In Northern California, late summer harvest means pears and apples, figs or walnuts. It means fresh, good tasting food for a fair price. You don’t need to wait until Saturday mornings for the epic farmer’s market at the Ferry Building. Wednesdays and Thursdays provide opportunities to get some good tasting farm food. Wednesdays offer two different farmer’s markets, one on Geary Street from 10-2 p.m. and the other on Market Street from 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

On Thursdays, business folks in the Financial District can buy some fresh farm grub on their lunch breaks. Join them and visit the indoor market from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Crocker Galleria on Post Street. There is a good variety of produce, meat, bread and cheese. Samples guaranteed.

Besides the market at Crocker Galleria, there is a cooking demo on Thursday, August 18th at the Green Zebra in Crocker Galleria. In an hour’s time, learn how to make a pecorino, grape and basil salad with fresh figs. Bonus! The first 20 people to RSVP get a free lunch, too. To get your free meal, email [email protected], show up at high noon, and learn how to cook good eats for your friends.

Still have an appetite for harvest culture? Check out “Celebrating the Fall Harvest” at the California Historical Society from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. It’s a permanent collection full of agricultural factoids and harvest-themed tidbits. This Thursday is a special sneak-peek showing of the fall collection.


Photo By: Suzi Morris