the bread. We stopped to purchase some focaccia. The baker (I’m guessing he had a hand in baking this since he was so proud) had watched me photographing random stuff around his little “bakery stall” and said to me “I got something you’ll want to take a picture of”. And then pulled this out.
Seriously. This thing could feed a small town.
And he had more
Well all that fresh food made us hungry so we stopped for some taco truck goodness
Jack-Jack is not into tacos yet so she had her own special meal – Sandbox Bakery’s Bacon Epi. Doesn’t the name of it just sound so wrong? In such a right way? Trust me, it tastes just as good.
Well our jaunt to our neighborhood market was definitely a success. It may be a little less regular that you see a post from me on the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building.
By the way, have you checked out my Project 365? It is now live on a separate blog. You can link to it here if you’re interested in keeping up with me more!