Tag Archive for 'farmers’ market'

Signs of Summer

Today marks the first day of Summer 2011 and many signs of the season were on display at the Derby Street Market: fragrant basil, cherry tomatoes from Full Belly, summer squash & those knockout long stem Seascape strawberries from Lucero, and…

Market Report #5: Lucero Seascape Strawberries

Yesterday, we saw the first wave of the Lucero Organic Farm’s amaaazing long stem Seascape strawberries at the Derby St. market in Berkeley. Karen Lucero showed up at 2 p.m. when the market opened, and was sold out within three hours. Ben Lucero has been growing this same variety of strawberry for years, even after…

Market Report – End of March 2011

The Derby Street market was hopping yesterday! Lots of people were out enjoying the sunshine & also the Ecology Center’s César Chávez Celebration. There were Capoeira dancers! The other end of the market was atwitter with the upcoming Berkeley City Council meeting scheduled for later that afternoon to discuss…

Market Report #14 – Cold Snap & Salsa

The Derby Street farmers market was bustling today, in a pre-Thanksgiving-panic sort of way. But the sun came out and most of our farmers seemed ready for the hordes. And Maria Catalan was ready with samples of her salsa…

Market Report #12 – Tomatoes?

We got some solid information from Bill about this year’s weird weather and how it has effected tomato crops in northern California.

In the hopes of things heating up in time for a late-late summer ripening, we’ve pushed back the dates for the 2010 Tomato Dinners to…

Market Report #11 – Foggy August

Yesterday, we hit the Derby Street Farmers’ Market with Chef Canales & got a good look at what is available. Okra, check. Black-eyed peas, check. Jimmy Nardello peppers, check. Gypsy peppers…not so much. Melons on the other hand are going gangbusters right now. Trini Campbell gave us…

Market Report #10: It’s All Happening

Chef Paul Canales hit the Berkeley Farmers’ Market yesterday to witness northern California produce in all its glory. Trini of Riverdog Farm gives us a tomato report, Didar talks heirloom stone fruit, and Chef tells us what to do with Jimmy Nardello peppers…

Market Report #9: Lucero Strawberries

We visited Derby Street Farmers’ Market in Berkeley this Tuesday & talked strawberries. Ripe strawberries. Not in Kansas City or New York. Super ripe, Seascape strawberries from Lucero Organic Farms, right here in California. Hold the gas.

Market Report #7: Ferry Plaza

Last Saturday, we hit the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market with Bill Fujimoto. As the spring rains have finally begun to subside (at least for today), many crops are just now beginning to soak up some serious heat which leads to superlative flavor. A great example…

Market Report #6: What to Buy This Week!

We visited the Berkeley Farmers’ Market last Saturday with Bill Fujimoto and got a good look at what’s in season right this minute & what will be even-more-in-season by the end of this week. We also got an insider’s tip on a savvy way to save…