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December 17, 2010

Crab Season: What You Need to Know

Fishing regulations maintain the sustainability of local Dungeness crab. But here’s the catch: no-limits crabbing shortens the season and increases commercial competition.

March 19, 2010

A Sure Sign of Spring

When asparagus hits the farmers market every spring, it can seem a little like a tornado. Between late February and mid-May, between 60,000 and 80,000 pounds of this vegetable arrive at the Ferry Plaza.

October 24, 2008

A Year of Eating Locally

I never intended to be a locavore. I took part in the Eat Local Challenge last year thinking my husband and I could survive off Massa Organics brown rice and local eggs and call it a success. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

December 14, 2007

Join the Rooting Section

A walk through the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in December dispels any belief that “there are no fresh vegetables during the winter.” Vendor after vendor offers baskets brimming with ruby red beets, husky carrots and plump turnips.

September 23, 2004

Food Quality

Why does food from the farmers’ market taste so good? The answer is as complex as the food system itself. We identify major factors that affect food quality.



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