I leave you with a link this handy seasonality chart on the Agricultural Institute of Marin's website.
Here's the thing. We may be making sandwiches while bouncing up and down to keep warm in the frigid January morning, but this is California---the absolute center of the universe for fabulous produce---and the farmer's market still rocks. I walk around and see an explosion of leafy greens, that cute little baby broccoli from Happy Boy Farm; mandarins, lemons, grapefruit, oranges of all types; rainbow carrots, radishes, winter squashes, salad greens. You can get humanely raised, pastured meats from Prather Ranch Meat Co., stock up on preserves from Blue Chair, sample some of the best cheeses available from the attractive maidens of Cowgirl Creamery, buy super-fresh seafood from that seafood guy over there whose name I forget, get your knives sharpened, bounce around in the bouncy house, have a hot chocolate at Barlovento, and check out the flavors at our new neighbor Scream Sorbet, for whom I have invented a new tagline: "Sorbet that makes ice cream jealous." And after all that, you've probably worked up an appetite and it's time for a Vesta sandwich on flatbread off the grill. See you Saturday, brave foragers!
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