Assorted tomatoes from Feeding Crane Farms in Natomas, CA. $3 a basket.
No Groping Allowed!
Peppers of all sorts were all over the market, including these ones from Feeding Crane Farms.
A big basket of okra from Feeding Crane Farms.
Get your Asian veggies from the Zhey's Farm booth. They had everything from Thai eggplants and bitter melon to bok choy. Most items were $1.50 per pound.
The giant pile of Thai chiles at Zhey's was particularly tempting.
Ferrari Farms in Linden, CA was stocked with a fresh-picked crop of apples, including Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith apples, all $1.75/pound.
Wholeness Farm from Lodi, CA had an impressive variety of produce including four types of cucumber (Armenian, Lemon, National, and Sweeter Yet); squash/zucchini (Ambassador, Cosata, Romanseco, Sunbeam, and Zephyr).
Red and White Potatoes
Another item from Wholeness Farms: mini red and white potatoes.
Grapes were widely available at the market from several farmers, including Smit Orchards in Linden, CA. The purple Summer Royal grapes were some of the tastiest, and just $2.50/pound.
Patrick's Garden had some of the nicest looking heirloom tomatoes, in different sizes and hues. Other items included fingerling poatoes and carrots, all for $2 a pound.
The most eye-catching items at the Beals Orchard display was baskets of figs, and these vibrant empress plums.
Grab some pears from Martinelli Hood Ranch, from Hood, CA... but get 'em quick. Several varieties, like the red bartlett, bosc, and asian pears were down to the last dozen.
Many, Many, Melons
Garden Hwy. Gardens from Sacramento had the largest selection of melons, including casaba, watermelon, honeydew, crenshaw, and orange delight.
Garden Hwy. Gardens also had tons of peppers, all for $1.50 a pound.
Pumpkins and Much More
Fall veggies were well represented at Vierra Farms in Yolo County (West Sacramento), which had a bounty of squash; large, medium, and baby sugar pumpkins; artichokes; brussels sprouts; heirloom and San Marzano tomatoes. The San Marzanos were on sale for 99 cents a pound.