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farmers market finds, winter 2011

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

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  1. 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

        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

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

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

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            1. re: Sharuf

              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.

              http://www.santarosaseafood.com

              1. re: Sharuf

                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.

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