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Farmer’s Market

I’ve been really inspired by food lately, especially good quality ingredients. I stopped by the farmer’s market at the Ferry Building this morning and picked up some groceries. Sometimes I forget how much better the food is there. The strawberries were the most flavorful I’ve ever had and the peppery arugula was so full of flavor it was completely different from the stuff I buy at the grocery store. I also picked up some freshly churned butter and pretty eggs (which I totally bought just because they were beautiful.) I spend more than I do at the grocery store but it feels like my quality of life goes up significantly. Have you been going to your local farmer’s market this Spring?

photo of eggs at Boulette’s Larder by heyK8

  1. Mackenzie {Design Darling}

    May 25, 2010

    your purchases sound lovely. you've inspired me to stop by ours when i get back to the states!

  2. kate reymann

    May 25, 2010

    Our Farmer's Market doesn't start until June here in Salt Lake (probably because it SNOWED here yesterday) so I am quite envious of you. But when it does start, it is my favorite morning of the week.

  3. Paula Rosenthal {Just A Bite Desserts}

    May 25, 2010

    Your eggs ARE beautiful! 🙂 Would love to know where you (or they) go those terrific little baskets to house them in. TIA

  4. {what is bird in a cage bride?}

    May 25, 2010

    i know, i'm happy that organic eggs are good because i'd buy them solely on their beauty anyway.

  5. Ann Marie

    May 25, 2010

    LOVE the farmers market. i get all of my produce there and most of everything else i need…the rest i pick up from our local co-op. the farmers market is totally worth it. and it's just so much fun!!

  6. Law of Attraction

    May 25, 2010

    I go as often as I can. I'm jealous that you get to go the the Ferry Building Market. That's really nice.

  7. bM

    May 25, 2010

    agreed! i've been trying to go the ferry bldg on saturdays (i can't make it tuesdays). everything takes better–we've started shopping for saturday night dinner ingredients on sat. morning at the market. SO good. i just bought a bunch of squash that was so much more flavorful than the store.

  8. Sarah Bradley

    May 25, 2010

    I actually just went this afternoon. Came home with strawberries, zuccini, squash, garlic, a few tomatoes, as well as greens + root vegetables. I totally feel like my quality of life is much higher when I have local, quality food from farmers I can meet!

  9. rebekka

    May 25, 2010

    Yes, and just like you said…it is all about quality of life!!!

  10. Mary

    May 25, 2010

    Absolutely – we go every Saturday when it's open. Love it, and love getting fresh seafood and locally-raised meat too. Awesome.

  11. Christina Song

    May 25, 2010

    beautiful eggs!!! they look so great in those wooden boxes. oh the beauty of farmer's markets!

  12. Margaret Perry

    May 25, 2010

    the ferry building is the best! Ours just started, and I go every week, and blog about my trip and the recipes I plan to make on monday afternoons. 🙂

  13. my name is grace

    May 25, 2010

    We always do. Even though it cost a bit more. It does feel like your quality of life is upgraded.

  14. Walter Helena

    May 25, 2010

    Thank you for creating such a lovely space : )

    I’d like to invite you to win a piece of my fine art through a giveaway on my blog.

    I wish you all my best.


  15. Melissa Jade

    May 25, 2010

    husband argues regularly for "quality of life" purchasing. Choosing the local well designed market over the walmart of markets- despite the dollar difference- is always preferred in our household!

  16. lingismyname

    May 25, 2010

    I was just at the Mountain View one on Sunday =) I agree: more expensive, but superb quality!

  17. Fiore fresco

    May 25, 2010

    If you're not a regular Stone House olive oil customer, you must try it next time you're at the Ferry Building. I fell in love with it when I was there two years ago, and a friend and I get an order shipped now every couple months. I never thought I'd care about olive oil like that, but it is AMAZING.

  18. Melissa

    May 25, 2010

    Those egg cartons are gorgeous!

  19. Meg

    May 25, 2010

    I agree with Paula, those baskets would be so handly for so many things!

  20. Jamie

    May 25, 2010

    I love going to the farmers market! I can't wait until ours opens up. The food is sooo much better.

  21. mosey

    May 25, 2010

    We are definitely spoiled for farmer's markets in the bay area. If I'm in the city, I love grabbing a coffee at the Ferry Building and picking up some produce… and one just started within walking distance of my daughter's school so every week we've been stuffing ourselves silly with those huge sweet strawberries….

    Now I'm hungry…

  22. tastingsf

    May 25, 2010

    Love that market, but mostly early early in the morning, because I can't take the crowds there!

    Have you had the hot chocolate in the back of the building? Amazing.

  23. Me salen alas (si me paras los pies...)

    May 26, 2010

    Hi!! I know your site today and its lovely!!!
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    Kisses from Spain.

  24. Raychell

    May 26, 2010

    yes, my local farmers market is fantastic… I am basically in love with it. Portland Maine.

  25. Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~

    May 26, 2010

    my boyfriend has a 'summer' house in upstate NY on a lake – and they ALWAYS get fresh eggs up there – i think it's the most earthly thing – i love it!!!

    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  26. Wahzat Gayle

    May 26, 2010

    that egg shot is great

  27. tytty

    May 27, 2010

    i wish i could shop at farmers markets all the time, but sometimes prices can be dearer and i gotta revert back to the supermarkets /;

  28. bronwyn

    May 27, 2010

    Yes, I have been. in fact, I was at the Ferry Building on Tuesday as well! I go every week. Did you get your butter from the jersey cow guy? So good! I love going to the heirloom organics stand. They have $5 bags of purple mountain spinach. It's prewashed and you get a ton – way more than bagged spinach from the grocery store.

  29. Jane

    May 27, 2010

    Oh my goodness, I love the farmer's market. My favorite things to get there are freshly baked bread, tomatoes, and flowers. I'm dedicated to healthy cooking and baking, so I always go for the best possible ingredients, which are usually the home-grown ones!

    Come visit me at!

  30. Anonymous

    May 28, 2010

    If you really cared about food you wouldn't have a Tyson ad at the top of your blog. Have you seen Food, Inc?

  31. jordan

    May 28, 2010

    Hi Anonymous,

    I am part of Martha's ad network. They decide what ads run. I actually never pay attention. There is a feature that I can go in and reject certain ads but I've never really figured out how to use it. But also, I don't really mind.

  32. md

    May 29, 2010

    Love the egg photograph, but I also love the photographer — she was my neighbor in Berkeley and one of the best parts of living there!

  33. brookeb

    May 29, 2010

    Ours only has a handful of items — tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, beans, squash, peaches, and watermelon. No heirloom varieties or anything like that, and most of the stuff is still from vendors vs growers. I'm so envious of the nice farmers' markets!

  34. rebecca

    June 1, 2010

    the food is sooo much better at farmer's markets. sometimes i forget and just head to the grocery.. thanks for the reminder!

  35. The818

    June 11, 2010

    Wow, those eggs ARE beautiful.

    We've been taking our 8 month old for strolls through our local market, but I have to get used to juggling a baby and a camera, because really the photo taking is half the fun!

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