Saturday, July 24, 2010

Alemany Farmer's Market

It's hard to believe that I live only about 1 mile from one of the best and most affordable farmer's markets in the city, and I had not visited! Alemany hosts a farmer's market as well as a flea market; that's next on my list! But, that all changed at 6:30 this morning. The girls at Mission Pie have developed a weekly habit of arriving early on Saturday to ensure a good parking spot. While there, it's easy to cart away several cases of peaches from Regier Family Farm in Dinuba. A quick stroll around also guarantees ingredients for savory pot pies and treasures for the home kitchen.

Ben was, of course, still sleeping when I returned. I decided to surprise him with a country-style breakfast made from market goodies. Wookie, our new cat, made himself comfortable at the table. Sorry, buddy, blueberries aren't for wookies.

Morning can't start without coffee. So,I put together something that felt a little bit more luxurious than our normal routine: french press brewed from Taylor Maid's goat rock.

While the produce was amazing, I have to admit that I was most impressed with the poached duck eggs. All the rumors that you have heard about fresh eggs - be they duck or chicken - are 100 percent true. It was like nothing I've ever had before but something I plan to have again.


  1. I can't remember where I read it, but I just saw a list of the Top 10 farmers markets in the U.S. and Alemany was on it. It ALMOST makes me wish I were a morning person.

    I have to second your thoughts about fresh eggs.,. Now that we're getting them from our CSA, I don't think I can ever go back to grocery store eggs. :-)

  2. if you weren't my cousin i'd marry you! (just for the breakfast)

  3. Jane- Ben and I said the same thing after I posted this. Best in the city? More like best in the country! I agree. Green City Market in Chicago has always been one of my favorites. Did that make the list?

    Em- If you would just come visit, I'd make you breakfast every day! ;)