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Nov 17, 2006 05:29 AM

What's in season?

Hi SF Chowhounds! I'll be visiting late next week, spending the weekend. I plan to shop the Ferry Bldg. Saturday morning, and am wondering what to keep an eye out for? I'd also appreciate notes on anything else available on the peninsula worth seeking out. I've noted the thread about must-haves from the Farmer's Market that travel, but am also curious about what to sample while there. Thanks!

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  1. squash (delicata is amazing), winter lettuces, jerusalem artichokes, apples, pears, persimmons, and pomegranites. everything at the ferry building is worth looking out for, seriuosly. so many samples, too. you can't pick something bad, it's all tasteable and so great.

    1. This week my CSA box has:

      # Beets
      # Cauliflower
      # Dino Kale or Mizuna
      # Lettuce
      # Spinach
      # Peppers
      # Butternut Squash
      # Potatoes

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        And my CSA box (from a different farmer) had white turnips, zucchini, carrots, romaine lettuce, cabbage, romanesco cauliflower, apples, and butternut squash.

      2. It's the early part of Meyer lemon season. Here's a photo of the lemons I got last weekend from the Ferry Building farmers' market:

        If you can't easily find Meyer lemons where you're from, it might be worth just packing a few in your suitcase to take home. Definitely a sign of the season. :


        (Just remember to get it from the Fresno farmer stand. I forget the name but it's in the back of the Ferry Building right outside Sur La Table's back door and next to the Lavendar stand. There was another woman selling it from her stand in the front and hers were still green. The Fresno farmer had a nice selection and color in the back.)

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        1. Crab is in season now too. Get fresh crab at the Ferry Building.

          1. Fuerte Avocados usually start to come out around this time too. We have a tree of them and they're usually ready in November. For my money, these make the best guacamole.