Sunday, August 2, 2009

saturday morning at the ferry building

A and I got up early to catch the Farmers Market at the Ferry Building before it got too crowded. Some of California's most beautiful and delicious produce, jams, olive oils and cheeses can be found under umbrellas set up in neat rows around the Ferry Building. This is the port where you catch the ferries to Sausalito, Vallejo and Alameda. The actual building is home to numerous gourmet shops, restaurants and stands.

Our first stop was the Blue Bottle Coffee Co. stand, which surprisingly didn't have much of a line yet. I have to say, the best soy lattes and au laits I have ever had have come from Blue Bottle. We then wandered around to ogle the pretty vegetables and glistening free-range rotisserie chickens, slowly turning on their spits. Naturally, we soon got hungry and with all the choices, it was a tough decision. I settled on some chicken and maple bacon sausage in a rosemary potato roll with some relish and a sweet mustard. Sadly I have forgotten the name of the stand, but my goodness, was it good!

You can catch the Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am–2pm and Saturdays from 8am-2pm. Grab a bite to eat and your own cup of heavenly Blue Bottle coffee before you take that ferry ride over to Sausalito.

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