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San Francisco Ferry Building

November 29, 2008

While in the Bay Area for Thanksgiving last week, Kerry, Sean, Armida and I hit the Saturday farmer’s market at the San Francisco Ferry Building.

I have a lot of childhood memories of walking through the then-empty building on our way to the Embarcadero after taking the ferry in from Larkspur. In those days the ferry building was rundown and dark. What a difference a decade or two makes! These days it’s bustling with gourmet food and produce stalls, small shops and eateries, and several days a week is home to one of the greatest farmer’s markets around.

It was a gorgeous SF fall day and we had a great time eating our way through the market and the market stalls inside. Here’s Sean enjoying some Hog Island Oysters:


We picked up some beets for Kerry’s Thanksgiving salad; dates; Rancho Gordo cranberry and Christmas beans; Stonehouse olive oil, and Cowgirl Creamery cheese assortment before heading to Chinatown for dim sum. On the way, we spotted these massive stalks of CA brussels sprouts – truly impressive!!