It would be impossible to overstate just how much we adore the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. There is no better way to spend a Saturday morning than brunching al fresco by the bay, listening to live bluegrass music, sipping a Blue Bottle coffee (passé to some but P&V still considers it an excellent cup of joe) and dreaming of what you’re going to cook that evening with all of gorgeous local produce you’ve purchased. Every time we go, rain or shine, we have one of those gloriously affirming “this is why we live here” moments.
So with the Little Lady approaching three months of age, it was time our tiny San Franciscan made her first trip to the market. (We also wanted to check out how sweet it would be to shop with all of that stroller cargo space.) She did us a solid and slept like a champ, so we were able to visit all of our favorite food stalls and farmers for first time since her arrival.
We always drag the Hus-b to Cap’n Mike’s Holy Smoked Salmon for an open-faced smoked salmon tartine on Acme levain. Their name cracks us up and their smoked salmon is heads and (heh) tails above any other we’ve tried: so lovely and fresh, with a flavor that is rich and salmon-y without a hint of funk.
Baby vs. Roli Roti Porchetta Sandwich: hard to say which one is more delicious. The baby doesn’t have pork cracklings or onion jam, so…
And then there were the tomatoes. Dirty Girl Produce had some gorgeous stuff and we somehow ended up with 25 pounds of them. Twenty. Five. Pounds. (Apparently this is what happens when you take a Costco-minded husband and a wheeled storage vehicle to the farmers market.) Check back in with P&V later this week to find out what we did with these beauties!