Wednesday, September 19, 2007

fichi

adriatic fig

Hey, the Chron noticed that farmer's markets suck. No, nothing new happened, but the interviews give a good sense of how much unpleasant work -- and driving -- is involved in the delivery of your local food. Also, the Disneyfication of Ferry Plaza. Julia Wiley gets the gold star for this quote: "I'm not a value-added farm wife."

Allow me to suggest that you eat some figs while you still can. I do not, however, recommend reading about fig pollination if you are at all squeamish, i.e., if I am likely to try to serve you figs at some point. Although there appears to be some taxonomic instability at the retail level, whatever they are calling Adriatic is really really good.

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4 Comments:

Blogger mmw said...

Also, Kim? Thirty years ago called, it wants its "revolution" back.

[No, I couldn't read it, are you fucking kidding me? I was just assaulted by the video link while frolicking in the gloriously liberated MoDo archives.]

Wed Sep 19, 07:43:00 PM GMT  
Blogger sac said...

A best-case scenario would have him getting up at 6 a.m. and arriving back at the farm by 4 p.m. - if there was no traffic on I-80.

Boo fucking hoo. Pussies.

Mon Sep 24, 05:20:00 PM GMT  
Blogger sac said...

"It turns out she travels with her own olive oil, anyway. And homemade vinegar. And salt-packed capers."

Insufferable.

Mon Sep 24, 06:03:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

I told you not to read it.... Gotta have those salt-packed capers though.

Remember, farmers aren't exactly on a 9-5 schedule. It is a LOT more time (=money) for them to go to these markets instead of, you know, farming. Which is why they charge so much.

Mon Sep 24, 06:13:00 PM GMT  

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