One of the favored things I like doing on week ends is visiting a farmers market. Although getting up early morning is not a fun part. But since I’ve been craving for fresh fruits and veggies, that is a price I have to pay. Got up at 6 AM, put on my most comfortable walking shoes and took the BART leading to San Francisco. People might think I’m insane to travel miles and miles just to see a farmers market, but the experience at Ferry Plaza is something I always look forward to. It’s an organic feast in one roof, a gourmands day dream come true.
I got off Embarcadero and took a cab to the farmers market. Right as I entering the building, I was greeted by a very kind barista from Blue Bottle Coffee and had me sample their Roman Espresso — talk about morning caffeine rush. It’s one pleasant coffee to have in the morning, medium brewed with a hint of caramel. After immersing myself in coffee, I went to the garden-flower section. Buckets full of flowers everywhere, it was divine! The florist said that Carnations are in full bloom this season and so I grabbed a couple medleys; enough to put a hint of color in my living room. I then dashed to the produce section, to grab some fruits and veggies. Only took me 30 minutes and I have a bag full of gourmet treats. I was quite fascinated with these odd-looking oranges I bought, they call it Blood Oranges. The name may sounds weird, but it was absolutely yummy. I had to sample it more than I should have, it was that good! My last stop for the day was Fatted Calf Charcuterie for some Pork Rilletes (yum-oh on toasted bread) and Sweet Italian Sausage that my siblings and I like gobbling down for breakfast (with sunnyside up egg and garlic fried rice, it’s a sure hit!).
By the time I’m done, my canvas bag was heavy as a (small) sack of rice, some shops were even starting to close (they close between noon to 2 pm) and I was left almost penniless. I only have enough for a cab fare and a ticket ride on the BART. Poor me, but howbeit happy with all the edibles I’m bringing home. It’s “chow time” tonight and the rest of the week.