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A Dry Year for Honey

A Dry Year for Honey

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

When you think about the necessity of water in agriculture, fruit trees, row crops, and cattle probably come to mind, but you might not think about bees. As if honeybees and beekeepers didn’t have it hard enough these days, they face another challenge: drought.

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Devil’s Gulch Ranch Brings Locally-Raised Meats Including Rabbit to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Devil’s Gulch Ranch Brings Locally-Raised Meats Including Rabbit to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

| March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mark Pasternak and his wife, Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak, farm 115 acres in Nicasio, Novato, and Petaluma, raising pigs, sheep, and rabbits, as well as wine grapes and asparagus.

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Namu: Growing the Menu

Namu: Growing the Menu

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Namu is the only restaurant at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market that operates its own farm, which yields ingredients for the farmers market menu as well as for its Mission-based restaurant, Namu Gaji.

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Celebrate the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market 20th Birthday Bash with CUESA

Celebrate the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market 20th Birthday Bash with CUESA

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.

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Staycation Eye Candy: The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Staycation Eye Candy: The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

| July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A visual stroll through the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market.

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Bay Area Chefs on How to Select Winter Produce, Part 2

Bay Area Chefs on How to Select Winter Produce, Part 2

| January 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Another sunny Saturday morning found us back at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, the secret weapon of San Francisco’s thoughtful, creative chefs. The Bay Area has a wide variety of interesting fruits and vegetables growing here and near year-round, and while we’re surrounded by it all the time, you’re not alone if you have little to no idea what to look for when picking produce. We tagged along with four local culinary artists on their morning run around the various farm stands to steal their valuable tips.

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Bay Area Chefs on How to Select Winter Produce

Bay Area Chefs on How to Select Winter Produce

| December 31, 2010 | 1 Comment

As important as growing and selecting produce is to a healthy diet and life, it’s pretty stunning how few of us really know how to pick the best fruits and vegetables when shopping. Sure, we might have heard about certain items we’re supposed to thump or squeeze, and we know to look out for obvious cosmetic flaws, but too much more beyond that is a big mystery for many.

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Scouting Alice Waters’ Bay Area Eats

Scouting Alice Waters’ Bay Area Eats

| August 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

No surprise that Waters demurred on answering SFist Editor Brock Keeling’s query, “What is your favorite junk food?” However she did eventually agree to share her favorite Bay Area food-related faves with BAB. Waters has lived in North Berkeley, “a short walk away from Chez Panisse, for over 40 years.”

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Aidells Sausages out of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Aidells Sausages out of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

| January 21, 2010 | 8 Comments

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.

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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: June Report

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: June Report

| June 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Saturday morning at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market was classically representative of the way I shop the market. My plan was to get in and out in about an hour and go home to start my day. But all the vendors had stories, and I ran into friends and two and a half hours later, I was trudging home, my arms laden with lots of delicious goodies for the week.

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Spring Farmers Market Highlights

Spring Farmers Market Highlights

| May 12, 2009 | 4 Comments

It’s an exciting time around the farmers market these days. I hadn’t been to the market for about two weeks, and was amazed at how much the market changed in a short amount of time. There is a promise of summer fruit in the air, and the spring vegetables are in abundance. Here are some of the things I am looking forward to this month.

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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Report

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Report

| February 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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New to the FPFM: Marin Roots Farm

New to the FPFM: Marin Roots Farm

| January 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Girls’ Weekend in San Francisco

Girls’ Weekend in San Francisco

| October 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

When two longtime friends decided to come to San Francisco for the weekend, the first thing I did was plan our meals. I had approximately a day and a half with them, and I wanted their food experiences to be memorable. I had an added benefit of knowing my audience very well and being able […]

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