Friday, October 23, 2009

quick trip to the old oakland farmers' market


i took a quick trip out to the old oakland farmers' market today.


i really do love this market.


it gives me a chance to stock up on some herbs from this booth ...


that has no name listed like many of the purveyors at this market......


but she has fresh herbs used in vietnamese cuisine as well as other stuff....


i also stopped by to get chilies from xiong farms booth (which also doesn't have a sign and is right next to twin girl farms)....




i usually buy from xiong farms when i visit this market.



i noticed that jujubes were kinda scarce at the market today. i know that the season for getting them in the US is pretty short, but then again, i also wondered if more folks bought them up because of a recent article about them in the sf chronicle. i ended up grabbing some from twin girl farms.


last, but not the least, i also did my typical stop at scream sorbet. this time, i had the persimmon which was nice. the guy at the stand said that it will probably be more flavorful next time since persimmons are just starting to hit. sometimes, you gotta love the honesty of people about their products....


naturally, i still enjoyed it.


i also enjoyed just breathing in all of the herbs and produce i bought at the market....as the fragrances were wafting out of the bag while i was on my way home. ahhhh, it are moments like these that make me happy.

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