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San Rafael’s Thursday Farmers Market in November – Snapshots of What’s Happening 

San Rafael’s Thursday Farmers Market in November – Snapshots of What’s Happening 

Although cold out there in the mornings now, the best farmers market in the north bay is still going strong with wonderful gem-like produce offerings.   Baby Beets shine in the early morning sun at the Full Belly Farm stand. Kohlrabi, Blue Kabocha Squash and […]

Fuyu Persimmons

Fuyu Persimmons

Fuyu Persimmons are in abundance right now at the markets in Northern California. They should be used and celebrated! Below is a very easy appetizer to serve as a first course or as part of an hors d’oeuvre party. If you want to make it […]

Peaches & Cream

Peaches & Cream

Looking for a sexy late summer food pairing? Look no further…

Whether it be freshly made chèvre from a local herd of Tomales Bay goats at White Whale Farm or thickened creme fraiche (we make ours using Sonoma & Marin county cream) turned into a slightly sweet Italian pudding, the richness of milk, cream or cheese works in perfect tandom with the sweet and tart stone fruit.

Just like our dairy producers, we are proud of our peach growers and want to show them off too. We love Kashiwase Farms in Winton (just East of the 99), Dry Creek Peaches in Healdsburg & Full Belly Farms in the great Capay Valley.

What could be easier and more delicious with a glass of crisp, fruity white (try a 0.0 rs Gewurtztraminer) than an olive oil bathed crostini with freshly whipped goat cheese, firm yellow peaches, a super fruity olive oil and sea salt? This is a wonderful hors d’oeuvre treat before dinner. Don’t forget the tender, young rosemary…


A perfect sweet finish would have to be our tart panna cotta made with buttermilk and cream and topped with uber ripe freestone peaches, toasted almond brittle and mint. This would also be incredible as breakfast in bed…

Pluots!

Pluots!

Kashiwase Farms. To us, saying the words and eating the fruit is the sound and taste of Summer in its truest form. Peaches, Nectarines and Pluots from an organic farm in Winton, Ca. They also grow almonds. I can’t think of fruit I look forward to purchasing […]

San Rafael’s Thursday Farmer’s Market in August-snapshot of what’s happening. 

San Rafael’s Thursday Farmer’s Market in August-snapshot of what’s happening. 

Chanterelle mushrooms are an excellent by-product of mid summer mountain rain Coastal lettuces from Bolinas, Ca Lemon Cucumbers abound Plums of course… Fresh goat cheese from Tomales Bay Flowers Flowers Nectarines Flowering coriander Squash blossoms Melons by the truck load early pomegranates Shelling beans Blood […]