My World #131: To Farmers Market We Go

15 Aug

I was telling the hubby how we haven’t been to the Farmers Market this summer and the season is about to end. So we made a point to go to one of the biggest farmers market around. The The Alemany Farmers’ Market in Alemany Blvd in SF is the oldest farmers’ market in the Bay Area. It was started by John Brucato in the 1940s. It offers some of the lowest farmers’ market prices in the Bay Area as well as specialty items specific to Asian cuisine.

However, not early risers on the weekend we arrived just in time that the stalls were closing. It was good timing in a way because most of the veggies we got were marked down even further.

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The walls of the stalls are painted in murals.
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Fried green tomatoes anyone?
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Just about ready to pack up.
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Bittermelon or carola.
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I can go to the farmers market and only leave with tomatoes and basil in my basket and I’m happy.
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Always looking forward to the multicolored bell peppers.
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I noted that this time around there are more stalls/trucks of prepared food. In addition to the usual Mexican/Hispanic fare, there is also a pizza stall.

Hope you enjoyed going to the Farmers Market with me. Share your world at MY WORLD.


Posted by on August 15, 2011 in My World


22 responses to “My World #131: To Farmers Market We Go

  1. Barb

    August 15, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Your market photos are fantastic! I have never eaten Bitter Melon – looks prickly!

  2. PM

    August 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    OM the photos are really good! i cannot remember a time when i got excited because of vegetables πŸ˜† i like these kind of things, farmers market, local sellers. i think these are stuff that make a place great.

  3. eileeninmd

    August 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Hello, farmers markets are great places fro fresh fruits and veggies. They look so pretty too. The pepper are so colorful, great photos.

  4. kayni

    August 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    i love farmers markets too. when i have the time, i make sure to visit their farms too so that i could play with the animals :).

  5. docgelo

    August 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    wonderful produce! they look fresh and so vivid on you photos!
    sanfo’s so alive with these colors! oh, well. i miss SF again. here we go… haha!

  6. ladyfi

    August 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    What lovely and delicious shots! I do love a Farmer’s Market.

  7. Carver

    August 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Great shots from the farmer’s market. It’s a very colorful place both with the fresh produce and art. I’m happy to link you up per your request. To answer your question it is pleasant to walk at the lake in the winter although it can get pretty cold. I don’t mind bundling up though. The problem with summer is there is just so much you can take off, unlike winter when you can wear heavy coats.

  8. Sylvia Kirkwood

    August 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I love Farmer’s Markets!! And this one looks like a really fantastic one! Your photos are gorgeous and so much wonderful color! Hope you have a great week!


  9. robert

    August 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    What joy for the senses.

    daily athens

  10. Al

    August 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Farmers markets are fun, you never know what you’ll find there. There’s one locally, I should go soon.

  11. LifeRamblings

    August 15, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    wonderful shots from the farmer’s market. those tomatoes look sooo yummy. πŸ™‚

  12. Rajesh

    August 16, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Wonderful shots of market. The vegetables are very fresh.

  13. Vaish

    August 16, 2011 at 2:19 am

    The colorful Bell Peppers shot is the best!

  14. Alicesg

    August 16, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Lovely market scene. Oh I love tomatoes.

  15. magiceye

    August 16, 2011 at 6:07 am

    so colourful!

  16. Luna Miranda

    August 16, 2011 at 8:02 am

    sweet bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes are my favorite at the farmer’s market. love your photos–luscious!

  17. Jenn

    August 16, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Just say farmer’s market and I get all hyped up. Looks like a great market with wonderful veggies. Love the multi-colored bell peppers. I too would be happy with tomatoes and basils alone.

  18. aka Penelope

    August 16, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I grew a vegetable garden and found everything grew at once and it was hard to keep up. Such edible homegrown treats make beautiful subject matter for photos, though, especially when in delicious bunches. πŸ™‚

  19. EG Wow, Canada

    August 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Looks a great farmer’s market! The season is about to end? But it’s only August! πŸ™‚

  20. Carla

    August 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    What wonderful colors!! Hubby and I love the farmer’s market too, makes a sweet day trip. I would be ALL over that pizza stall!! mmmmmmmmmmmm

  21. wren

    August 17, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Lovely! Our markets here will be closing in a few months. I hate to think of the end of blueberry season.

  22. nadbugs

    August 23, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Wowzers. Want to do a face-plant in the cherry-tomatoes!


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