A Saturday Trip to the Berkeley Farmers’ Market

We’re sort of between seasons in Berkeley right now.  (Unlike in Boston, where winter came early!)  There were warty pumpkins at the market.

warty pumpkin

And all kinds of squash.

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But there are still tables full of tomatoes at the market, even though our backyard tomato plants have given up for the season.

tomatoes

Beautiful heirloom tomatoes in all shades.

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Many varieties of plums were available.

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Plus gorgeous fresh beans,

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and cartons full of colorful peppers.

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I picked up plums and pears, some fresh rosemary bread, a dozen eggs, and a little bag of chanterelle mushrooms.  I also grabbed this delicious tart for breakfast.  It was roasted butternut squash, topped with goat cheese, and I carefully ferried it home by bike so I could have it heated up.  The melted goat cheese with the sweet roasted squash and flaky pastry was absolutely delicious.  I may have to face my fear of pie crust in order to recreate this in my own kitchen!

butternut_squash_goat_cheese_tart

What’s your favorite market treat?

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7 Responses to A Saturday Trip to the Berkeley Farmers’ Market

  1. jasminepayne says:

    I need to go with you next time! WOW.

  2. Rebecca Hunt says:

    Those tomatoes are amazing!

    • Beth says:

      I couldn’t believe there were still so many tomatoes at the market! Our tomato plants gave up on us more than a month ago, but apparently for some farmers they are still going strong!

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