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Market Report
San Rafael, Calif.
Sunday, June 22, 2003

The Market:

Marin County Farmers Market
Marin Civic Center, Hwy 101 and San Pedro
San Rafael, Calif.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(800) 897-FARM

Market Notes: This is one of the largest farmers markets in the state, and one of the best, featuring many of the fruitful region's top growers. It also has an unusually large craft section off to one side.

Market-Goer: Mark Thompson, publisher of this Web site


What I Bought:

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay:
left to right, cherries, peaches, plum, pluot, apricots

I'm just passing through the San Francisco Bay Area on a quick trip up the coast with my wife and my two teenaged daughters, bound for Oregon. So I wasn't in a position to stock up on any of the spectacular vegetables that filled the market today, just fruit for the cooler. 

Price: $3/lb. cherries; $1.50-2.50/lb. all others

black mission figs

price: $3/lb. basket

Dried stone fruit, multiple varieties

These strikingly beautiful dried peaches, plums and apricots would be a more logical buy in the winter rather than this time of year, when the market is flooded with fresh stone fruit.  But they are perfect for a road trip.  There were a couple dozen varieties in all, from tart and chewy to soft and sweet. 

Price: $8/lb.

Copyright 2003 Seasonal Chef