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Two Peas and Their Pod: San Francisco's Ferry Building

Thursday, May 01, 2008

San Francisco's Ferry Building



So I already wrote about our trip to California, but I want to highlight the Ferry Building's Marketplace. It is my favorite place to visit. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a California certified farmers market operated by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). The market is open two days a week—Tuesdays and Saturdays. The markets offer produce and flowers from small regional farmers and ranchers, many of whom are certified organic. A wealth of other products include regional artisan specialties such as breads, cheeses and jams. It is a food lover's paradise!



We arrived around 9:30 on Saturday morning, the sun was shining and market goers were out in full force! Josh, Ben, and Whitney grabbed breakfast at Rose Pistola's. Whitney had Soft Scrambled Eggs with Crispy Prosciutto, Arugula & Fina Herbs and Josh and Ben had "man food," Egg Sandwiches with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Fontina & Mozzarella . Josh was so excited for the bacon he burnt his mouth...he still has a sore from it! Maybe he will learn to lay off the bacon from now on..ha! I opted for a blueberry scone that was fresh, flaky, and very tasty!! There are many food vendors, so if you go make sure you go hungry! '

I love all the samples at the market. We tried several varieties of dried fruit, the kiwi and white peaches are to die for. The citrus fruit is also amazing...oranges, grapefruit, and our new favorite oro blancos. Oro blanco’s are juicy; the flesh is sweet to sweet tart in flavor and can be enjoyed like a grapefruit. We bought one for the road!
Josh's mom also bought us some Asian pears that were sweet and crunchy. Strawberries were found everywhere! Bright red and oh so sweet! I enjoyed sampling these:)



The flowers at the market are breathtaking. There are so many varieties, but my favorite were the sweet peas. I really wanted these in my wedding bouquet but of course Utah can't get them in June. I also love lavendar and the market had plenty of it! One sniff and I was relaxed:)



And of course, there is always Miette. That is the highlight of my visit every time. You can't leave with out tasting a macaron, or two, or three:)



So if you are ever in the Bay area make sure you stop by the Ferry Building for the experience of a lifetime! You won't be disappointed. For market information visit: Ferry Building Marketplace.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Amy Beatty said...

Oh my goodness. That looks awesome. I loved your colorful pictures and all the details you have to go along with it. I will have to go there. You two know all the hot spots. I will have to call you when we plan our trip there, so I don't miss out on anything. I always do the pier and china town. Your things look way cooler.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Jonathan and Kristi Royce said...

Maria, i just got your wedding announcement today! You two are so cute. I am excited for your big day! Newlywed life is so fun. You will love it!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Life on Pelican Street said...

Love the beautiful photos...I'm smellin a a side job!!??

6:20 PM  

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