The Spamwise Chronicles

Winter Greenmarket Snapshots

After spending a week in California and marveling at the quality of produce at San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza farmers market, it’s very difficult to come back to reality.

The Greenmarket was not crowded today, and of course, it began to snow as soon as I arrived. By the time I was done shopping, the flakes were falling hard and fast. There went any thoughts of going to Eataly to pick up a few more things…

I think I can say with 100% certainty that I am officially “over” winter. If only the world worked like my thought processes do.


Celeriac root.

heirloom carrots

Heirloom carrots.

kohlrabi and turnips

Left: Kohlrabi.
Right: Turnips.





Not cheap; this box was selling for $16/lb.



You’re looking at pea shoots.



Upland cress

Upland cress. Use as you would watercress.

watermelon radish

Watermelon radishes, so named because of the brilliant red color when you slice into one. The flavor is the same as a regular radish — peppery, with a little bit of a bite.



Wines, from upstate New York.

Have a good weekend, everybody.


This entry was published on February 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm. It’s filed under California, food, food photography, New York City, San Francisco, Union Square Greenmarket, winter and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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