WHY To support vendors like berry grower Frances Burciaga (Gutierrez Farm), who went from field hand to passionate farmer/owner.
WHAT It’s a veritable bounty: Scarborough greens, Tenerelli stone fruit, Polito citrus, Tamai corn and heirloom tomatoes, and Gonzaga Farms’ Asian veggies, lemongrass, ginger, sugarcane, fresh chickpeas, jicama (Tess will show you how to peel it properly) and delicious citrus. The non-ag stalls are worth the trip, especially J.D’s Louisiana BBQ (smoked tri-tip) and Carbon Grill Hawaiian BBQ’s gorgeous plate lunch. Opened in 2000 through a city program to bring produce to under-served communities, the market now offers a good mix of foods to a diverse clientele.
WHO Sikhs, Hassidim, carpool moms and Shuge Knight.