Marin County Certified Farmers Market, San Rafael, Calif.

Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010

Kale from San Rafael Marketkale from the market photographed at the Marin Headlands

San Rafael farmers market in the rain

It’s been nearly two years since I was last at this market, on Feb. 24, 2008. It was rainy on that day, too. The rain seemed to have kept many shoppers at home, but not the farmers. Dozens of northern California farms were represented today at the Marin County market, one of the largest farmers markets in the state.

– Mark Thompson

Location:
Civic Center, Hwy. 101 and San Pedro
San Rafael, Calif. / map
Sundays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(415) 472-6100

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What I Bought

kale varieties
Tuscan kale (top); Siberian kale, peacock kale, and Redbor kale (bottom from left to right)
Price: $3/bunch of Siberian kale
$1.50/bunch for other kales


brussel sprouts

brussel sprouts
Price: $6/lb.


salsify root
Salsify roots
Price: $6/lb.


fennel
fennel
Price: $2 for three medium bulbs