These tie-dyed tomatoes (ok, not really, but don't they look like it?) are from The Peach Farm in Esparto.
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
Unripe almonds from Kashiwase Farms in Winton.
Shoppers are encouraged to taste samples before they buy—here, luscious Adriatic figs from Knoll Farms in Brentwood.
Baby squash with the blossoms still attached from The Peach Farm in Esparto.
From Blossom Bluff Orchards in the San Joaquin Valley.
Pints of strawberries from Dirty Girl Produce in Santa Cruz.
From Downtown Bakery & Creamery in Healdsburg.
White corn from G&S Farms in Brentwood, about 55 miles from the city.
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.
Eatwell Farm in Dixon was selling this good-looking garlic.
Assorted melons from The Peach Farm in Esparto.
Assorted dried peppers from Happy Quail Farms in East Palo Alto. This farm is only 2 acres of land!
From Catalán Family Farm in Hollister.
Elston Family Farm had plenty of perfect tomatoes, but these super-ripe ones are discounted and ready for using immediately.
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
Star Route Farm was selling these crisp little lettuces for $5 a pound.
From Massa Organics.
More Fruit to Try
Golden Sweet Apricots from Frog Hollow Farm in Brentwood.
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.
Hunter Orchards in the Shasta Valley was selling these organic sweet cherries for $5 a basket.