Even though we've been to this farmers market many times, the experience is something new in each visit. The feeling is always refreshing. This is why I love San Francisco!
When I woke up on Saturday, the sun was already up and the bird were chirping outside.
We didn't have plans that day so we decided we'll eat breakfast out. The decision was easy. Go to the Ferry Building Farmers market for some lox sandwiches, lattes and freshly baked breads.
Mijo and I got off at Embarcadero station after a 12 minute ride on BART. Locals and tourists were already
As always, we went straight to Capn' Mike's San Francisco Lox Sandwich to get our savory breakfast. They had the usual selections plus a new one, a smoked trout sandwich. We decided to try it.
The second stop was at Downtown Bakery and Creamery to get our freshly baked goodies. We always get the almond croissant and a morning bun.
The third stop was at Peet's Coffee to get our lattes. Small latte for me and non-fat latte for Mijo. Since we were running out of decaf coffee at home so I took this opportunity to get some decaf mocha java to bring home.
Here are the lox sandwiches and coffee. This is the only time I drink coffee with milk paired with the savory sandwiches so the coffee tasted really creamy. To wash the fish flavor down, we finish the breakfast with the freshly baked croissant and morning bun. We actually get so full eating these goodies.
After the no so light breakfast, we go produce shopping. Mijo, of course, takes over. I am just there for moral support and to carry the merchandise. We bought some potatoes, carrots, peppers, green onions, and green garlic.
We also bough a couple of these deliciously crunchy asian pears.
The tomatoes are so ripe. Look at that!
The farmers market shopping is not complete without a visit to the lavender vendor.
And more baked goodies at Marla's Bakery to bring home with us.
We also chanced upon these young performers as we were making our way back to the Embarcadero station. Lots of people were congregating around them so we stopped for a short while to listen. They were good. They call themselves The College Fund Street Band.
Back in our modest home that afternoon, Mijo made some fresh bruschetta using the tomatoes we bought that morning. It really makes a huge difference if a tomato is vine ripen because the tomatoes are almost sweet and they are very juicy. We paired it with a bottle of 2011 Sonoma County Merlot by Chateau St. Jean.
Right after that, we sampled the decaf Mocha Java blend from Peet's Coffee and paired it with the macarons from Marla's Bakery.
The rest of the ingredients, we will use for our meals the following week.
Until our next visit to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.