Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Bay Area food producers took home a stunning number of awards at the 2014 Good Food Awards. Kate Williams reports on this weekend’s ceremony and marketplace.
In honor of its 20th anniversary, Bay Area Bites looks back on how the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market has become a San Francisco institution for chefs, home cooks, and curious eaters from around the world.
The bubbly voice behind the blog Sodium Girl has a new cookbook. Sarah Henry talks with Jessica Goldman Foung about finding flavor outside the salt shaker.
I love living in San Francisco. In what other major city does the ouster of a sausage vendor at the farmers market become a platform for public debate?
First of all, a little background: This week, the Chronicle reported in an column by CW Nevius that the Aidells booth at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market was being asked to leave by the end of the month.
For about as long as I have been talking about eating food from local farmers, I have been talking about Gary Paul Nabhan. He is the author of a book called Coming Home to Eat which definitively changed my life’s course and really made me focus on talking about eating local food.
Saturday morning, market day, is a jumble of visiting with friends, purchasing food for the week, jostlingwith tourists, and talking to farmers. There are some weekends when the amount of energy needed for the market — including lugging my goods home on the bus — takes its toll. While on wintry days the market almost feels like a whisper, on summer days the market shouts at the top of its lungs for hours on end. Summer food is amplified, summer crowds are amplified, and even the number of farm booths is amplified.
I know, fireworks and farmers aren’t usually uttered in the same sentence, but why not? In San Francisco you can have up close and personal access to both at these special events. Every year KFOG puts on a fireworks extravaganza. You can fight the crowds on the pier or treat yourself to an upgrade. Head […]
I’m looking forward to the CUESA-hosted Farmers Market Cocktail Demonstration and tasting that will be held on Wednesday, May 14 at the Ferry Building in participation with San Francisco Cocktail Week. The Farmers Market Cocktail Demonstration will feature cocktails using seasonal farmers market ingredients and will have a star line-up of great bartenders from around […]
Next week, the Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) will be hosting a discussion called “Agriculture in a Warmer World.” The discussion will include presentations from two different researchers and will focus on how climate change will impact food supply, food distribution, and food security. Dr. W. Michael Hanemann is Director of the […]
Wanna know how cold it was. Too frigid for apples. One farmer stood in the cold; when a hearty customer arrived, she would bang on the truck door. Her partner, with the better end of the deal, would pass along a bag from the stash. Cold.- “Vital Information”, regarding an Ann Arbor, MI farmers market […]
The Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market has a new vendor that I am very excited about. Marin Roots Farm is one of my favorite farm booths whenever I attend the San Rafael Civic Center market and I was really pleased to see them show up at the FPFM a few weeks ago. “How long have […]
Several Mediterranean fruit flies, known as one of the most dangerous and destructive pests to fruit crops, have been found in Solano county which is approximately 70 miles from San Francisco. In an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, Solano County Agricultural Commissioner Jerry Howard called the fruit fly “The single biggest threat […]
Spend a couple of minutes poking around Google for “the $3 peach” and you will find multiple, tired complaints of the cost of produce at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market. At some point, instead of finding new reasons to complain about this nationally renowned farmers’ market, a lot of writers began to refer to the […]