Gallery: Market Scene: Saturday at Ferry Plaza in San Francisco

Heirloom Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes

These tie-dyed tomatoes (ok, not really, but don't they look like it?) are from The Peach Farm in Esparto.

Padron Peppers
Padron Peppers

Padron peppers from Tierra Vegetables in Sonoma. We love these little mysteries, sauteed until blistered or thrown on the grill. Toss with salt and take a chance: some are spicy, some aren't, and you won't know until you bite in.

Fresh Green Almonds
Fresh Green Almonds

Unripe almonds from Kashiwase Farms in Winton.

Dapple-Fire Pluots
Dapple-Fire Pluots

Rojas Family Farms was selling these sweet pluots for $3 a pound.

Samples
Samples

Shoppers are encouraged to taste samples before they buy—here, luscious Adriatic figs from Knoll Farms in Brentwood.

Still Attached
Still Attached

Baby squash with the blossoms still attached from The Peach Farm in Esparto.

Doughnut Peaches
Doughnut Peaches

From Blossom Bluff Orchards in the San Joaquin Valley.

Fava beans
Fava beans

From Little Organic Farm in Petaluma. You can throw the whole pod on the grill and then eat 'em like edamame.

Strawberries
Strawberries

Pints of strawberries from Dirty Girl Produce in Santa Cruz.

Fruit Galettes
Fruit Galettes

From Downtown Bakery & Creamery in Healdsburg.

White Corn
White Corn

White corn from G&S Farms in Brentwood, about 55 miles from the city.

Long Beans
Long Beans

Chinese long beans from Chue's Farm Fresh Vegetables in Fresno. They also had a wide variety of basils and eggplants.

Beignets
Beignets

Assorted beignets from Pastry chef Luis Villavelazquez at Les Elements Patisserie. Villavelazquez was the lead pastry chef at Absinthe before and Arlequin before setting off on his own to start Les Elements.

Garlic
Garlic

Eatwell Farm in Dixon was selling this good-looking garlic.

Melons
Melons

Assorted melons from The Peach Farm in Esparto.

Taste the Rainbow
Taste the Rainbow

An assortment of sweet peppers from Happy Quail Farms in East Palo Alto, about 35 miles from the market.

Dried Peppers
Dried Peppers

Assorted dried peppers from Happy Quail Farms in East Palo Alto. This farm is only 2 acres of land!

Artichokes
Artichokes

From Catalán Family Farm in Hollister.

Salsa-Ready
Salsa-Ready

Elston Family Farm had plenty of perfect tomatoes, but these super-ripe ones are discounted and ready for using immediately.

English Shelling Peas
English Shelling Peas

Iacopi Farm in Half Moon Bay was selling these peas for $8 a bag.

Nameko Mushrooms
Nameko Mushrooms

Far West Fungi was selling an assortment of fresh mushrooms including maitake, shiitake, tree oyster mushrooms, and these nameko mushrooms.

A Basket of Little Gems
A Basket of Little Gems

Star Route Farm was selling these crisp little lettuces for $5 a pound.

Wheatberries
Wheatberries

From Massa Organics.

A Sea of Cherry Tomatoes
A Sea of Cherry Tomatoes

Colorful cherry tomatoes from Capay Organic.

More Fruit to Try
More Fruit to Try

Golden Sweet Apricots from Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood.

Fatted Calf Charcuterie
Fatted Calf Charcuterie

The Fatted Calf was selling a delicious-looking terrine (made from a mix of game hen, squab, chicken, pork, and duck with walnuts), plus bacon and lots of other cured meats.

Cherries
Cherries

Hunter Orchards in the Shasta Valley was selling these organic sweet cherries for $5 a basket.