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farmers market finds, winter 2011

Robert Lauriston Jan 18, 2011 04:44 PM

What's new, great, cheap, back in season, end of the season?

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    Sharuf Jan 19, 2011 11:04 AM

    the Saturday market (9-2) at Larkspur Landing has a wonderful fish vendor.

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    1. re: Sharuf
      Robert Lauriston Jan 19, 2011 11:13 AM

      They're at a bunch of North Bay markets. They say they have their own boats, but they also sell imported stuff including Chilean seabass.


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        chowtogo Jan 19, 2011 11:29 AM

        Seconding the fish from Santa Rosa Seafood at the Larkspur Landing Market (at the Marin Country Mart). Outstanding fish, I go there every Saturday and always find great fresh products.

        Santa Rosa Seafood
        946 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

      2. JasmineG Jan 18, 2011 09:36 PM

        I had some of the best citrus that I've had for a while from the Tory Farms stand at the Thursday Ferry Plaza Market -- the Page Mandarins were fantastic, I only wish I had bought more. Very flavorful and tart.

        1. Robert Lauriston Jan 18, 2011 04:44 PM

          Berkeley Tuesday:

          Ram Das navel oranges, juicy, aromatic, great acidity. $1.60#

          Full Belly green garlic; between last week and this, they doubled or tripled in size, some now have bulbs. $4# was four good-sized plants; I'll make stock with the green parts.

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            wolfe Jan 18, 2011 04:53 PM

            Any particular market?

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              osho Jan 19, 2011 03:11 PM

              Alemany :

              Avocados - got 3 for $2 - awesome stuff.
              Fresh Olives - for home curing - i think they were $2.50/lb.
              Winter Greens - Arugula and Radichio at the south end of the market
              Oranges - got a 5 lb bag from Twin Girl - most were pretty good.

              1. re: Robert Lauriston
                Caitlin McGrath Jan 19, 2011 08:07 PM

                Dancy (I think) tangerines from Ram Das are really good right now, too. Thin skins, tart-sweet, juicy.

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