In early October, the farmers' market at Fort Mason in San Francisco is a wonderful hybrid of late summer and early fall produce. There are big, blushing heirloom tomatoes and piles of bulging Kabocha squash. You can sip on hot apple cider and sample slices of still ripe plums.
With its location next to the water (not to mention its variety of cookie and dumpling vendors), the Fort Mason Farmer's Market is a great way to enjoy those sweet San Francisco fall days. Here are some highlights.